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4 “I will stretch out my hand(A) against Judah
and against all who live in Jerusalem.
I will destroy every remnant of Baal worship in this place,(B)
the very names of the idolatrous priests(C)—
5 those who bow down on the roofs
to worship the starry host,(D)
those who bow down and swear by the Lord
and who also swear by Molek,[a](E)
6 those who turn back from following(F) the Lord
and neither seek(G) the Lord nor inquire(H) of him.”
7 Be silent(I) before the Sovereign Lord,
for the day of the Lord(J) is near.
The Lord has prepared a sacrifice;(K)
he has consecrated those he has invited.
8 “On the day of the Lord’s sacrifice
I will punish(L) the officials
and the king’s sons(M)
and all those clad
in foreign clothes.
9 On that day I will punish
all who avoid stepping on the threshold,[b](N)
who fill the temple of their gods
with violence and deceit.(O)
10 “On that day,(P)”
declares the Lord,
“a cry will go up from the Fish Gate,(Q)
wailing(R) from the New Quarter,
and a loud crash from the hills.
11 Wail,(S) you who live in the market district[c];
all your merchants will be wiped out,
all who trade with[d] silver will be destroyed.(T)
12 At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps
and punish those who are complacent,(U)
who are like wine left on its dregs,(V)
who think, ‘The Lord will do nothing,(W)
either good or bad.’(X)
- Zephaniah 1:5 Hebrew Malkam
- Zephaniah 1:9 See 1 Samuel 5:5.
- Zephaniah 1:11 Or the Mortar
- Zephaniah 1:11 Or in
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