Micah 7:9 – Nahum 1:6

Note: How convincing?  F/F’ bring together the Name revealed in Exodus 34:6-7.

Micah 7

A.(9) I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.

B. (10) Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets. (11) In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be far removed. (12) In that day also he shall come even to thee from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain. (13) Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.

C.(14) Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.

D.(15) According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.(16) The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.

E.(17) They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.

F.(18) Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. (19) He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

G.(20) Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

Nahum 1

F’.(1) The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. (2) God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. (3) The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked:

E’. the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

D’.(4) He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers:

C’. Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.

B’.(5) The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

A.(6) Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.

2 thoughts on “Micah 7:9 – Nahum 1:6”

  1. I do not think the suggested structure reflects a true chiasm in the text for the following reasons: 1) In A/A’, according to Strong, the words for “indignation” are different in Hebrew. 2) Likewise the words for “dust” in E/E’ are different. 3) The words “anger” in F/F’ are not near the proposed central statement.

    However, in C/C’ the order of Bashan and Carmel are reversed so they should be separated. This seems to be a key indicator that a chiasm is straddling the two books and indeed this turns out to be the case. I’ll post a separate chiasm using a different central verse which incorporates these words and sticks to parallels where the same words are used.

    1. A and A’ could still be linked as despite the different words, they still have a general theme of God’s anger.

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