1:9 Whatever you plot against the Lord, he will completely destroy!
Distress will not arise a second time.
1:10 Surely they will be totally consumed
like entangled thorn bushes,
like the drink of drunkards,
like very dry stubble.
1:11 From you, O Nineveh, one has marched forth who plots evil against the Lord,
a wicked military strategist.
1:12 This is what the Lord says:
“Even though they are powerful –
and what is more, even though their army is numerous –
nevertheless, they will be destroyed and trickle away!
Although I afflicted you,
I will afflict you no more.