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C. On Israel 3:1-7
Zeph. 3 :1 3:1 Woe to the 1rebellious and defiled one,
To the oppressing city!
Zeph. 3 :2 3:2 She has anot listened to the voice;
She has not taken the correction.
She has not trusted in Jehovah;
She has not drawn near to her God.
Zeph. 3 :3 3:3 Her princes in the midst of her
Are roaring lions.
Her judges are wolves of the evening;
They have left nothing until the morning.
Zeph. 3 :4 3:4 Her prophets are vainglorious;
They are men of treachery.
Her priests have defiled the sanctuary;
They have done violence to the law.
Zeph. 3 :5 3:5 Jehovah is righteous in the amidst of her;
He does no wrong;
Morning by morning He bbrings His justice to light;
He does not fail; but he who is wrong knows no shame.
Zeph. 3 :6 3:6 I have cut off nations;
Their battlements are desolated;
I have made their streets a waste,
So that no one passes through;
Their cities are destroyed,
So that there is no one,
So that there is no inhabitant.
Zeph. 3 :7 3:7 I said, Only fear Me;
Take the correction;
That her habitation might not be cut off,
According to all that I have appointed concerning her.
But they rose up early to corrupt
All their deeds.
D. On all the nations 3:8
Zeph. 3 :8 3:8 Therefore await on Me, declares Jehovah,
For the day when I rise up to the prey.
For My decision is to assemble the nations,
To gather kingdoms together,
That I may pour out upon them My wrath,
All My burning anger;
For in the bfire of My jealousy
All the earth will be devoured.
III. Jehovah's salvation 3:9-20
A. To the Gentiles v. 9
Zeph. 3 :9 3:9 For then I will change the language of the peoples
Into a 1pure alanguage
That they may all call upon the name of Jehovah,
To bserve Him with one 2accord.
B. To Israel vv. 10-20
Zeph. 3 :10 3:10 From beyond the rivers of 1Cush my suppliants,
The daughter of My dispersed, will bring My meal offering.
Zeph. 3 :11 3:11 In that day you will not be put to shame because of all your deeds,
By which you have transgressed against Me;
For then I will take away from your midst
Those who exult in your majesty,
And you will never again be haughty
On My holy mountain.
Zeph. 3 :12 3:12 And I will leave in the midst of you
An afflicted and poor people,
And they will take refuge in the name of Jehovah.
Zeph. 3 :13 3:13 The remnant of Israel will not do wrong;
And they will not speak lies,
Nor will there be found in their mouth
A deceitful tongue;
For they will have pasture and lie down,
And there will be no one to frighten them
Zeph. 3 :14 3:14 Give a aringing shout, O daughter of Zion!
Shout in triumph, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
O daughter of Jerusalem!
Zeph. 3 :15 3:15 Jehovah has taken away your judgments;
He has turned aside your 1enemy.
The 2King of Israel, Jehovah, is in the amidst of you;
You will not 3see evil again.
Zeph. 3 :16 3:16 In that day it will be said to Jerusalem,
Fear not, O Zion;
Let not your hands drop.
Zeph. 3 :17 3:17 Jehovah your God in the midst of you
Is a mighty One who saves;
He will be jubilant over you with arejoicing;
He will rest in His love;
He will exult over you with a ringing shout.
Zeph. 3 :18 3:18 I will gather those who mourn for the appointed assembly,
Who were of you.
The reproach was a burden upon 1them.
Zeph. 3 :19 3:19 Indeed at that time
I will deal with all who afflict you;
And I will save that which is lame,
And that which has been driven away I will gather.
And I will make them a praise and a name
In every land where their shame had been.
Zeph. 3 :20 3:20 At that time I will bring you in,
And at that time I will gather you;
For I will cause you to be a name and a praise
Among all the peoples of the earth,
When I aturn again your captivity before your eyes,
Says Jehovah.
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