Zephaniah 3:18

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.

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18 I will gather them that sorrow for the solemn assembly, who were of thee; to whom the burden upon her was a reproach.

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18 I will gather those belonging to you [those Israelites in captivity] who yearn and grieve for the solemn assembly [and the festivals], on whom [their exile and inability to attend services at Jerusalem have brought derision and] the reproach of it is a burden.

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18         I will remove from you those worried about the appointed feasts.
        They have been a burden for her, a reproach.

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18 “I will gather those of yours
who grieve over the appointed feasts
and bear the burden of reproach
[because they cannot keep them].

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The Lord’s Promise to His People

18 The Lord has promised:
Your sorrow has ended,
    and you can celebrate.

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18 I will gather them that sorrow for the solemn assemblies, who were of thee: the reproach of it was a burden [unto them].

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18 The triflers that were departed from the law, I will gather together, because they were of thee: that thou mayest no more suffer reproach for them.

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18     like people at a party.
I will take away your shame.
    I will make them stop hurting you.

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18 I will gather those of you who mourn for the festival,
    so that you will no longer suffer reproach.

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18 I will gather those of you who mourn for the festival,
    so that you will no longer suffer reproach.

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18 “I will take away the sadness ·planned for you [or over the loss of your appointed festivals],
    which would have made you very ashamed.

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18 After a certain time will I gather the afflicted that were of thee, and them that bare the reproach for it.

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Israel Will Return Home

18 “I will gather those among you who are troubled because of the festivals.
    They bear a burden of disgrace.

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18     as joyful as people at a festival.”
The Lord says,
“I have ended the threat of doom
    and taken away your disgrace.

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18 I will gather those who have been driven
from the appointed festivals;
they will be a tribute from you
and a reproach on her.

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18 I will gather those that are weary because of the long time, who are thine, unto whom her confusion was a burden.

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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.

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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.

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18 I will gather those of you grieving on account of the feast;
    they were raising against her a reproach.

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17-18 For the Lord your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty Savior. He will give you victory. He will rejoice over you with great gladness; he will love you and not accuse you.” Is that a joyous choir I hear? No, it is the Lord himself exulting over you in happy song.

“I have gathered your wounded and taken away your reproach.

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18-20 “The accumulated sorrows of your exile
    will dissipate.
I, your God, will get rid of them for you.
    You’ve carried those burdens long enough.
At the same time, I’ll get rid of all those
    who’ve made your life miserable.
I’ll heal the maimed;
    I’ll bring home the homeless.
In the very countries where they were hated
    they will be venerated.
On Judgment Day
    I’ll bring you back home—a great family gathering!
You’ll be famous and honored
    all over the world.
You’ll see it with your own eyes—
    all those painful partings turned into reunions!”
        God’s Promise.

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Israel Will Return Home

18 “I will gather those among you who are troubled because of the festivals.
    They bear a burden of disgrace.

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18 “I will gather those who grieve about the appointed feasts—
They came from you, O Zion;
The reproach of exile is a burden on them.

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18 “I will take away the sadness planned for you,
    which would have made you very ashamed.

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18 “As for those who grieve because they cannot attend the festivals—
I took them away from you;
they became tribute and were a source of shame to you.

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18 The Lord says to his people,

“You used to celebrate my appointed feasts in Jerusalem.
    You are sad because you can’t do that anymore.
    So others make fun of those feasts.
That was a heavy load for you to carry.
    But I will bring you back to your city.

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18 “I will remove from you
    all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals,
    which is a burden and reproach for you.

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18 ‘I will remove from you
    all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals,
    which is a burden and reproach for you.

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18 “I will gather those who sorrow over the appointed assembly,
Who are among you,
To whom its reproach is a burden.

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18 I will gather those who have sorrow for the special days, and take away their shame.

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18 “I will gather you who mourn for the appointed festivals;
    you will be disgraced no more.

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18     as on a day of festival.
I will remove disaster from you,
    so that you will not bear reproach for it.

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18     as on a day of festival.
I will remove disaster from you,
    so that you will not bear reproach for it.

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18     as on a day of festival.
I will remove disaster from you,
    so that you will not bear reproach for it.

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18     as on a day of festival.
I will remove disaster from you,
    so that you will not bear reproach for it.

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18 They that mourn I will gather for the mo’ed (time of the feast), who are of thee [O Tziyon], to whom the cherpah (reproach of the Golus) presses upon them [see 2C 7:10].

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18     as on a day of festival.
“I will remove disaster from you,
    so that you will not bear reproach for it.

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18     as on a day of festival.
“I will remove disaster from you,
    so that you will not bear reproach for it.

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This celebrated passage reflects the reconciliation between God and His wife, Jerusalem. The daughter Zion is reunited with her King and Husband, the Eternal!

18 Eternal One: Don’t be sad anymore
        about all the time you were away in exile,
    Unable to keep the appointed feasts or worship Me in the appointed place.
        I will gather those who’ve shamed you, Zion.

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18 I will remove those who grieve about the appointed feasts from you. They are a burden and a reproach to you.

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18 I shall gather the fools, either vain men, that went away from the law, for they were of thee, that thou have no more shame on them. (I shall gather the fools, or the empty and useless people, who went away from the Law, for they were of thee, so that no more shalt thou have shame over them.)

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18 Mine afflicted from the appointed place I have gathered, from thee they have been, Bearing for her sake reproach.

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