Great(i) 1 Thys is the heuy burthen of Niniue, whych Nahum of Elchos dyd write as he sawe it. 2 The Lorde is a gelous God, & a taker of vengeaunce is the Lorde, and wrothfull. The Lorde taketh vengeaunce of his enemyes, and reserueth displeasure for his aduersaries. 3 The Lord suffreth longe, he is of great power, & so innocent that he leaueth no man fautlesse before him. The Lord goeth forth in tempest & stormy wether, the cloudes are the dust of his fete. 4 When he reproueth the see, he dryeth it vp, & turneth all the floudes to drie lande Basan is desolate, Charmel & the pleasure of Lybanus wasteth awaye. 5 The mountaynes tremble for him, the hylles consume. At the sight of him, the earth quaketh: yee, the whole world, and all that dwell therin. 6 Who maye endure before hys wrath? Or who is able to abide his gryme displeasure? His anger taketh on lyke fyre, and the harde rockes are clouen in sunder before him. 7 Full gracious is the Lord, and a stronge holde in the time of trouble, he knoweth them that put their trust in hym: 8 when the floude renneth ouer, and destroyeth the place, and when the darcknesse foloweth styll vpon his enemyes. 9 What do ye Imagin then agaynst the Lord on this maner? (Tush, when he hath once made an ende, there shall come nomore trouble.) 10 For like as the thornes that stike together, and as the drie strawe, so shall the dronckardes be consumed together, euen when they be full. 11 There come oute of the soch as Imagin myschefe, & geue vngracious councell agaynst the Lorde. 12 Therfore thus sayeth the Lord: Let them be as well prepared: yee, & as many as they can, yet shall they be hewen downe, and passe awaye. And as for the, I will vexe the, but not vtterly destroye the. 13 And now wil I breake his rodde from thy backe, & burst thy bondes in sonder. 14 But the Lorde hath geuen a commaundement concernynge the, that there shall come nomore sede of thy name. The carued & casten Images will I rote out of the house of thy God. Thy graue shal I prepare for the, and thou shalt be confounded. 15 (