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But the Lord is still in the city; he does what is right and never what is wrong. Every morning without fail, he brings justice to his people. And yet the unrighteous people there keep on doing wrong and are not ashamed.

The Lord says, “I have wiped out whole nations; I have destroyed their cities and left their walls and towers in ruins. The cities are deserted; the streets are empty—no one is left. I thought that then my people would have reverence for me and accept my discipline, that they would never forget[a] the lesson I taught them. But soon they were behaving as badly as ever.

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  1. Zephaniah 3:7 Some ancient translations they would never forget; Hebrew their dwelling would not be cut off.

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