Introduction 1 The oracle against Nineveh;the book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite: God Takes Vengeance against His Enemies 2 The Lord is a zealous and avenging God;the Lord is avenging and very angry.The Lord takes vengeance against his foes;he sustains his rage against his enemies.3 The Lord is slow to anger but great […]
This prophet denounces the certain and approaching destruction of the Assyrian empire, particularly of Nineveh, which is described very minutely. Together with this is consolation for his countrymen, encouraging them to trust in God.
Proclamation of the Destruction of Nineveh 1 The watchmen of Nineveh shout:“An enemy who will scatter you is marching out to attack you!”“Guard the rampart!Watch the road!Prepare yourselves for battle!Muster your mighty strength!”2 For the Lord will restore the majesty of Jacob,as well as the majesty of Israel,though their enemies have plundered themand have destroyed […]
Reason for Judgement: Sins of Nineveh 1 Woe to the city guilty of bloodshed!She is full of lies;she is filled with plunder;she has hoarded her spoil! Portrayal of the Destruction of Nineveh 2 The chariot drivers will crack their whips;the chariot wheels will shake the ground;the chariot horses will gallop;the war chariots will bolt forward!3 […]