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7 The Lord is good,(A)
a refuge in times of trouble.(B)
He cares for(C) those who trust in him,(D)
8 but with an overwhelming flood(E)
he will make an end of Nineveh;
he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.
9 Whatever they plot(F) against the Lord
he will bring[a] to an end;
trouble will not come a second time.
10 They will be entangled among thorns(G)
and drunk(H) from their wine;
they will be consumed like dry stubble.[b](I)
11 From you, Nineveh, has one come forth
who plots evil against the Lord
and devises wicked plans.
12 This is what the Lord says:
“Although they have allies and are numerous,
they will be destroyed(J) and pass away.
Although I have afflicted you, Judah,
I will afflict you no more.(K)
13 Now I will break their yoke(L) from your neck
and tear your shackles away.”(M)
14 The Lord has given a command concerning you, Nineveh:
“You will have no descendants to bear your name.(N)
I will destroy the images(O) and idols
that are in the temple of your gods.
I will prepare your grave,(P)
for you are vile.”
15 Look, there on the mountains,
the feet of one who brings good news,(Q)
who proclaims peace!(R)
Celebrate your festivals,(S) Judah,
and fulfill your vows.
No more will the wicked invade you;(T)
they will be completely destroyed.[c]