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
11:1 Isa 13:1; 19:1; Yer 23:33-34; 50:18; Mwa 10:11; Nah 2:8; 3:7Neno alilosema Mungu kuhusu Ninawi. Kitabu cha maono cha Nahumu, Mwelkoshi.
Hasira Ya Mungu Dhidi Ya Ninawi
21:2 Kut 20:5; Mwa 4:24; Kum 32:41; 7:10; Za 94:1Bwana ni mwenye wivu na Mungu mlipiza kisasi;
Bwana hulipiza kisasi na amejaa ghadhabu.
Bwana hulipiza kisasi juu ya watesi wake,
naye anadumisha ghadhabu yake dhidi ya adui zake.
31:3 Neh 9:17; Kut 34:7; 19:16; Za 103:8; Mik 7:18; 2Sam 22:10; Za 50:3; 104:3Bwana si mwepesi wa hasira naye ni mwenye nguvu,
Bwana hataacha kuadhibu wenye hatia.
Njia yake ipo katika kisulisuli na tufani,
na mawingu ni vumbi la miguu yake.
41:4 2Sam 22:16; Kut 14:22; Isa 33:9; Yos 3:15, 16Anakemea bahari na kuikausha,
anafanya mito yote kukauka.
Bashani na Karmeli zinanyauka
na maua ya Lebanoni hukauka.
51:5 Kut 19:18; Ay 9:6; 2Sam 22:8; Yoe 2:10; Eze 38:20; Mik 1:4Milima hutikisika mbele yake
na vilima huyeyuka.
Nchi hutetemeka mbele yake,
dunia na wote waishio ndani yake.
61:6 Za 130:3; Eze 22:14; Isa 5:24-25; 42:25; Yer 10:10; 1Fal 19:11Ni nani awezaye kuzuia hasira yake yenye uchungu?
Nani awezaye kuvumilia hasira yake kali?
Ghadhabu yake imemiminwa kama moto,
na miamba inapasuka mbele zake.
71:7 Yer 33:11; 17:17; Za 22:9; 1:6; 2Tim 2:19Bwana ni Mwema,
kimbilio wakati wa taabu.
Huwatunza wale wanaomtegemea,
81:8 Isa 8:7; Amo 8:8; Dan 9:26lakini kwa mafuriko makubwa,
atafuatilia adui zake hadi gizani.
91:9 Hos 7:15Shauri baya lolote wapangalo dhidi ya Bwana
taabu haitatokea mara ya pili.
101:10 2Sam 23:6; Isa 49:26; 5:24; Mal 4:1Watasongwa katikati ya miiba
na kulewa kwa mvinyo wao.
Watateketezwa kama mabua makavu.
11Ee Ninawi, kutoka kwako amejitokeza mmoja,
ambaye anapanga shauri baya
dhidi ya Bwana
na kushauri uovu.
121:12 Isa 10:34; 54:6-8; Mao 3:31-32Hili ndilo asemalo Bwana:
“Ingawa wana muungano nao ni wengi sana,
watakatiliwa mbali na kuangamia.
Ingawa nimekutesa wewe, ee Yuda,
131:13 Isa 9:4; Ay 12:18; Za 107:14Sasa nitavunja nira zao kutoka shingo yako,
nami nitazivunjilia mbali pingu zako.”
141:14 Isa 14:22; Mik 5:13; Yer 28:8; Eze 32:22-23Hii ndiyo amri Bwana aliyoitoa kukuhusu wewe, Ninawi:
“Hutakuwa na wazao
watakaoendeleza jina lako.
Nitaharibu sanamu za kuchonga na sanamu za kuyeyusha
ambazo zipo katika hekalu la miungu yenu.
Nitaandaa kaburi lako,
kwa maana wewe ni mwovu kabisa.”
151:15 Isa 40:9; Rum 10:15; Isa 52:7; Mdo 10:36; Law 23:2-4Tazama, huko juu milimani,
miguu ya huyo mmoja aletaye habari njema,
ambaye anatangaza amani!
Ee Yuda, sherehekea sikukuu zako,
nawe utimize nadhiri zako.
Waovu hawatakuvamia tena;