The Blue Letter Bible
Sponsors
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search RSV
 [?]

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search RSV

Let's Connect
x
Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Zephaniah 2 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:1 - Come together and hold assembly, O shameless nation,

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:2 - before you are driven away like the drifting chaff, before there comes upon you the fierce anger of the LORD, before there comes upon you the day of the wrath of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:3 - Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who do his commands; seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the wrath of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:4 - For Gaza shall be deserted, and Ash'kelon shall become a desolation; Ashdod's people shall be driven out at noon, and Ekron shall be uprooted.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:5 - Woe to you inhabitants of the seacoast, you nation of the Cher'ethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; and I will destroy you till no inhabitant is left.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:6 - And you, O seacoast, shall be pastures, meadows for shepherds and folds for flocks.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:7 - The seacoast shall become the possession of the remnant of the house of Judah, on which they shall pasture, and in the houses of Ash'kelon they shall lie down at evening. For the LORD their God will be mindful of them and restore their fortunes.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:8 - "I have heard the taunts of Moab and the revilings of the Ammonites, how they have taunted my people and made boasts against their territory.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:9 - Therefore, as I live," says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Moab shall become like Sodom, and the Ammonites like Gomor'rah, a land possessed by nettles and salt pits, and a waste for ever. The remnant of my people shall plunder them, and the survivors of my nation shall possess them."

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:10 - This shall be their lot in return for their pride, because they scoffed and boasted against the people of the LORD of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:11 - The LORD will be terrible against them; yea, he will famish all the gods of the earth, and to him shall bow down, each in its place, all the lands of the nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:12 - You also, O Ethiopians, shall be slain by my sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:13 - And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and he will make Nin'eveh a desolation, a dry waste like the desert.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:14 - Herds shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the field; the vulture and the hedgehog shall lodge in her capitals; the owl shall hoot in the window, the raven croak on the threshold; for her cedar work will be laid bare.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:15 - This is the exultant city that dwelt secure, that said to herself, "I am and there is none else." What a desolation she has become, a lair for wild beasts! Every one who passes by her hisses and shakes his fist.
RSV

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

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

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.

 
 
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search RSV
Your Bible Version is the RSV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1