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Décembre 22


Nahum 1:1-15
1. This message concerning Nineveh came as a vision to Nahum, who lived in Elkosh.
2. The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and wrath. He takes revenge on all who oppose him and furiously destroys his enemies!
3. The LORD is slow to get angry, but his power is great, and he never lets the guilty go unpunished. He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm. The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet.
4. At his command the oceans and rivers dry up, the lush pastures of Bashan and Carmel fade, and the green forests of Lebanon wilt.
5. In his presence the mountains quake, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles, and its people are destroyed.
6. Who can stand before his fierce anger? Who can survive his burning fury? His rage blazes forth like fire, and the mountains crumble to dust in his presence.
7. The LORD is good. When trouble comes, he is a strong refuge. And he knows everyone who trusts in him.
8. But he sweeps away his enemies in an overwhelming flood. He pursues his foes into the darkness of night.
9. Why are you scheming against the LORD? He will destroy you with one blow; he won't need to strike twice!
10. His enemies, tangled up like thorns, staggering like drunks, will be burned like dry straw in a field.
11. Who is this king of yours who dares to plot evil against the LORD?
12. This is what the LORD says: "Even though the Assyrians have many allies, they will be destroyed and disappear. O my people, I have already punished you once, and I will not do it again.
13. Now I will break your chains and release you from Assyrian oppression."
14. And this is what the LORD says concerning the Assyrians in Nineveh: "You will have no more children to carry on your name. I will destroy all the idols in the temples of your gods. I am preparing a grave for you because you are despicable and don't deserve to live!"
15. Look! A messenger is coming over the mountains with good news! He is bringing a message of peace. Celebrate your festivals, O people of Judah, and fulfill all your vows, for your enemies from Nineveh will never invade your land again. They have been completely destroyed!

Nahum 2:1-13
1. Nineveh, you are already surrounded by enemy armies! Sound the alarm! Man the ramparts! Muster your defenses, and keep a sharp watch for the enemy attack to begin!
2. For the land of Israel lies empty and broken after your attacks, but the LORD will restore its honor and power again.
3. Shields flash red in the sunlight! The attack begins! See their scarlet uniforms! Watch as their glittering chariots move into position, with a forest of spears waving above them.
4. The chariots race recklessly along the streets and through the squares, swift as lightning, flickering like torches.
5. The king shouts to his officers; they stumble in their haste, rushing to the walls to set up their defenses.
6. But too late! The river gates are open! The enemy has entered! The palace is about to collapse!
7. Nineveh's exile has been decreed, and all the servant girls mourn its capture. Listen to them moan like doves; watch them beat their breasts in sorrow.
8. Nineveh is like a leaking water reservoir! The people are slipping away. "Stop, stop!" someone shouts, but the people just keep on running.
9. Loot the silver! Plunder the gold! There seems no end to Nineveh's many treasures--its vast, uncounted wealth.
10. Soon the city is an empty shambles, stripped of its wealth. Hearts melt in horror, and knees shake. The people stand aghast, their faces pale and trembling.
11. Where now is that great Nineveh, lion of the nations, full of fight and boldness, where the old and feeble and the young and tender lived with nothing to fear?
12. O Nineveh, you were once a mighty lion! You crushed your enemies to feed your cubs and your mate. You filled your city and your homes with captives and plunder.
13. "I am your enemy!" says the LORD Almighty. "Your chariots will soon go up in smoke. The finest of your youth will be killed in battle. Never again will you bring back plunder from conquered nations. Never again will the voices of your proud messengers be heard."

