The majesty of God in goodness to his people, and severity against his enemies.
Nahum 1:1 Thys is the heuye burthen of Niniue, which Nahum of Elchos dyd wryte as he sawe it. Nahum 1:2 The Lorde is a gelous God, & a taker of vengeaunce: yee a taker of vengeaunce is þe Lorde, and wrathfull. The Lord taketh vengeaunce of hys enemyes, and reserueth dyspleasure for his aduersaries. Nahum 1:3 The Lorde suffreth longe, he is of greate power, & so innocent that he leaueth no man fautlesse before hym. The Lorde goeth forth in tempest and stormy wether, the cloudes are the dust of his fete. Nahum 1:4 When he reproueth the sea, he drieth it vp, and turneth all the floudes to drye lande. Basan is desolate, Charmel & the pleasure of Lybanus wasteth awaye. Nahum 1:5 The mountaynes tremble for him, the hylles consume. At the syght of hym, þe earth quaketh: yee the whole world, and all that dwell therin. Nahum 1:6 Who maye endure before his wrath? Or who is able to abyde hys gryme displeasure? His anger taketh on lyke fyre, and the harde rockes burst in sunder before hym. Nahum 1:7 Full gracious is the Lorde, and a stronge holde in the tyme of trouble, he knoweth them that put their truste in hym: Nahum 1:8 when the floude renneth ouer, and destroyeth the place, and when the darcknesse foloweth styll vpon his enemyes. Nahum 1:9 What do ye Imagin then agaynst the Lord on this maner? (Tush, when he hath ones made an ende, there shall come nomore trouble.) Nahum 1:10 For lyke as the thornes that sticke together, and as the drye strawe, so shall the dronckardes be consumed together, euen when they be full. Nahum 1:11 There come oute of the soche as Imagin meschefe, & geue vngracious councell agaynst the Lorde. Nahum 1:12 Therfore thus sayeth the Lorde: Let them be as well prepared, yee and as many as they can, yet shall they be hewen downe, & passe awaye. And as for the, I wyll vexe þe, but not vtterly destroye the. Nahum 1:13 And now wyll I breake hys rodde from thy backe, & burst thy bondes in sonder. Nahum 1:14 But the Lorde hath geuen a commaundement concernynge the, þt there shall come nomore sede of thy name. The carued & casten Images wyll I rote out of the house of thy God. Thy graue shall I prepare for the, and thou shalt be confounded. Nahum 1:15 Beholde, vpon the mountaynes come the fete of hym, that bryngeth good tydynges, and preacheth peace. O Iuda, kepe thy holy dayes, perfourme thy promyses: for Beliall shall come nomore in the, he is vtterly roted out.