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Zephaniah 2:2-4 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

    before the decree is carried out
        and the day passes like windblown husks,
    before the Lord’s burning anger comes to you,
    before the day of the Lord’s anger comes to you.
Search for the Lord, all you humble people in the land
    who carry out his justice.
Search for what is right.
Search for humility.
    Maybe you will find shelter on the day of the Lord’s anger.

The Lord Will Judge His People’s Enemies

Gaza will be deserted,
    and Ashkelon will be destroyed.
Ashdod will be driven out at noon,
    and Ekron will be torn out by the roots.

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Copyright © 1995 by God's Word to the Nations. Used by permission of God's Word Mission Society.

Zephaniah 2:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

before the decree takes effect
    and that day passes like windblown chaff,
before the Lord’s fierce anger
    comes upon you,
before the day of the Lord’s wrath
    comes upon you.
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land,
    you who do what he commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility;
    perhaps you will be sheltered
    on the day of the Lord’s anger.

Philistia

Gaza will be abandoned
    and Ashkelon left in ruins.
At midday Ashdod will be emptied
    and Ekron uprooted.

New International Version (NIV)

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