Nahum 3:1-19
1. How terrible it will be for Nineveh, the city of murder and lies! She is crammed with wealth to be plundered.
2. Listen! Hear the crack of the whips as the chariots rush forward against her. Wheels rumble, horses' hooves pound, and chariots clatter as they bump wildly through the streets.
3. See the flashing swords and glittering spears in the upraised arms of the cavalry! The dead are lying in the streets--dead bodies, heaps of bodies, everywhere. People stumble over them, scramble to their feet, and fall again.
4. All this because Nineveh, the beautiful and faithless city, mistress of deadly charms, enticed the nations with her beauty. She taught them all to worship her false gods, enchanting people everywhere.
5. "No wonder I am your enemy!" declares the LORD Almighty. "And now I will lift your skirts so all the earth will see your nakedness and shame.
6. I will cover you with filth and show the world how vile you really are.
7. All who see you will shrink back in horror and say, `Nineveh lies in utter ruin.' Yet no one anywhere will regret your destruction."
8. Are you any better than Thebes, surrounded by rivers, protected by water on all sides?
9. Ethiopia and the land of Egypt were the source of her strength, which seemed without limit. The nations of Put and Libya also helped and supported her.
10. Yet Thebes fell, and her people were led away as captives. Her babies were dashed to death against the stones of the streets. Soldiers cast lots to see who would get the Egyptian officers as servants. All their leaders were bound in chains.
11. And you, Nineveh, will also stagger like a drunkard. You will hide for fear of the attacking enemy.
12. All your fortresses will fall. They will be devoured like the ripe figs that fall into the mouths of those who shake the trees.
13. Your troops will be as weak and helpless as women. The gates of your land will be opened wide to the enemy and set on fire and burned.
14. Get ready for the siege! Store up water! Strengthen the defenses! Make bricks to repair the walls! Go into the pits to trample clay, and pack it into molds!
15. But in the middle of your preparations, the fire will devour you; the sword will cut you down. The enemy will consume you like locusts, devouring everything they see. There will be no escape, even if you multiply like grasshoppers.
16. Merchants, as numerous as the stars, have filled your city with vast wealth. But like a swarm of locusts, they strip the land and then fly away.
17. Your princes and officials are also like locusts, crowding together in the hedges to survive the cold. But like locusts that fly away when the sun comes up to warm the earth, all of them will fly away and disappear.
18. O Assyrian king, your princes lie dead in the dust. Your people are scattered across the mountains. There is no longer a shepherd to gather them together.
19. There is no healing for your wound; your injury is fatal. All who hear of your destruction will clap their hands for joy. Where can anyone be found who has not suffered from your cruelty?

Psalms 145:17-21
17. The LORD is righteous in everything he does; he is filled with kindness.
18. The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him sincerely.
19. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.
20. The LORD protects all those who love him, but he destroys the wicked.
21. I will praise the LORD, and everyone on earth will bless his holy name forever and forever.

Proverbs 30:16-16
16. the grave, the barren womb, the thirsty desert, the blazing fire.

Revelation 12:1-17
1. Then I witnessed in heaven an event of great significance. I saw a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
2. She was pregnant, and she cried out in the pain of labor as she awaited her delivery.
3. Suddenly, I witnessed in heaven another significant event. I saw a large red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, with seven crowns on his heads.
4. His tail dragged down one-third of the stars, which he threw to the earth. He stood before the woman as she was about to give birth to her child, ready to devour the baby as soon as it was born.
5. She gave birth to a boy who was to rule all nations with an iron rod. And the child was snatched away from the dragon and was caught up to God and to his throne.
6. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where God had prepared a place to give her care for 1,260 days.
7. Then there was war in heaven. Michael and the angels under his command fought the dragon and his angels.
8. And the dragon lost the battle and was forced out of heaven.
9. This great dragon--the ancient serpent called the Devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world--was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
10. Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, "It has happened at last--the salvation and power and kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ! For the Accuser has been thrown down to earth--the one who accused our brothers and sisters before our God day and night.
11. And they have defeated him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of their testimony. And they were not afraid to die.
12. Rejoice, O heavens! And you who live in the heavens, rejoice! But terror will come on the earth and the sea. For the Devil has come down to you in great anger, and he knows that he has little time."
13. And when the dragon realized that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the child.
14. But she was given two wings like those of a great eagle. This allowed her to fly to a place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be cared for and protected from the dragon for a time, times, and half a time.
15. Then the dragon tried to drown the woman with a flood of water that flowed from its mouth.
16. But the earth helped her by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that gushed out from the mouth of the dragon.
17. Then the dragon became angry at the woman, and he declared war against the rest of her children--all who keep God's commandments and confess that they belong to Jesus.