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And passeth by the transgression of the remnant of Has heritage?
He retaineth not His anger for ever,
Because He delighteth in mercy.
19He will again have compassion upon us;
He will subdue our iniquities;
And Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
20Thou wilt show faithfulness to Jacob, mercy to Abraham,
As Thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.



1The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

2The Lord is a jealous and avenging God,
The Lord avengeth and is full of wrath;
The Lord taketh vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserveth wrath for His enemies.
3The Lord is long-suffering, and great in power,
And will by no means clear the guilty;
The Lord, in the whirlwind and in the storm is His way,
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 upheaved 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 broken asunder before Him.
7The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knoweth them that take refuge in Him.
8But with an overrunning flood
He will make a full end of the place thereof,
And darkness shall pursue His enemies.
9What do ye devise against the Lord?
He will make a full end;
Trouble shall not rise up the second time.
10For though they be like tangled thorns,
And be drunken according to their drink,
They shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
11Out of thee came he forth,
That deviseth evil against the Lord,
That counselleth wickedness.