Though this temple is now exalted,[a] everyone who passes by will be appalled and will mock.[b] They will say: Why did the Lord do this to this land and this temple?(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 9:8 Some ancient versions read temple will become a ruin
  2. 1 Kings 9:8 Lit hiss

I will make this city desolate, an object of scorn. Everyone who passes by it will be horrified and scoff because of all its wounds.(A)

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15 This is the self-assured(A) city
that lives in security,
that thinks to herself:
I exist, and there is no one else.
What a desolation she has become,
a place for wild animals to lie down!
Everyone who passes by her
jeers[a] and shakes his fist.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 2:15 Or hisses

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