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14 The Lord has given you this command, Nineveh:
    “You will not have ·descendants [L seed] to carry on your name.
I will ·destroy [L cut off] the ·idols [carved images] and metal images
    that are in the ·temple [L house] of your gods.
I will ·make [prepare] a grave for you,
    because you are ·wicked [vile; despicable].”

15 Look, there on the ·hills [mountains],
    ·someone is [L the feet of one] bringing good news [Is. 52:7]!
    He is announcing peace!
Celebrate your ·feasts [festivals], people of Judah,
    and ·give your promised sacrifices to God [L fulfill your vows].
The wicked will not come to attack you again;
    they have been completely ·destroyed [L cut off].

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14 The Lord has given a command concerning you, Nineveh:
    “You will have no descendants to bear your name.(A)
I will destroy the images(B) and idols
    that are in the temple of your gods.
I will prepare your grave,(C)
    for you are vile.”

15 Look, there on the mountains,
    the feet of one who brings good news,(D)
    who proclaims peace!(E)
Celebrate your festivals,(F) Judah,
    and fulfill your vows.
No more will the wicked invade you;(G)
    they will be completely destroyed.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Nahum 1:15 In Hebrew texts this verse (1:15) is numbered 2:1.

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