Amplified Bible

Nahum 1

God Is Awesome

1The [a]oracle (a burdensome message—a pronouncement from God) concerning [b]Nineveh [the capital city of Assyria]. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh [which he saw in spirit and prophesied].


The Lord is a jealous and avenging God [protecting and demanding what is rightfully and uniquely His];
The Lord avenges and He is full of wrath.
The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath for His enemies.

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power
And He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.
The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm,
And the clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

He rebukes the sea and dries it up;
He dries up all the rivers [illustrating His judgment].
Bashan [on the east] and [Mount] Carmel [on the west] wither,
And [in the north] the blossoms of Lebanon fade.

The mountains quake before Him
And the hills melt away;
Indeed the earth is shaken by His presence—
Yes, the world and all that dwell in it.

Who can stand before His indignation [His great wrath]?
And who can stand up and endure the fierceness of His anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire
And the rocks are destroyed by Him.

The Lord is good,
A strength and stronghold in the day of trouble;
He knows [He recognizes, cares for, and understands fully] those who take refuge and trust in Him.

But with an [c]overwhelming flood [of judgment through invading armies]
He will make a complete destruction of [d]its site
And will pursue His enemies into darkness.


Whatever [plot] you [Assyrians] devise against the Lord,
He will make a complete end of it;
Affliction [of God’s people by the hand of Assyria] will not occur twice.
10 
Like tangled thorn branches [gathered for fuel],
And like those drowned in drunkenness,
[e]The people of Nineveh are consumed [through fire]
Like stubble completely withered and dry [in the day of the Lord’s wrath].
11 
From you [O Nineveh],
One has gone forth who plotted evil against the Lord,
A malevolent [f]counselor [the king of Assyria].

12 This is what the Lord says,

“Though they are at full strength and many in number,
Even so, they will be cut off and pass away.
Though I have afflicted you and caused you grief [O Jerusalem],
I will afflict you no longer.
13 
“Now, I will break his yoke [of taxation] off you,
And I will tear off your shackles.”

14 
The Lord has given a command concerning you [O king of Nineveh]:
“Your name will no longer be perpetuated.
I will cut off the carved idols and cast images
From the temple of your gods;
I will prepare your grave,
For you are vile and unworthy.”

15 
Behold, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news [telling of Assyria’s destruction],
Who announces peace and prosperity!
Celebrate your feasts, O Judah;
Perform your vows.
For the wicked one [the king of Assyria] will never again pass through you;
He is completely cut off.

Notas al pie

  1. Nahum 1:1 An urgent message the prophet is under compulsion to proclaim.
  2. Nahum 1:1 Under the preaching of Jonah, the king of Nineveh and all its people repented (Jon 3:5). But when Nahum came to Nineveh a hundred and fifty years later, everything had changed and the people had become hopelessly wicked. God’s wrath was not to be turned away this time.
  3. Nahum 1:8 The overwhelming flood may be understood as a metaphor describing a conquering army as well as a literal reference to a flood of water. Diodorus of Sicily refers to a legend that Nineveh could never be taken until the river became its enemy. Arbaces the Scythian had besieged the city in vain for two years, but in the third year the Khoser River washed away a considerable section of the very great wall and the invaders pushed through this opening. Nahum 2:6 refers to the devastating flood and 3:13, 15 probably to the destruction of Nineveh by fire. The vivid descriptions of ch 3 are historically accurate.
  4. Nahum 1:8 The city of Nineveh was the magnificent capital of the Assyrian Empire. The great palace of Sennacherib was without rival and contained at least seventy or more rooms. The city was home to more than 120,000 residents (at least twice the size of Babylon) and had no less than fifteen gates in the wall surrounding the city. During its glory days it was probably the largest city in the known world. Built near the juncture of the Tigris River and its tributary the Khoser, it was served by an elaborate water system of eighteen canals. Nineveh had many suburbs, three of which are mentioned along with Nineveh in Gen 10:11, 12. Nineveh’s extensive ruins are located near the modern city of Mosul, Iraq.
  5. Nahum 1:10 Lit They.
  6. Nahum 1:11 The reference here may be to Sennacherib, who reigned over Assyria from 705-681 b.c. He led an attack on Judah (the Southern Kingdom) in 701 b.c.

Korean Living Bible

나훔 1

니느웨에 대한 여호와의 분노

1이것은 엘고스 사람 나훔이 니느웨에 대하여 계시받은 말씀이다.

여호와는 시기하시며 보복하시는 하나님이시다. 여호와는 보복하시며 분노하시되 자기 대적에게 보복하시고 자기 원수에게 분노를 품으신다.

여호와는 좀처럼 화를 내지 않으시고 그 능력이 크시지만 죄인을 벌하지 않은 채 그대로 내버려 두는 법이 없으시다. 여호와의 길은 회오리바람과 폭풍 속에 있고 구름은 그 발밑의 티끌이다.

그가 바다를 꾸짖어 말리시고 모든 강들을 마르게 하시니 바산 들과 갈멜산이 메마르고 레바논의 꽃이 시든다.

여호와 앞에서 높은 산들이 진동하고 야산이 녹으며 땅이 흔들리고 세계와 그 가운데 사는 모든 자들이 떠는구나.

누가 분노하신 여호와 앞에 설 수 있으며 누가 그의 무서운 진노에 살아 남을 수 있는가? 그가 진노를 불처럼 쏟으시므로 그 앞에서 바위들이 깨어진다.

여호와는 선하시고 환난 때에 피난처가 되시며 자기를 신뢰하는 자들을 보호하신다.

그가 큰 홍수로 자기 대적들을 쓸어 버리고 그들을 흑암으로 쫓아내실 것이다.

너희가 여호와께 무슨 음모를 꾸미느냐? 그가 너희를 완전히 멸망시킬 것이니 [a]다시 칠 필요가 없을 것이다.

10 뒤엉킨 가시덤불 같고 술 취한 사람 같은 그들은 바싹 마른 지푸라기처럼 불에 타서 없어질 것이다.

11 니느웨야, 여호와께 악을 꾀하는 한 사람이 네 가운데서 나와 악을 권유하고 있다.

12 여호와께서 말씀하신다. “[b]앗시리아 사람들이 아무리 강하고 수가 많아도 그들은 멸망하여 사라질 것이다. 유다야, 지금까지 내가 너를 괴롭혔으나 더 이상 너를 괴롭히지 않을 것이다.

13 이제 내가 앗시리아 왕이 메게 한 너의 멍에를 깨뜨리고 너를 묶고 있는 사슬을 끊어 버리겠다.”

14 니느웨야, 여호와께서 너에 대하여 말씀하셨다. “네 이름이 더 이상 존재하지 않을 것이다. 내가 너의 신전에 있는 우상들을 깨뜨려 버리고 너의 무덤을 준비하겠다. 이것은 네가 아주 더러워졌기 때문이다.”

15 보라, 좋은 소식을 가지고 평화를 전하는 자의 발이 산 위에 있다! 유다야, 네 명절을 지키고 네가 서약한 것을 이행하라. 악인들이 전멸되었으므로 그들이 다시는 네 땅을 침략하지 못할 것이다.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:9 또는 ‘재난이 다시 일어나지 아니하리라’
  2. 1:12 원문에는 ‘그들이’