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I. The introductory word 1:1
Zeph. 1 :1 1:1 The word of Jehovah that came to 1Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, in the days of aJosiah the son of Amon, the king of Judah.
II. Jehovah's judgment 1:2—3:8
A. On Israel 1:2—2:3
Zeph. 1 :2 1:2 I will utterly remove everything
From off the face of the earth,
Declares Jehovah.
Zeph. 1 :3 1:3 I will remove man and beast;
I will remove the abirds of heaven and the fish of the sea,
And the bstumbling blocks with the wicked;
And I will cut off man
From the face of the earth,
Declares Jehovah.
Zeph. 1 :4 1:4 And I will stretch out My hand against Judah
And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
And I will cut off the remnant of aBaal from this place,
And the name of the idol priests with the priests,
Zeph. 1 :5 1:5 And those who worship upon the housetops
The ahost of heaven,
And the worshippers who swear to Jehovah
And swear by 1Malcam,
Zeph. 1 :6 1:6 And those who have been turned back from going after Jehovah
And have not sought Jehovah
And have not inquired of Him.
Zeph. 1 :7 1:7 Be asilent before the Lord Jehovah,
For the 1bday of Jehovah is near;
For Jehovah has prepared a 2csacrifice;
He has 3consecrated those whom He has called.
Zeph. 1 :8 1:8 And in the day of the sacrifice of Jehovah
I will punish the princes
And the sons of the king
And all who wear
The clothing of foreigners.
Zeph. 1 :9 1:9 And in that day I will punish
All who leap over the threshold,
Who fill their master’s house
With violence and deceit.
Zeph. 1 :10 1:10 And in that day, declares Jehovah,
There will be the sound of an outcry from the Fish Gate
And wailing from the second district
And a great crashing from the hills.
Zeph. 1 :11 1:11 Wail, O inhabitants of Maktesh,
For all the people of Canaan are destroyed,
All who are laden with silver are cut off.
Zeph. 1 :12 1:12 And at that time I will search through Jerusalem with lamps,
And I will punish the men
Who have asettled on their lees,
Who bsay in their heart,
Jehovah will not do good,
Nor will He do evil.
Zeph. 1 :13 1:13 And their wealth will become plunder,
And their houses, a desolation.
Indeed they will abuild houses but not inhabit them,
And they will plant bvineyards but not drink the wine from them.
Zeph. 1 :14 1:14 The agreat day of Jehovah is near;
It is near and hastens greatly.
The sound of the day of Jehovah!
The mighty man bitterly cries there.
Zeph. 1 :15 1:15 That day is a aday of overflowing wrath,
A day of trouble and distress,
A day of waste and ruin,
A day of bdarkness and gloom,
A day of clouds and deep darkness,
Zeph. 1 :16 1:16 A day of trumpet and alarm
Against the fortified cities
And against the high battlements.
Zeph. 1 :17 1:17 And I will bring distress upon the men,
So that they walk about like the ablind,
For they have sinned against Jehovah;
And their blood will be poured out like dust,
And their bowels like dung.
Zeph. 1 :18 1:18 Neither their asilver nor their gold
Will be able to deliver them
In the day of the overflowing wrath of Jehovah;
But the whole land will be devoured by the bfire of His jealousy,
For He will make an end, nothing other than sudden destruction,
Of all the inhabitants of the land.
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