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11 The Lord will be terrifying to them, when he will starve[a] all the gods of the earth. Then all the distant nations will bow down to him, each of them in their own country.

12 You Cushites,[b] you also will die by my sword.

13 Then he will stretch out his hand against the north and destroy Assyria. He will make Nineveh desolate, dry like the wilderness.

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  1. Zephaniah 2:11 The meaning of this term is uncertain.
  2. Zephaniah 2:12 Cush is the territory south of Egypt.