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Our soul is exceedingly filled
With the scorn of those who are at ease,
With the contempt of the proud.

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We have endured no end
    of ridicule from the arrogant,
    of contempt from the proud.

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Consequences of Complacency

Rise up, you women (A)who are at ease,
Hear my voice;
You complacent daughters,
Give ear to my speech.
10 In a year and some days
You will be troubled, you complacent women;
For the vintage will fail,
The gathering will not come.
11 Tremble, you women who are at ease;
Be troubled, you complacent ones;
Strip yourselves, make yourselves bare,
And gird sackcloth on your waists.

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The Women of Jerusalem

You women(A) who are so complacent,
    rise up and listen(B) to me;
you daughters who feel secure,(C)
    hear what I have to say!
10 In little more than a year(D)
    you who feel secure will tremble;
the grape harvest will fail,(E)
    and the harvest of fruit will not come.
11 Tremble,(F) you complacent women;
    shudder, you daughters who feel secure!(G)
Strip off your fine clothes(H)
    and wrap yourselves in rags.(I)

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12 “And it shall come to pass at that time
That I will search Jerusalem with lamps,
And punish the men
Who are (A)settled[a] in complacency,
(B)Who say in their heart,
‘The Lord will not do good,
Nor will He do evil.’

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 1:12 Lit. on their lees; like the dregs of wine

12 At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps
    and punish those who are complacent,(A)
    who are like wine left on its dregs,(B)
who think, ‘The Lord will do nothing,(C)
    either good or bad.’(D)

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