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Nahum 1:2 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

God’s Terrifying Appearance

[a]A jealous and avenging God[b] is the Lord,
    an avenger is the Lord, full of wrath;
The Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries,
    and rages against his enemies;


  1. 1:2–8 A poem written in the style of the alphabetic psalms (cf. Ps 9; 25; 111; 119) in which each verse unit begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The second half of the alphabet is not represented here.
  2. 1:2 A jealous…God: see note on Ex 20:5.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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