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Nahum 1

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

The Lord’s Anger Against Nineveh

The 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.
The 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.
He rebukes the sea and dries it up;
    he makes all the rivers run dry.
Bashan and Carmel wither
    and the blossoms of Lebanon fade.
The mountains quake before him
    and the hills melt away.
The earth trembles at his presence,
    the world and all who live in it.
Who can withstand his indignation?
    Who can endure his fierce anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire;
    the rocks are shattered before him.

The Lord is good,
    a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him,
    but with an overwhelming flood
he will make an end of Nineveh;
    he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.

Whatever they plot against the Lord
    he will bring[a] to an end;
    trouble will not come a second time.
10 They will be entangled among thorns
    and drunk from their wine;
    they will be consumed like dry stubble.[b]
11 From you, Nineveh, has one come forth
    who plots evil against the Lord
    and devises wicked plans.

12 This 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.
13 Now I will break their yoke from your neck
    and tear your shackles away.”

14 The 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.”

15 Look, 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.[c]

Footnotes

  1. Nahum 1:9 Or What do you foes plot against the Lord? / He will bring it
  2. Nahum 1:10 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.
  3. Nahum 1:15 In Hebrew texts this verse (1:15) is numbered 2:1.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

那鸿书 1

1以下是关于尼尼微的预言,是伊勒歌斯人那鸿的启示书。

耶和华向尼尼微发怒

耶和华是痛恨不贞、施行报应的上帝。
耶和华施行报应,充满烈怒。
耶和华报应祂的仇敌,向他们发烈怒。
耶和华不轻易发怒,有伟大的能力。
耶和华断不以有罪的为无罪。
祂行走在旋风和暴风中,
云彩是祂脚下的尘土。
祂斥责大海,使大海干涸;
祂使一切河流枯竭。
巴珊和迦密的草木凋零,
黎巴嫩的鲜花衰残。
在祂面前,群山震动,丘陵消融。
在祂面前,大地隆起,
世界和世上的一切都战栗。
祂发怒,谁能站立?
祂发烈怒,谁能承受?
祂的愤怒如火焰喷涌而出,
磐石在祂面前崩裂。
耶和华是良善的,
是人患难时的避难所;
祂看顾那些信靠祂的人。
祂必用滔滔洪水灭绝祂的敌人,
把他们驱逐到黑暗中。

尼尼微人啊,
你们为何图谋抵挡耶和华?
祂要彻底毁灭你们,
无需击打两次。
10 你们像纠结的荆棘,
又像酩酊大醉的人,
要如干秸被火烧尽。
11 你们当中有一个人,
一个邪恶的阴谋者,
图谋抵挡耶和华。
12 耶和华说:
“尽管尼尼微势力强大、人口众多,
但必被铲除,化为乌有。
我的子民啊,我使你们受了苦,
但必不再使你们受苦。
13 现在我要打碎他们套在你们颈项上的轭,
松开你们身上的锁链。”
14 尼尼微啊,
耶和华已发出有关你的命令:
“你的名不会传于后世。
我要摧毁你神庙中雕刻和铸造的偶像。
我要为你掘好坟墓,
因为你毫无用处。”

15 看啊,
传喜讯、报平安的人穿山越岭而来。
犹大啊,
庆祝你的节期,
还你许的愿吧!
邪恶之人将不再侵扰你,
他们都将被彻底毁灭。