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Nahum 1:1-15

1A prophecy concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

The Lord’s Anger Against Nineveh

2The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;

the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.

The Lord takes vengeance on his foes

and vents his wrath against his enemies.

3The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;

the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.

His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,

and clouds are the dust of his feet.

4He rebukes the sea and dries it up;

he makes all the rivers run dry.

Bashan and Carmel wither

and the blossoms of Lebanon fade.

5The mountains quake before him

and the hills melt away.

The earth trembles at his presence,

the world and all who live in it.

6Who can withstand his indignation?

Who can endure his fierce anger?

His wrath is poured out like fire;

the rocks are shattered before him.

7The Lord is good,

a refuge in times of trouble.

He cares for those who trust in him,

8but with an overwhelming flood

he will make an end of Nineveh;

he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.

9Whatever they plot against the Lord

he will bring1:9 Or What do you foes plot against the Lord? / He will bring it to an end;

trouble will not come a second time.

10They will be entangled among thorns

and drunk from their wine;

they will be consumed like dry stubble.1:10 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.

11From you, Nineveh, has one come forth

who plots evil against the Lord

and devises wicked plans.

12This is what the Lord says:

“Although they have allies and are numerous,

they will be destroyed and pass away.

Although I have afflicted you, Judah,

I will afflict you no more.

13Now I will break their yoke from your neck

and tear your shackles away.”

14The Lord has given a command concerning you, Nineveh:

“You will have no descendants to bear your name.

I will destroy the images and idols

that are in the temple of your gods.

I will prepare your grave,

for you are vile.”

15Look, there on the mountains,

the feet of one who brings good news,

who proclaims peace!

Celebrate your festivals, Judah,

and fulfill your vows.

No more will the wicked invade you;

they will be completely destroyed.1:15 In Hebrew texts this verse (1:15) is numbered 2:1.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Nahumu 1:1-15

11:1 Isa 13:1; 19:1; Kĩam 10:11Ĩno nĩyo ndũmĩrĩri nditũ ĩkoniĩ Nineve. Rĩĩrĩ nĩrĩo ibuku rĩa kĩoneki kĩa Nahumu, ũrĩa Mũelikoshi.

Jehova Kũrakarĩra Nineve

21:2 Thaam 20:5Jehova nĩ Mũrungu ũrĩ ũiru na mwĩrĩhĩria;

Jehova nĩerĩhagĩria na akaiyũrwo nĩ mangʼũrĩ.

Jehova nĩerĩhagĩria harĩ thũ ciake,

na agatũũria mangʼũrĩ make harĩ amuku ake.

31:3 Neh 9:17; Thab 104:3Jehova ndahiũhaga kũrakara na nĩarĩ hinya mũnene;

Jehova ndakaaga kũherithia mũndũ mwaganu.

Njĩra yake ĩrĩ thĩinĩ wa rũhuho rũnene na thĩinĩ wa kĩhuhũkanio,1:3 Ihuhũkanio na huho nene Kĩrĩkanĩro-inĩ cionanagia hinya na riiri wa Jehova.

matu namo nĩ rũkũngũ rwa makinya make.

41:4 Isa 33:9Akũũmaga iria, agatũma rĩhũe;

ahũithagia njũũĩ ciothe.

Bashani na Karimeli nĩkũhoohete,

na kĩro kĩa Lebanoni gĩkaragatha.1:4 Bashani, na Karimeli, na Lebanoni kuoĩkaine nĩ ũndũ wa ũnoru na ũruru wakuo.

51:5 Mik 1:4; Ezek 38:20Irĩma ithingithaga mbere yake,

natuo tũrĩma tũgatweka.

Thĩ ĩinainaga ĩrĩ mbere yake,

o na mabũrũri mothe makainaina,

na arĩa othe matũũraga kuo.

6Nũũ ũngĩĩtiiria mathirĩ make?

Nũũ ũngĩkĩũmĩrĩria marakara make mahiũ?

Mangʼũrĩ make-rĩ, maitĩkaga ta mwaki;

ndwaro cia mahiga igathethereka mbere yake.

71:7 Jer 33:11; Thab 22:9Jehova nĩ mwega,

nĩ kĩĩhitho hĩndĩ ya thĩĩna.

Arĩa mamwĩhokete-rĩ, nĩamamenyagĩrĩra,

81:8 Isa 8:7; Dan 9:26no rĩrĩ, nĩakaniina Nineve

na kĩguũ kĩnene kĩa maaĩ;

nĩakaingata thũ ciake nginya nduma-inĩ.

9Ũrĩa wothe magaaciirĩra gwĩka Jehova-rĩ,

we nĩakaũniina;

o na thĩĩna ndũgooka hĩndĩ ya keerĩ.

101:10 2Sam 23:6; Mal 4:1Makaarigiicwo mĩigua-inĩ

na marĩĩo nĩ ndibei yao;

nao magaacinwo ta maragara momũ.

11Nĩ harĩ ũmwe wĩyumĩrĩtie thĩinĩ waku wee Nineve,

ũrĩa ũthugundaga ũũru wa gũũkĩrĩra Jehova,

na akaheanaga irĩra cia waganu.

121:12 Maca 3:31-32Jehova ekuuga atĩrĩ:

“O na aakorwo marĩ na arata, na nĩ aingĩ mũno-rĩ,

nĩmakaniinwo, meherio.

O na aakorwo nĩngũnyariirĩte, wee Juda-rĩ,

ndigacooka gũkũnyariira rĩngĩ.

131:13 Ayub 12:18; Thab 107:14Na rĩrĩ, nĩnguunanga icooki rĩao riume ngingo-inĩ yaku,

na nduange mĩnyororo ĩrĩa woheetwo nayo.”

141:14 Mik 5:13; Jer 28:8Jehova nĩarutĩte watho ũgũkoniĩ,

wee Nineve, akoiga atĩrĩ,

“Ndũkagĩa na njiaro cia gũtũũria rĩĩtwa rĩaku.

Nĩngananga mĩhianano ĩyo mĩicũhie o na ĩyo ya gũtwekio

ĩrĩa ĩrĩ kũu hekarũ ya ngai ciaku.

Nĩngũhaarĩria mbĩrĩra yaku,

nĩgũkorwo ũrĩ kĩndũ kĩũru biũ.”

151:15 Arom 10:15; Alaw 23:2-4Ta cũthĩrĩriai kũũrĩa irĩma-igũrũ,

muone magũrũ ma mũndũ ũrĩa ũrarehe ũhoro mwega,

ũrĩa wanagĩrĩra thayũ!

Wee Juda-rĩ, kũngũĩra ciathĩ ciaku,

na ũhingie mĩĩhĩtwa yaku.

Andũ aaganu matigagũtharĩkĩra rĩngĩ,

nĩgũkorwo nĩmakaniinwo biũ.