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Zephaniah 1 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:1 - The word of the LORD which came to Zephani'ah the son of Cushi, son of Gedali'ah, son of Amari'ah, son of Hezeki'ah, in the days of Josi'ah the son of Amon, king of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:2 - "I will utterly sweep away everything from the face of the earth," says the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:3 - "I will sweep away man and beast; I will sweep away the birds of the air and the fish of the sea. I will overthrow the wicked; I will cut off mankind from the face of the earth," says the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:4 - "I will stretch out my hand against Judah, and against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off from this place the remnant of Ba'al and the name of the idolatrous priests;

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:5 - those who bow down on the roofs to the host of the heavens; those who bow down and swear to the LORD and yet swear by Milcom;

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:6 - those who have turned back from following the LORD, who do not seek the LORD or inquire of him."

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:7 - Be silent before the Lord GOD! For the day of the LORD is at hand; the LORD has prepared a sacrifice and consecrated his guests.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:8 - And on the day of the LORD'S sacrifice--"I will punish the officials and the king's sons and all who array themselves in foreign attire.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:9 - On that day I will punish every one who leaps over the threshold, and those who fill their master's house with violence and fraud."

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:10 - "On that day," says the LORD, "a cry will be heard from the Fish Gate, a wail from the Second Quarter, a loud crash from the hills.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:11 - Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar! For all the traders are no more; all who weigh out silver are cut off.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:12 - At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the men who are thickening upon their lees, those who say in their hearts, 'The LORD will not do good, nor will he do ill.'

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:13 - Their goods shall be plundered, and their houses laid waste. Though they build houses, they shall not inhabit them; though they plant vineyards, they shall not drink wine from them."

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:14 - The great day of the LORD is near, near and hastening fast; the sound of the day of the LORD is bitter, the mighty man cries aloud there.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:15 - A day of wrath is that day, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:16 - a day of trumpet blast and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the lofty battlements.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:17 - I will bring distress on men, so that they shall walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the LORD; their blood shall be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:18 - Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the LORD. In the fire of his jealous wrath, all the earth shall be consumed; for a full, yea, sudden end he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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