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Jehovah is a jealous God and avengeth; Jehovah avengeth and is full of wrath; Jehovah taketh vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. Jehovah is slow to anger, and great in power, and will by no means clear the guilty: Jehovah hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel; and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt; and the earth is upheaved at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken asunder by him. Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that take refuge in him. But with an over-running flood he will make a full end of her place, and will pursue his enemies into darkness.

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A (A)jealous and avenging God is the Lord;
The Lord is (B)avenging and [a]wrathful.
The Lord takes (C)vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath for His enemies.
The Lord is (D)slow to anger and great in power,
And the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.
In (E)whirlwind and storm is His way,
And (F)clouds are the dust beneath His feet.
He (G)rebukes the sea and makes it dry;
He dries up all the rivers.
(H)Bashan and Carmel wither;
The blossoms of Lebanon wither.
Mountains (I)quake because of Him
And the hills (J)dissolve;
Indeed the earth is (K)upheaved by His presence,
The (L)world and all the inhabitants in it.
(M)Who can stand before His indignation?
Who can endure the (N)burning of His anger?
His (O)wrath is poured out like fire
And the (P)rocks are broken up by Him.
The Lord is (Q)good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble,
And (R)He knows those who take refuge in Him.
But with an (S)overflowing flood
He will make a complete end of [b]its site,
And will pursue His enemies into (T)darkness.

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  1. Nahum 1:2 Lit a possessor of wrath
  2. Nahum 1:8 I.e. Nineveh’s