NA-1:1  The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum

the Elkohshite.

NA-1:2  God [is] jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD

revengeth, and [is] furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his

adversaries, and he reserveth [wrath] for his enemies.

NA-1:3  The LORD [is] slow to anger, and great in power, and

will not at all acquit [the wicked]: the LORD hath his way in

the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds [are] the dust of

his feet.

NA-1:4  He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up

all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower

of Lebanon languisheth.

NA-1:5  The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the

earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that

dwell therein.

NA-1:6  Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide

in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire,

 and the rocks are thrown down by him.

NA-1:7  The LORD [is] good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;

and he knoweth them that trust in him.

NA-1:8  But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end

of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

NA-1:9  What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an

utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

NA-1:10  For while [they be] folden together [as] thorns, and

while they are drunken [as] drunkards, they shall be devoured as

stubble fully dry.

NA-1:11  There is [one] come out of thee, that imagineth evil

against the LORD, a wicked counsellor.

NA-1:12  Thus saith the LORD; Though [they be] quiet, and

likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall

pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee

no more.

NA-1:13  For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will

burst thy bonds in sunder.

NA-1:14  And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee,

[that] no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods

will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will

make thy grave; for thou art vile.

NA-1:15  Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth

good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn

feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass

through thee; he is utterly cut off.

*NA-2:1  He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face:

keep the munition, watch the way, make [thy] loins strong,

fortify [thy] power mightily.

NA-2:2  For the LORD hath turned away the excellency of Jacob,

as the excellency of Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them

out, and marred their vine branches.

NA-2:3  The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant

men [are] in scarlet: the chariots [shall be] with flaming

torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall

be terribly shaken.

NA-2:4  The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall

justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem

like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.

NA-2:5  He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in

their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the

defence shall be prepared.

NA-2:6  The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace

shall be dissolved.

NA-2:7  And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be

brought up, and her maids shall lead [her] as with the voice of

doves, tabering upon their breasts.

NA-2:8  But Nineveh [is] of old like a pool of water: yet they

shall flee away. Stand, stand, [shall they cry]; but none shall

look back.

NA-2:9  Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for

[there is] none end of the store [and] glory out of all the

pleasant furniture.

NA-2:10  She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart

melteth, and the knees smite together, and much pain [is] in all

loins, and the faces of them all gather blackness.

NA-2:11  Where [is] the dwelling of the lions, and the

feedingplace of the young lions, where the lion, [even] the old

lion, walked, [and] the lion's whelp, and none made [them]


NA-2:12  The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and

strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and

his dens with ravin.

NA-2:13  Behold, I [am] against thee, saith the LORD of hosts,

and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall

devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the

earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.

*NA-3:1  Woe to the bloody city! it [is] all full of lies [and]

robbery; the prey departeth not;

NA-3:2  The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of

the wheels, and of the prancing horses, and of the jumping


NA-3:3  The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the

glittering spear: and [there is] a multitude of slain, and a

great number of carcases; and [there is] none end of [their]

corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:

NA-3:4  Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the

wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth

nations through her whoredoms, and families through her


NA-3:5  Behold, I [am] against thee, saith the LORD of hosts;

and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will show

the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.

NA-3:6  And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make

thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.

NA-3:7  And it shall come to pass, [that] all they that look

upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste:

who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?

NA-3:8  Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among

the rivers, [that had] the waters round about it, whose rampart

[was] the sea, [and] her wall [was] from the sea?

NA-3:9  Ethiopia and Egypt [were] her strength, and [it was]

infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.

NA-3:10  Yet [was] she carried away, she went into captivity:

her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all

the streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all

her great men were bound in chains.

NA-3:11  Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou

also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.

NA-3:12  All thy strong holds [shall be like] fig trees with the

firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the

mouth of the eater.

NA-3:13  Behold, thy people in the midst of thee [are] women:

the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies:

the fire shall devour thy bars.

NA-3:14  Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong

holds: go into clay, and tread the mortar, make strong the


NA-3:15  There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut

thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself

many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.

NA-3:16  Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of

heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and fleeth away.

NA-3:17  Thy crowned [are] as the locusts, and thy captains as

the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day,

 [but] when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is

not known where they [are].

NA-3:18  Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles

shall dwell [in the dust]: thy people is scattered upon the

mountains, and no man gathereth [them].

NA-3:19  [There is] no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is

grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands

over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed