13 therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will stretch out my hand(A) against Edom and kill both man and beast.(B) I will lay it waste, and from Teman(C) to Dedan(D) they will fall by the sword.(E)

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“I will sweep away both man and beast;(A)
    I will sweep away the birds in the sky(B)
    and the fish in the sea—
    and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble.”[a]

“When I destroy all mankind
    on the face of the earth,”(C)
declares the Lord,(D)

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  1. Zephaniah 1:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.