1Elkosini Nahum anisoadehu nhoma a ɛyɛ nkɔmhyɛ a ɛfa Ninewe ho.
Awurade Abufuw A Etia Ninewe
2Awurade yɛ ninkufo ne aweretɔ Nyankopɔn,
Awurade tɔ were, na abufuw ahyɛ no ma.
Awurade tɔ nʼatamfo so were,
na nʼabufuw tena wɔn so.
3Awurade bo kyɛ fuw, na ne tumi so,
na ɔtwe ɔfɔdifo aso.
Ne kwan wɔ mfɛtɛ ne ahum mu,
omununkum yɛ nʼanan ase mfutuma.
4Ɔteɛteɛ po na ɔma ɛyow;
ɔma nsubɔnten nyinaa yoyow.
Basan ne Karmel twintwam,
na Lebanon frɔmfrɔmyɛ nso kisa.
5Mmepɔw wosow biribiri nʼanim
na nkoko nan.
Asase, wiase ne wɔn a wɔwɔ mu nyinaa
6Hena na obetumi agyina nʼabufuw ano?
Hena na obetumi atena nʼabufuwhyew mu?
Nʼabufuw hwie te sɛ ogya;
abotan yam wɔ nʼanim.
ɔyɛ ahohia mu guankɔbea.
Nʼani wɔ wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho to no so no so.
8Nanso, ɔnam nsuyiri nwonwaso so
bɛma Ninewe aba awiei.
Ɔbɛtaa nʼatamfo akodu sum kabii mu.
9Pɔw biara a wɔbɛbɔ atia Awurade no,
ɔhaw biara remma nto so mprenu.
10Wɔde nsɔe bɛkyekyere wɔn ho,
na bere a wɔn nsa abow wɔn no
wɔbɛhyew wɔn sɛ nwuraguanee a wɔaboa ano.
11Ninewe, wo mu na
nea ɔbɔ pɔw bɔne tia Awurade
na otu fo bɔne no fi.
12Nea Awurade se ni:
“Ɛwɔ mu sɛ wɔwɔ nnamfonom a wɔdɔɔso de,
nanso wɔbɛsɛe wɔn ama wɔayera.
Yuda, ɛwɔ mu sɛ mama ɔhaw aba wo so,
nanso merenyɛ saa bio.
13Afei, mebubu konnua a ɛda wo kɔn mu
na matetew nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn no mu.”
14Ninewe, Awurade aka ɔhyɛ asɛm a ɛfa wo ho:
“Worennya asefo a wo din bɛda wɔn so.
Mɛsɛe nsɛsode a wɔasen ne ahoni a wɔagu
a esisi wʼabosonnan mu no.
Mesiesie wo da
efisɛ woadan ayɛ atantanne.”
15Hwɛ mmepɔw no so,
nea ɔde asɛmpa no ba no anammɔn
ɔno na ɔka asomdwoesɛm!
Yuda di wʼafahyɛ na
di wɔ bɔhyɛ so.
Nnipabɔne rentu wo so sa bio;
Wɔbɛsɛe wɔn pasaa.
1The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
2God 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.1.2 God…: or, The LORD is a jealous God, and a revenger, etc1.2 is furious: Heb. that hath fury 3The 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. 4He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. 5The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. 6Who 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.1.6 abide: Heb. stand up 7The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.1.7 strong hold: or, strength 8But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
9What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. 10For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry. 11There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor.1.11 a wicked…: Heb. a counsellor of Belial 12Thus 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.1.12 Though…: or, If they would have been at peace, so should they have been many, and so should they have been shorn, and he should have passed away1.12 cut down: Heb. shorn 13For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder. 14And 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. 15Behold 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.1.15 keep…: Heb. feast1.15 the wicked: Heb. Belial