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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter Overview
 
1An exhortation to repentance.
4The judgment of the Philistines,
8of Moab and Ammon,
12of Ethiopia,
13and of Assyria.
 
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Chapter 2

Verse 1
Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;


gather together
2 Chronicles 20:4; Nehemiah 8:1; 9:1; Esther 4:16; Joel 1:14; 2:12-18; Matthew 18:20
O nation
Isaiah 1:4-6,10-15; Jeremiah 12:7-9; Zechariah 11:8
desired
or, desirous.
Isaiah 26:8,9

Verse 2
Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD'S anger come upon you.
the decree
3:8; 2 Kings 22:16,17; 23:26,27; Ezekiel 12:25; Matthew 24:35; 2 Peter 3:4-10
as
Job 21:18; Psalms 1:4; Isaiah 17:13; 41:15,16; Hosea 13:3
before the fierce
1:18; 2 Chronicles 36:16,17; Psalms 2:12; 50:22; Jeremiah 23:20; Lamentations 4:11; Nahum 1:6; Malachi 4:1,2; Luke 13:24-28
before the day of
Psalms 95:7,8

Verse 3
Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.
Seek ye
Psalms 105:4; Isaiah 55:6,7; Jeremiah 3:13,14; 4:1,2; 29:12,13; Hosea 7:10; 10:12; Amos 5:4-6,14,15; Matthew 7:7,8
all
2 Chronicles 34:27,28; Psalms 22:26; 25:8,9; 76:9; 149:4; Isaiah 61:1; Jeremiah 22:15,16; Zechariah 8:19; Matthew 5:5; James 1:21,22; 1 Peter 3:4
seek righteousness
Philippians 3:13,14; 1 Thessalonians 4:1,10; 1 Peter 1:22; 2 Peter 3:18
it may
2 Samuel 12:22; Joel 2:13,14; Amos 5:15; Jonah 3:9
hid
Genesis 7:15,16; Exodus 12:27; Psalms 31:20; 32:6,7; 57:1; 91:1; Proverbs 18:10; Isaiah 26:20,21; Jeremiah 39:18; 45:5; Colossians 3:2-4

Verse 4
For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.
Gaza
Jeremiah 25:20; 47:1-7; Ezekiel 25:15-17; Amos 1:6-8; Zechariah 9:5-7
at
Psalms 91:6; Jeremiah 6:4; 15:8

Verse 5
Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.
Cherethites
Jeremiah 47:7; Ezekiel 25:16
Cherethims
the word.
Amos 3:1; 5:1; Zechariah 1:6; Mark 12:12
O Canaan
Joshua 13:3; Judges 3:3

Verse 6
And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
the sea
14,15; Isaiah 17:2; Ezekiel 25:5

Verse 7
And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.
the coast
Isaiah 14:29-32; Obadiah 1:19; Zechariah 9:6,7; Acts 8:26,40
the remnant
9; Isaiah 11:11; Jeremiah 31:7; Micah 2:12; 4:7; 5:3-8; Haggai 1:12; 2:2; Romans 11:5
for
or, when, etc. shall visit.
Genesis 50:24; Exodus 4:31; Luke 1:68; 7:16
turn
3:20; Psalms 85:1; 126:1-4; Isaiah 14:1; Jeremiah 3:18; 23:3; 29:14; 30:3,18,19; Jeremiah 33:7; Ezekiel 39:25; Amos 9:14,15; Micah 4:10

Verse 8
I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.
heard
Jeremiah 48:27-29; Ezekiel 25:8-11
the revilings
Psalms 83:4-7; Jeremiah 49:1; Ezekiel 25:3-7; 36:2; Amos 1:13

Verse 9
Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.
as I
Numbers 14:21; Isaiah 49:18; Jeremiah 46:18; Romans 14:11
Surely
Isaiah 11:14; 15:1-16; 25:10; Jeremiah 48:1-49; Ezekiel 25:1-26; Amos 1:13-15; 2:1-3
as Gomorrah
14; Genesis 19:24,25; Deuteronomy 29:23; Isaiah 13:19,20; 34:9-13; Jeremiah 49:18; 50:40
the residue
7; 3:13; Joel 3:19,20; Micah 5:7,8

Verse 10
This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts.
for
8; Isaiah 16:6; Jeremiah 48:29; Daniel 4:37; 5:20-23; Obadiah 1:3; 1 Peter 5:5
and magnified
Exodus 9:17; 10:3; Isaiah 10:12-15; 37:22-29; Ezekiel 38:14-18

Verse 11
The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.
for
Deuteronomy 32:38; Hosea 2:17; Zechariah 13:2
famish
Heb. make lean. and men.
Psalms 2:8-12; 22:27-30; 72:8-11,17; 86:9; 97:6-8; 117:1,2; 138:4; Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:9,10; Micah 4:1-3; Zechariah 2:11; 8:20,23; 14:9-21; Malachi 1:11; John 4:21-23; 1 Timothy 2:8; Revelation 11:15
the isles
Genesis 10:5; Isaiah 24:14-16; 42:4,10; 49:1

Verse 12
Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword.
Ethiopians
Isaiah 18:1-7; 20:4,5; 43:3; Jeremiah 46:9,10; Ezekiel 30:4-9
my
Psalms 17:13; Isaiah 10:5; 13:5; Jeremiah 47:6,7; 51:20-23

Verse 13
And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness.
he will
Psalms 83:8,9; Isaiah 10:12,16; 11:11; Ezekiel 31:3-18
will make
Nahum 1:1; 2:10,11; 3:7,15,18,19; Zechariah 10:10,11

Verse 14
And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.
flocks
6; Isaiah 13:19-22; 34:11-17; Revelation 18:2
commorant
or, pelican. upper lintels. or, knops, or chapiters.
Amos 9:1
for he shall uncover
or, when he hath uncovered. the cedar.
Jeremiah 22:14

Verse 15
This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.
the rejoicing
Isaiah 10:12-14; 22:2; 47:7; Revelation 18:7-10
I am
Isaiah 47:8; Ezekiel 28:2,9; 29:3
how is
Isaiah 14:4,5; Lamentations 1:1; 2:1; Revelation 18:10-19
every
1 Kings 9:7,8; Job 27:23; Psalms 52:6,7; Lamentations 2:15; Ezekiel 27:36; Nahum 3:19; Matthew 27:39


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Zephaniah 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=zep&chapter=002>.  

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