The Book of Zephaniah of the Christian Holy Bible

Zephaniah 1:1 The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah  the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah,  the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon,  king of Judah. 

Zephaniah 1:2 I will utterly consume all things from  off the land, saith the LORD. 

Zephaniah 1:3 I will consume man and  beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes  of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked; and I  will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD. 

Zephaniah 1:4 I  will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the  inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of  Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with  the priests; 

Zephaniah 1:5 And them that worship the host of heaven  upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear  by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham; 

Zephaniah 1:6 And them  that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have  not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him. 

Zephaniah 1:7 Hold thy  peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the  LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice,  he hath bid his guests. 

Zephaniah 1:8 And it shall come to pass in the  day of the LORD’S sacrifice, that I will punish the princes,  and the king’s children, and all such as are clothed with  strange apparel. 

Zephaniah 1:9 In the same day also will I punish all  those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters’  houses with violence and deceit. 

Zephaniah 1:10 And it shall come  to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that there shall be the  noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an howling from the  second, and a great crashing from the hills. 

Zephaniah 1:11 Howl, ye  inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut  down; all they that bear silver are cut off. 

Zephaniah 1:12 And it  shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem  with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their  lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good,  neither will he do evil. 

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Zephaniah 1:13 Therefore their goods shall  become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall  also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall  plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof. 

Zephaniah 1:14 The  great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth  greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the  mighty man shall cry there bitterly. 

Zephaniah 1:15 That day is a  day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of  wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and  gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, 
Zephaniah 1:16 A  day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and  against the high towers. 
Zephaniah 1:17 And I will bring distress  upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they  have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be  poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. 
Zephaniah 1:18  Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver  them in the day of the LORD’S wrath; but the whole land  shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall  make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the  land.  

Zephaniah 2:1 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O  nation not desired; 
Zephaniah 2:2 Before the decree bring forth,  before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of  the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD’S  anger come upon you. 
Zephaniah 2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye  meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek  righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in  the day of the LORD’S anger.  
Zephaniah 2:4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a  desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noonday, and  Ekron shall be rooted up. 
Zephaniah 2:5 Woe unto the inhabitants of  the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the  LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the  Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no  inhabitant. 
Zephaniah 2:6 And the sea coast shall be dwellings and  cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks. 
Zephaniah 2:7 And the  coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they  shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they  lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit  them, and turn away their captivity.   

Zephaniah 2:8 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the  revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have  reproached my people, and magnified themselves against  their border. 
Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of  hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom,  and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the  breeding of nettles, and salt pits, and a perpetual desolation:  the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant  of my people shall possess them. 
Zephaniah 2:10 This shall they  have for their pride, because they have reproached and  magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of  hosts. 
Zephaniah 2:11 The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he  will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall  worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles  of the heathen.  
Zephaniah 2:12 Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my  sword. 
Zephaniah 2:13 And he will stretch out his hand against the  north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a  desolation, and dry like a wilderness. 
Zephaniah 2:14 And flocks  shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the  nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the  upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows;  desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover  the cedar work. 
Zephaniah 2:15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelt  carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none  beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for  beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall  hiss, and wag his hand.  

Zephaniah 3:1 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the  oppressing city! 
Zephaniah 3:2 She obeyed not the voice; she  received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she  drew not near to her God. 
Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her are  roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw  not the bones till the morrow. 
Zephaniah 3:4 Her prophets are light  and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the  sanctuary, they have done violence to the law. 
Zephaniah 3:5 The  just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity:  every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he  faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame. 
Zephaniah 3:6 I have  cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their  streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are  destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none  inhabitant. 
Zephaniah 3:7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt  receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off,  howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and  corrupted all their doings.  

Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until  the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is  to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to  pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce  anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my  jealousy. 

Zephaniah 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a pure  language, that they may all call upon the name of the  LORD, to serve him with one consent. 

Zephaniah 3:10 From beyond  the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of  my dispersed, shall bring mine offering. 

Zephaniah 3:11 In that day  shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou  hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out  of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou  shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.   

Zephaniah 3:12 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and  poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.  

Zephaniah 3:13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor  speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their  mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall  make them afraid.  

Zephaniah 3:14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad  and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.  

Zephaniah 3:15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath  cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD,  is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.  

Zephaniah 3:16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou  not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. 

Zephaniah 3:17 The  LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will  save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his  love, he will joy over thee with singing. 

Zephaniah 3:18 I will gather  them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who  are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.  

Zephaniah 3:19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee:  and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was  driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land  where they have been put to shame. 

Zephaniah 3:20 At that time will  I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I  will make you a name and a praise among all people of the  earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes,  saith the LORD.   


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