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The Book of the Prophet Nahum

(Naum “comfort” from the Hebrew)

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      This is the heavy burden of Ninive, which Nahum of Elchos did write as he saw it. The Lord is a jealous God, and a taker of vengeance: yee a taker of vengeance is the Lord, and wrothful. The Lord taketh vengeance of his enemies, and reserveth displeasure for his adversaries. The Lord suffereth long, he is of great power, and so innocent that he leaveth no man faultless before him. The Lord goeth forth in tempest and stormy weather, the clouds are the dust of his feet. When he reproveth the sea , he drieth it up, and turneth all the floods into dry land. Basan is desolate, Charmel and the pleasure of Libnus wasteth away. The mountains tremble before him, the hills consume. At the sight of him the earth quaketh: yee the whole world, and all that dwell therein. Who may endure before his wrath? Or who is able to abide his grim displeasure? His anger taketh on like fire, and the hard rocks burst asunder before him.
      Full graciousness is the Lord, and a strong hold in the time of trouble, he knoweth them that put their trust in him: when the flood runneth over, and destroyeth the place, and when the darkness followeth still upon his enemies. What do ye imagine against the Lord on this manner? ( Tush, when he hath once made an end, there shall come no more trouble ) For like as the thorns that stick together, and as the dry straw, so shall the drunkards be consumed together, even when they be full. There come out of the such as Imagine mischief, and give ungracious counsel against the Lord.
      Therefore thus saith the Lord: Let them be as well prepared, yee and as many as they can, yet shall they be hewn down, and pass away. And as for thee I will vex thee but not utterly destroy thee, And now will I break his rod from thy back, and burst thy bonds asunder. But the Lord hath given a commandment concerning thee, that there shall come no more seed of thy name. The carved and chastened Images I will root out of the house of thy God. Thy grave shall I prepare for thee, and thou shalt be confounded.


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