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 Zephaniah 2:1 - 15
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   Book of Zephaniah
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Gather yourselves together, yes, gather, R46 O nation without R47 shame, F13
 
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Before the decree takes F14 effect-- The day passes like R48 the chaff-- Before the burning R49 anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day R50 of the LORD'S anger comes upon you.
 
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Seek R51 the LORD, All you humble R52 of the earth F15 Who have carried out His ordinances; F16 Seek R53 righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden R54 In the day of the LORD'S anger.
 
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For Gaza R55 will be abandoned And Ashkelon a desolation; Ashdod R55 will be driven out at noon And Ekron R55 will be uprooted.
 
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Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, The nation of the Cherethites! R56 F17 The word of the LORD is against R57 you, O Canaan, R58 land of the Philistines; And I will destroy R59 you So that there will be no R60 inhabitant.
 
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So the seacoast will be pastures, R61 With caves F18 for shepherds and folds for flocks.
 
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And the coast will be For the remnant R62 of the house of Judah, They will pasture R63 on it. In the houses of Ashkelon they will lie down at evening; For the LORD their God will care R64 for them And restore R65 their fortune.
 
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"I have heard the taunting R66 F19 of Moab And the revilings R67 of the sons of Ammon, With which they have taunted F20 My people And become R68 F21 arrogant against their territory.
 
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"Therefore, as I live," declares the LORD of hosts, The God of Israel, "Surely Moab R69 will be like Sodom R70 And the sons of Ammon R71 like Gomorrah-- R72 A place possessed by nettles and salt pits, And a perpetual desolation. The remnant of My people will plunder R73 them And the remainder of My nation will inherit them."
 
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This they will have in return for their pride, R74 because they have taunted R75 F22 and become F23 arrogant against the people of the LORD of hosts.
 
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The LORD will be terrifying R76 to them, for He will starve F24 all R77 the gods of the earth; and all the coastlands R78 of the nations will bow R79 down to Him, everyone from his own place.
 
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"You also, O Ethiopians, R80 will be slain by My sword."
 
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And He will stretch R81 out His hand against the north And destroy Assyria, R82 And He will make Nineveh R83 a desolation, Parched like the wilderness.
 
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Flocks will lie down in her midst, All F25 beasts which range in herds; Both the pelican R84 F26 and the hedgehog Will lodge in the F27 tops of her pillars; Birds F28 will sing in the window, Desolation will be on the threshold; For He has laid bare the cedar work.
 
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This is the exultant R85 city Which dwells R86 securely, Who says in her heart, "I R87 am, and there is no one besides me." How she has become a desolation, R88 A resting place for beasts! Everyone R89 who passes by her will hiss And wave his hand in contempt.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F13 Or longing
F14 Lit is born
F15 Or land
F16 Or justice
F17 I.e. a segment of the Philistines with roots in Crete
F18 Or meadows or wells
F19 Lit reproach
F20 Lit reproached
F21 Lit made themselves great
F22 Lit reproached
F23 Lit made themselves great
F24 Lit make lean
F25 Or All kinds of beasts in crowds; lit Every kind of beast of a nation
F26 Or owl or jackdaw
F27 Lit her capitals
F28 Lit A voice

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R46 2 Chronicles 20:4; Joel 1:14
R47 Jeremiah 3:3; 6:15
R48 Isaiah 17:13; Hosea 13:3
R49 Lamentations 4:11; Nahum 1:6
R50 Zephaniah 1:18
R51 Psalms 105:4; Amos 5:6
R52 Psalms 22:26; Isaiah 11:4
R53 Amos 5:14,15
R54 Psalms 57:1; Isaiah 26:20
R55 Amos 1:7,8; Zechariah 9:5-7
R56 Ezekiel 25:16
R57 Amos 3:1
R58 Zephaniah 1:11
R59 Isaiah 14:29,30
R60 Zephaniah 3:6
R61 Isaiah 5:17; 7:25
R62 Isaiah 11:16
R63 Isaiah 32:14
R64 Exodus 4:31; Psalms 80:14
R65 Jeremiah 32:44; Zephaniah 3:20
R66 Ezekiel 25:8
R67 Ezekiel 25:3
R68 Amos 1:13
R69 Isaiah 15:1-9; Jeremiah 48:1-47; Amos 2:1-3
R70 Genesis 19:24
R71 Jeremiah 49:1-6; Ezekiel 25:1-10
R72 Deuteronomy 29:23
R73 Isaiah 11:14
R74 Isaiah 16:6
R75 Zephaniah 2:8
R76 Joel 2:11
R77 Zephaniah 1:4
R78 Isaiah 24:15
R79 Psalms 72:8-11; Zephaniah 3:9
R80 Isaiah 18:1-7; 20:4,5; Ezekiel 30:4-9
R81 Isaiah 14:26; Zephaniah 1:4
R82 Isaiah 10:16; Micah 5:6
R83 Nahum 3:7
R84 Isaiah 14:23; 34:11
R85 Isaiah 22:2
R86 Isaiah 32:9,11;
R87 Isaiah 47:8; Ezekiel 28:2,9
R88 Isaiah 32:14
R89 Jeremiah 18:16; 19:8

 
 

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