Nahum 1:7
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New International Version
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,

New Living Translation
The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.

English Standard Version
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.

King James Bible
The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is good, a stronghold in a day of distress; He cares for those who take refuge in Him.

International Standard Version
The LORD is good— a refuge in troubled times. He knows those who are confiding in him.

NET Bible
The LORD is good--indeed, he is a fortress in time of distress, and he protects those who seek refuge in him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is good. [He is] a fortress in the day of trouble. He knows those who seek shelter in him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knows those that trust in him.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him.

American King James Version
The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that take refuge in him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is good and giveth strength in the day of trouble: and knoweth them that hope in him.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

English Revised Version
The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that put their trust in him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

World English Bible
Yahweh is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knows those who take refuge in him.

Young's Literal Translation
Good is Jehovah for a strong place in a day of distress. And He knoweth those trusting in Him.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:1-8 About a hundred years before, at Jonah's preaching, the Ninevites repented, and were spared, yet, soon after, they became worse than ever. Nineveh knows not that God who contends with her, but is told what a God he is. It is good for all to mix faith with what is here said concerning Him, which speaks great terror to the wicked, and comfort to believers. Let each take his portion from it: let sinners 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 they are obscure and little regarded in the world, but the Lord knows them. The Scripture character of Jehovah agrees not with the views of proud reasoners. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is slow to wrath and ready to forgive, but he will by no means acquit the wicked; and there is tribulation and anguish for every soul that doeth evil: but who duly regards the power of his wrath?

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 7-11. - § 3. The prophet prepares the way for proclaiming the punishment of Nineveh lay deriding that the wrath of God falls not on those who trust in him, but is reserved for his enemies. Verse 7. - The Lord is good. The Targum adds unnecessarily, "for Israel" (Psalm 25:8). He is "good," in that he is a stronghold in the day of trouble, as in the perilous time when the Assyrians attacked Judaea (comp. Psalm 27:1; Jeremiah 16:19). He knoweth; loves and cares for (Psalm 1:6; Psalm 37:18; temp. 2 Timothy 2:19; and see note on Amos 3:2).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord is good,.... To Israel, as the Targum adds; to Hezekiah and his, people, that betook themselves to him, and put their trust in him; whom he defended and preserved from the king of Assyria, to whom he was dreadful and terrible, destroying his army in one night by an angel; and so delivered the king of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from that terror that had seized them, and that danger they were exposed unto; and so the Lord is good in himself, in the perfections of his nature, in the works of his hands, in all his persons to his people, that fear him, trust in him, and seek him, and wait for him, and on him:

a strong hold in the day of trouble; or, he is "good for a strong hold" (w), &c. it was a day of trouble, rebuke, and blasphemy, with Hezekiah and his people, when they were besieged by the army of Sennacherib king of Assyria, and had received from Rabshakeh by his orders a railing and reproaching letter; and then the Lord was a strong hold to them, to whom they betook themselves, and he protected and defended them. The whole time of this life is a time of trouble to the saints, though it is but a day, a short time; in which they meet with much from their own corrupt hearts, and the sin that dwells in them; from Satan and his temptations; from carnal professors, their principles and practices; and from a profane and persecuting world; and from the Lord himself, who sometimes lays his afflicting hand upon them, and hides his face from them; and yet he is their rock and their refuge, their strong tower and place of defence; where they find safety and plenty in all their times of distress and want:

and he knoweth them that trust in him; in his word, as the Targum; and they are such that know him, and are sensible of the vanity of all other objects of trust; who betake themselves to him for shelter and protection; lean and stay themselves upon him, and commit all unto him, and expect all from him: these he knows, loves, and has the strongest affection for; he approves of them, and commends their faith and confidence; he takes notice of them, visits them, and makes himself known unto them, even in their adversity; he owns and acknowledges them as his own, claims his right in them now, and will confess them hereafter; and he takes care of them that they perish not, whoever else do; see Psalm 1:6; he knows the necessities of those that trust in him, as Jarchi; he knows them for their good, takes care of them, provides for, them, and watches over them, as Kimchi. The ancients formerly had their and "notores" (x), such as knew them, and were their patrons and defenders; as when a Roman citizen was condemned to be whipped or crucified in a province where he was not known, and claimed the Roman privileges, such persons were his witnesses and advocates; and thus the Lord is represented as one that knows his people, and is their patron and advocate. The goodness of God expressed in this text is set off with a foil by the terribleness of his wrath and vengeance against his enemies.

(w) "bonus Dominus ad robur", Burkius; "bonus est Jehovah in arcem", Cocceius. (x) Dannhaver, apud Burkium in loc. Vid. Turnebi Adversar. l. 29. c. 36.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. Here Nahum enters on his special subject, for which the previous verses have prepared the way, namely, to assure his people of safety in Jehovah under the impending attack of Sennacherib (Na 1:7), and to announce the doom of Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian foe (Na 1:8). The contrast of Na 1:7, 8 heightens the force.

he knoweth—recognizes as His own (Ho 13:5; Am 3:2); and so, cares for and guards (Ps 1:6; 2Ti 2:19).

Nahum 1:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Burden of Nineveh
6Who can stand before His indignation? Who can endure the burning of His anger? His wrath is poured out like fire And the rocks are broken up by Him. 7The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him. 8But with an overflowing flood He will make a complete end of its site, And will pursue His enemies into darkness.…
Cross References
John 10:14
"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me--

2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."

Psalm 1:6
For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Psalm 25:8
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

Psalm 37:39
The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.

Psalm 37:40
The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 145:9
The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.

Jeremiah 16:19
LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, "Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.

Jeremiah 17:17
Do not be a terror to me; you are my refuge in the day of disaster.

Jeremiah 24:5
"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Like these good figs, I regard as good the exiles from Judah, whom I sent away from this place to the land of the Babylonians.

Jeremiah 33:11
the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, "Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever." For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,' says the LORD.

Joel 3:16
The LORD will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the heavens will tremble. But the LORD will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.

Zephaniah 3:12
But I will leave within you the meek and humble. The remnant of Israel will trust in the name of the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him.

Lord.

1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.

Ezra 3:11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks to …

Psalm 25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

Psalm 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures …

Psalm 136:1-26 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever…

Psalm 145:6-10 And men shall speak of the might of your terrible acts: and I will …

Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, …

Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which …

1 John 4:8-10 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love…

strong hold. or, strength.

Psalm 18:1,2 I will love you, O LORD, my strength…

Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the …

Psalm 62:6-8 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved…

Psalm 71:3 Be you my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: …

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and …

Psalm 91:1,2 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under …

Psalm 144:1,2 Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and …

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.

Isaiah 25:4 For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy …

Isaiah 26:1-4 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have …

Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert …

in the.

Psalm 20:1 The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob …

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Psalm 59:16 But I will sing of your power; yes, I will sing aloud of your mercy …

Psalm 86:7 In the day of my trouble I will call on you: for you will answer me.

Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in …

Isaiah 37:3,4 And they said to him, Thus said Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, …

and he.

Psalm 1:6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly …

Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, …

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Galatians 4:9 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, …

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, …

that.

1 Chronicles 5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered …

2 Chronicles 16:8,9 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many …

2 Chronicles 32:8,11,21 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help …

Psalm 84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in you.

Jeremiah 17:7,8 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is…

Daniel 3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spoke, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, …

Daniel 6:23 Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they …

Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: …

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