New American Standard Bible

Nahum 1

God Is Awesome

1The [a]oracle of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

A jealous and avenging God is the Lord;
The Lord is avenging and [b]wrathful.
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 the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.
In whirlwind and storm is His way,
And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.
He rebukes the sea and makes it dry;
He dries up all the rivers.
Bashan and Carmel wither;
The blossoms of Lebanon wither.
Mountains quake because of Him
And the hills dissolve;
Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence,
The world and all the inhabitants in it.
Who can stand before His indignation?
Who can endure the burning of His anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire
And the rocks are broken up by Him.
The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble,
And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
But with an overflowing flood
He will make a complete end of [c]its site,
And will pursue His enemies into darkness.

Whatever you devise against the Lord,
He will make a complete end of it.
Distress will not rise up twice.
10 Like tangled thorns,
And like those who are drunken with their drink,
They are consumed
As stubble completely withered.
11 From you has gone forth
One who plotted evil against the Lord,
A [d]wicked counselor.

12 Thus says the Lord,

“Though they are at full strength and likewise many,
Even so, they will be cut off and pass away.
Though I have afflicted you,
I will afflict you no longer.
13 “So now, I will break his yoke bar from upon you,
And I will tear off your shackles.”

14 The Lord has issued a command concerning [e]you:
[f]Your name will no longer be perpetuated.
I will cut off [g]idol and [h]image
From the house of your gods.
I will prepare your grave,
For you are contemptible.”

15 [i]Behold, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace!
Celebrate your feasts, O Judah;
Pay your vows.
For never again will the [j]wicked one pass through you;
He is cut off completely.

Notas al pie

  1. Nahum 1:1 Or burden
  2. Nahum 1:2 Lit a possessor of wrath
  3. Nahum 1:8 I.e. Nineveh’s
  4. Nahum 1:11 Or worthless; Heb Belial
  5. Nahum 1:14 I.e. the king of Nineveh
  6. Nahum 1:14 Lit No more of your name will be sown
  7. Nahum 1:14 Or a graven image
  8. Nahum 1:14 Lit cast metal image
  9. Nahum 1:15 Ch 2:1 in Heb
  10. Nahum 1:15 Or worthless one; Heb Belial

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

那鴻書 1

1以下是關於尼尼微的預言,是伊勒歌斯人那鴻的啟示書。

耶和華向尼尼微發怒

耶和華是痛恨不貞、施行報應的上帝。
耶和華施行報應,充滿烈怒。
耶和華報應祂的仇敵,向他們發烈怒。
耶和華不輕易發怒,有偉大的能力。
耶和華斷不以有罪的為無罪。
祂行走在旋風和暴風中,
雲彩是祂腳下的塵土。
祂斥責大海,使大海乾涸;
祂使一切河流枯竭。
巴珊和迦密的草木凋零,
黎巴嫩的鮮花衰殘。
在祂面前,群山震動,丘陵消融。
在祂面前,大地隆起,
世界和世上的一切都戰慄。
祂發怒,誰能站立?
祂發烈怒,誰能承受?
祂的憤怒如火焰噴湧而出,
磐石在祂面前崩裂。
耶和華是良善的,
是人患難時的避難所;
祂看顧那些信靠祂的人。
祂必用滔滔洪水滅絕祂的敵人,
把他們驅逐到黑暗中。

尼尼微人啊,
你們為何圖謀抵擋耶和華?
祂要徹底毀滅你們,
無需擊打兩次。
10 你們像糾結的荊棘,
又像酩酊大醉的人,
要如乾稭被火燒盡。
11 你們當中有一個人,
一個邪惡的陰謀者,
圖謀抵擋耶和華。
12 耶和華說:
「儘管尼尼微勢力強大、人口眾多,
但必被剷除,化為烏有。
我的子民啊,我使你們受了苦,
但必不再使你們受苦。
13 現在我要打碎他們套在你們頸項上的軛,
鬆開你們身上的鎖鏈。」
14 尼尼微啊,
耶和華已發出有關你的命令:
「你的名不會傳於後世。
我要摧毀你神廟中雕刻和鑄造的偶像。
我要為你掘好墳墓,
因為你毫無用處。」

15 看啊,
傳喜訊、報平安的人穿山越嶺而來。
猶大啊,
慶祝你的節期,
還你許的願吧!
邪惡之人將不再侵擾你,
他們都將被徹底毀滅。