1:1 The word of that are turned the LORD which back from the came unto LORD; and [those] Zephaniah the son that have not of Cushi, the son sought the LORD, of Gedaliah, the nor inquired for son of Amariah, him. the son of 1:7 Hold thy Hizkiah, in the peace at the days of Josiah presence of the the son of Amon, Lord GOD: for the king of Judah. day of the LORD 1:2 I will [is] at hand: for utterly consume the LORD hath all [things] from prepared a off the land, sacrifice, he saith the LORD. hath bid his 1:3 I will guests. consume man and 1:8 And it shall beast; I will come to pass in consume the fowls the day of the of the heaven, LORD'S sacrifice, and the fishes of that I will the sea, and the punish the stumblingblocks princes, and the with the wicked; king's children, and I will cut and all such as off man from off are clothed with the land, saith strange apparel. the LORD. 1:9 In the same 1:4 I will also day also will I stretch out mine punish all those hand upon Judah, that leap on the and upon all the threshold, which inhabitants of fill their Jerusalem; and I masters' houses will cut off the with violence and remnant of Baal deceit. from this place, 1:10 And it [and] the name of shall come to the Chemarims pass in that day, with the priests; saith the LORD, [that there shall 1:5 And them be] the noise of that worship the a cry from the host of heaven fish gate, and an upon the howling from the housetops; and second, and a them that worship great crashing [and] that swear from the hills. by the LORD, and 1:11 Howl, ye that swear by inhabitants of Malcham; Maktesh, for all 1:6 And them the merchant people are cut the trumpet and down; all they alarm against the that bear silver fenced cities, are cut off. and against the 1:12 And it high towers. shall come to 1:17 And I will pass at that bring distress time, [that] I upon men, that will search they shall walk Jerusalem with like blind men, candles, and because they have punish the men sinned against that are settled the LORD: and on their lees: their blood shall that say in their be poured out as heart, The LORD dust, and their will not do good, flesh as the neither will he dung. do evil. 1:18 Neither 1:13 Therefore their silver nor their goods shall their gold shall become a booty, be able to and their houses deliver them in a desolation: the day of the they shall also LORD'S wrath; but build houses, but the whole land not inhabit shall be devoured [them]; and they by the fire of shall plant his jealousy: for vineyards, but he shall make not drink the even a speedy wine thereof. riddance of all 1:14 The great them that dwell day of the LORD in the land. [is] near, [it 2:1 Gather is] near, and yourselves hasteth greatly, together, yea, [even] the voice gather together, of the day of the O nation not LORD: the mighty desired; man shall cry 2:2 Before the there bitterly. decree bring 1:15 That day forth, [before] [is] a day of the day pass as wrath, a day of the chaff, before trouble and the fierce anger distress, a day of the LORD come of wasteness and upon you, before desolation, a day the day of the of darkness and LORD'S anger come gloominess, a day upon you. of clouds and 2:3 Seek ye the thick darkness, LORD, all ye meek 1:16 A day of of the earth, which have captivity. wrought his 2:8 I have heard judgment; seek the reproach of righteousness, Moab, and the seek meekness: it revilings of the may be ye shall children of be hid in the day Ammon, whereby of the LORD'S they have anger. reproached my 2:4 For Gaza people, and shall be magnified forsaken, and [themselves] Ashkelon a against their desolation: they border. shall drive out 2:9 Therefore Ashdod at the [as] I live, noon day, and saith the LORD of Ekron shall be hosts, the God of rooted up. Israel, Surely 2:5 Woe unto the Moab shall be as inhabitants of Sodom, and the the sea coast, children of Ammon the nation of the as Gomorrah, Cherethites! the [even] the word of the LORD breeding of [is] against you; nettles, and O Canaan, the saltpits, and a land of the perpetual Philistines, I desolation: the will even destroy residue of my thee, that there people shall shall be no spoil them, and inhabitant. the remnant of my 2:6 And the sea people shall coast shall be possess them. dwellings [and] 2:10 This shall cottages for they have for shepherds, and their pride, folds for flocks. because they have reproached and 2:7 And the magnified coast shall be [themselves] for the remnant against the of the house of people of the Judah; they shall LORD of hosts. feed thereupon: 2:11 The LORD in the houses of [will be] Ashkelon shall terrible unto they lie down in them: for he will the evening: for famish all the the LORD their gods of the God shall visit earth; and [men] them, and turn shall worship away their him, every one from his place, and polluted, to [even] all the the oppressing isles of the city! heathen. 3:2 She obeyed 2:12 Ye not the voice; Ethiopians also, she received not ye [shall be] correction; she slain by my trusted not in sword. the LORD; she 2:13 And he will drew not near to stretch out his her God. hand against the 3:3 Her princes north, and within her [are] destroy Assyria; roaring lions; and will make her judges [are] Nineveh a evening wolves; desolation, [and] they gnaw not the dry like a bones till the wilderness. morrow. 2:14 And flocks 3:4 Her prophets shall lie down in [are] light [and] the midst of her, treacherous all the beasts of persons: her the nations: both priests have the cormorant and polluted the the bittern shall sanctuary, they lodge in the have done upper lintels of violence to the it; [their] voice law. shall sing in the 3:5 The just windows; LORD [is] in the desolation [shall midst thereof; he be] in the will not do thresholds: for iniquity: every he shall uncover morning doth he the cedar work. bring his 2:15 This [is] judgment to the rejoicing light, he faileth city that dwelt not; but the carelessly, that unjust knoweth no said in her shame. heart, I [am], 3:6 I have cut and [there is] off the nations: none beside me: their towers are how is she become desolate; I made a desolation, a their streets place for beasts waste, that none to lie down in! passeth by: their every one that cities are passeth by her destroyed, so shall hiss, [and] that there is no wag his hand. man, that there 3:1 Woe to her is none that is filthy inhabitant. 3:7 I said, wherein thou hast Surely thou wilt transgressed fear me, thou against me: for wilt receive then I will take instruction; so away out of the their dwelling midst of thee should not be cut them that rejoice off, howsoever I in thy pride, and punished them: thou shalt no but they rose more be haughty early, [and] because of my corrupted all holy mountain. their doings. 3:12 I will also 3:8 Therefore leave in the wait ye upon me, midst of thee an saith the LORD, afflicted and until the day poor people, and that I rise up to they shall trust the prey: for my in the name of determination the LORD. [is] to gather 3:13 The remnant the nations, that of Israel shall I may assemble not do iniquity, the kingdoms, to nor speak lies; pour upon them neither shall a mine indignation, deceitful tongue [even] all my be found in their fierce anger: for mouth: for they all the earth shall feed and shall be devoured lie down, and with the fire of none shall make my jealousy. [them] afraid. 3:9 For then 3:14 Sing, O will I turn to daughter of Zion; the people a pure shout, O Israel; language, that be glad and they may all call rejoice with all upon the name of the heart, O the LORD, to daughter of serve him with Jerusalem. one consent. 3:15 The LORD 3:10 From beyond hath taken away the rivers of thy judgments, he Ethiopia my hath cast out suppliants, thine enemy: the [even] the king of Israel, daughter of my [even] the LORD, dispersed, shall [is] in the midst bring mine of thee: thou offering. shalt not see 3:11 In that day evil any more. shalt thou not be 3:16 In that day ashamed for all it shall be said thy doings, to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: [and to] Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. 3:18 I will gather [them that are] sorrowful for the solemn assembly, [who] are of thee, [to whom] the reproach of it [was] a burden. 3:19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. 3:20 At that time will I bring you [again], even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD. ^Z^Z ~~~~~~