For he shall be (A)like a shrub in the desert,
And (B)shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
(C)In a salt land which is not inhabited.

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Therefore, as I live,”
Says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,
“Surely (A)Moab shall be like Sodom,
And (B)the people of Ammon like Gomorrah—
(C)Overrun[a] with weeds and saltpits,
And a [b]perpetual desolation.
The residue of My people shall plunder them,
And the remnant of My people shall possess them.”

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 2:9 Lit. Possessed by nettles
  2. Zephaniah 2:9 Or permanent ruin