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SAB Highlights: Nahum - Malachi

Nahum | Habakkuk | Zephaniah | Haggai | Zechariah | Malachi


  1. Whirlwinds, tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires are caused by God and are signs of his anger. He dries up oceans and rivers, melts mountains, and throws stones. 1:3-6

  2. He doesn't just get even. He drowns his enemies. 1:8

  3. There is "much pain in all loins." 2:10

  4. God will "discover thy skirts upon thy face ... show the nations thy nakedness ... and will cast abominable filth upon thee." 3:4

  5. God punished Nineveh by enslaving the people and smashing the little children in the streets. 3:10

  6. "Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women." I guess this ("You're all just a bunch of women.") was the biggest insult God could think of at the moment. 3:13

  7. God says that "the fire shall devour thee, the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm." 3:15


  8. "Drink thou also and let thy foreskin be uncovered." 2:16

  9. "God ... had horns coming out of his hand. ... Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet." 3:3-5

  10. "The sun and moon stood still in their habitation." 3:11

  11. Habakkuk praises God for slaughtering "the heathen." 3:12

  12. "Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses." 3:15

  13. "When I heard, my belly trembled ... rottenness entered into my bones." 3:16


  14. God plans to kill every living thing. 1:2-3

  15. He will "cut off" all those who "have not sought the Lord" or who worship another god. 1:4-6

  16. He "will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel." 1:8

  17. "The day of the LORD is at hand." 1:7, 1:14

  18. God doesn't have night-vision, so he needs candles when he comes to punish the people that say, "The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil." 1:12

  19. He will "bring distress upon men" so that they "walk like blind men." He will pour out their blood like dust and "their flesh as dung." 1:17

  20. Hide from God and hope he doesn't find you. 2:1-3

  21. God will kill all the inhabitants of the sea coast. 2:5

  22. He will destroy Moab and Ammon just like he did to Sodom and Gomorrah. 2:9

  23. He will kill the Ethiopians with his own sword. 2:12

  24. "Every one that passeth by her [Assyria] shall hiss, and wag his hand." 2:15

  25. God brags about destroying cities and killing all of the inhabitants. 3:6

  26. "All of the earth shall be devoured with the fire" of God's jealousy. 3:8

  27. The Singing God: "God will joy over thee with singing." 3:17


  28. God huffs, and he puffs, and he blows the house down! 1:9

  29. After God blew the houses down, the Israelites repaired their own houses while ignoring the temple. So God sent a drought to punish them. 1:9-11

  30. In "a little while" God "will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land." 2:6

  31. "The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts." 2:8

  32. Be careful not to let any holy flesh touch any food or wine, because if you do your flesh won't be holy any more. 2:12

  33. God sent blight and hail upon the Israelites, yet they still didn't return to him. 2:17

  34. God will make the horses and their riders be killed by "the sword of his brother." 2:22


  35. Zechariah's conversation with an angel, a man in a myrtle tree, some horses of different colors, and God. Chapters 1 - 6.

  36. God has seven eyes that "run to and fro through the whole earth." 4:10

  37. Zechariah sees a 30 foot flying scroll that burns down the houses of thieves and liars. 5:1-4

  38. God will "set all men one against his neighbor." 8:10

  39. "Thus saith the LORD of hosts ... ten men ... shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew." 8:23

  40. Someday we'll see God flying over us with his lightning-like arrows. He'll be blowing his trumpet and sending whirlwinds down south. 9:14

  41. God "will hiss for them." 10:8

  42. "He shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up." 10:11

  43. "I will no more pity ... saith the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand ... And I will feed the flock of slaughter." 11:6-7

  44. God will force everyone to eat "the flesh of another." 11:9

  45. He will open his eyes and smite "every rider with madness ... and every horse ... with blindness." 12:4

  46. A prophet must be killed by his own parents by "thrusting him through when he prophesieth." 13:3

  47. God will "go forth and fight" with "his feet" on the mount of Olives. 14:3

  48. On the day of the Lord, the mount of Olives will be split in two and half the mountain will be removed. 14:4

  49. God will smite the people with plagues that will cause their flesh, eyes, and tongues to rot away. 14:12

  50. He will make everyone fight and kill his or her neighbor. 14:13

  51. He sends his plagues on animals too. 14:15

  52. Whoever survives all these plagues and slaughters must worship God. 14:16


  53. God, for some strange reason, "hated Esau." 1:3

  54. God also hates the Edomites, and his hatred will last forever. 1:4

  55. He continues to demand animal sacrifices. And not just any animals will do. He is insulted when blind, lame, or sick animals are killed for him. 1:8, 13-14

  56. Give glory to God or he will curse you. 2:2

  57. "Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces." 2:3

  58. When God spreads dung upon your face, you'll know where it came from. 2:4

  59. God will curse you if you don't give him money and meat. 3:8

  60. God will burn "the wicked" and the "righteous" will walk around on their ashes. 4:1-3

  61. The Old Testament ends fittingly with these words: "lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." 4:6