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Zephaniah 3 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:1 - Wo to the rebellious and polluted, The oppressing city!
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:2 - She hath not hearkened to the voice, She hath not accepted instruction, In Jehovah she hath not trusted, Unto her God she hath not drawn near.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:3 - Her heads in her midst are roaring lions, Her judges are evening wolves, They have not gnawn the bone in the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:4 - Her prophets unstable -- men of treachery, Her priests have polluted the sanctuary, They have violated the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:5 - Jehovah is righteous in her midst, He doth not do perverseness, Morning by morning His judgment he giveth to the light, It hath not been lacking, And the perverse doth not know shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:6 - I have cut off nations, Desolated have been their chief ones, I have laid waste their out-places without any passing by, Destroyed have been their cities, Without man, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:7 - I have said: Only, ye do fear Me, Ye do accept instruction, And her habitation is not cut off, All that I have appointed for her, But they have risen early, They have corrupted all their doings.
(cf. Gen 11:1–9; Act 2:1–11 )
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:8 - Therefore, wait for Me -- an affirmation of Jehovah, For the day of My rising for prey, For My judgment is to gather nations, To assemble kingdoms, To pour out on them Mine indignation, All the heat of Mine anger, For by the fire of My jealousy consumed is all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:9 - For then do I turn unto peoples a pure lip, To call all of them by the name of Jehovah, To serve Him with one shoulder.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:10 - From beyond the rivers of Cush, my supplicants, The daughter of My scattered ones, Do bring My present.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:11 - In that day thou art not ashamed because of any of thine actions, Wherewith thou hast transgressed against Me, For then do I turn aside from thy midst The exulting ones of thine excellency, And thou dost add no more to be haughty, In My holy mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:12 - And I have left in thy midst a people humble and poor, And they have trusted in the name of Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:13 - The remnant of Israel do no perversity, nor speak lies, Nor found in their mouth is a deceitful tongue, For they have delight, and have lain down, And there is none troubling.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:14 - Cry aloud, O daughter of Zion, shout, O Israel, Rejoice and exult with the whole heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:15 - Jehovah hath turned aside thy judgments, He hath faced thine enemy, The king of Israel, Jehovah, is in thy midst, Thou seest evil no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:16 - In that day it is said to Jerusalem, 'Fear not, O Zion, let not thy hands be feeble.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:17 - Jehovah thy God is in thy midst, A mighty one doth save, He rejoiceth over thee with joy, He doth work in His love, He joyeth over thee with singing.'
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:18 - Mine afflicted from the appointed place I have gathered, from thee they have been, Bearing for her sake reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:19 - Lo, I am dealing with all afflicting thee at that time, And I have saved the halting one, And the driven out ones I do gather, And have set them for a praise and for a name, In all the land of their shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:20 - At that time I bring you in, Even at the time of My assembling you, For I give you for a name, and for a praise, Among all peoples of the land, In My turning back to your captivity before your eyes, said Jehovah!
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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