SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:2 Â¶ Dios celoso y vengador es el SEÑOR; vengador es el SEÑOR, y Señor de ira; el SEÑOR, que se venga de sus adversarios, y que guarda su enojo para sus enemigos.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Nahum 1:2 Verse 2. God is jealous] For his own glory.
And-revengeth] His justice; by the destruction of his enemies.
And is furious] So powerful in the manifestations of his judgments, that nothing can stand before him.
He reserveth wrath] Though they seem to prosper for a time, and God appears to have passed by their crimes without notice, yet he reserveth-treasureth up-wrath for them, which shall burst forth in due time.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 2. God [is] jealous, and the Lord revengeth , etc.] He is jealous of his own honour and glory, and for his own worship and ordinances; and will not give his glory to another, nor his praise to graven images; and therefore will punish all idolaters, and particularly the idolatrous Assyrians: he is jealous for his people, and cannot bear to see them injured; and will avenge the affronts that are offered, and the indignities done unto them: the Lord revengeth, and [is] furious ; or, is “master of wrath” f20 ; full of it, or has it at his command; can restrain it, and let it out as he pleases, which man cannot do; a furious and passionate man, who has no rule over his spirit. The Lord’s revenging is repeated for the confirmation of it; yea, it is a third time observed, as follows; which some of the Jewish writers think has respect to the three times the king of Assyria carried the people of Israel captive, and for which the Lord would be revenged on him, and punish him: the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries ; on all his adversaries; particularly the Assyrians are here meant, who were both the enemies of him and of his people. The Targum explains it, “that hate his people:” vengeance belongs to the Lord, and he will repay it sooner or later; if not immediately, he will hereafter; for it follows: and he reserveth [wrath] for his enemies : and them for that; if not in this world, yet in the world to come; he lays it up among his treasures, and brings it forth at his pleasure. The word “wrath” is not in the text; it is not said what he reserves for the enemies of himself and church; it is inconceivable and inexpressible.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-8 - About a hundred years before, at Jonah's preaching, the Ninevite repented, and were spared, yet, soon after, they became worse tha ever. Nineveh knows not that God who contends with her, but is tol what a God he is. It is good for all to mix faith with what is her said concerning Him, which speaks great terror to the wicked, an comfort to believers. Let each take his portion from it: let sinner read it and tremble; and let saints read it and triumph. The anger of the Lord is contrasted with his goodness to his people. Perhaps the are obscure and little regarded in the world, but the Lord knows them The Scripture character of Jehovah agrees not with the views of prou reasoners. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is slow to wrat and ready to forgive, but he will by no means acquit the wicked; an there is tribulation and anguish for every soul that doeth evil: but who duly regards the power of his wrath?
Original Hebrew אל 410 קנוא 7072 ונקם 5358 יהוה 3069 נקם 5358 יהוה 3069 ובעל 1167 חמה 2534 נקם 5358 יהוה 3069 לצריו 6862 ונוטר 5201 הוא 1931 לאיביו׃ 341