3:19 The “news” of Nineveh’s incurable “wound” and fatal “hurt” is received with general applause. The God of Israel, to whom alone vengeance belongs (Deut. 32:35; Rom. 12:19), has finally put an end to the continual wickedness that had caused such injustice and suffering. The vision of Nahum had its initial fulfillment in 612 b.c. but still awaits its final realization at the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.