The righteous Lord is in her;(A)
He does no wrong.(B)
He applies His justice morning by morning;
He does not fail at dawn,
yet the one who does wrong knows no shame.(C)

I have cut off nations;
their corner towers(D) are destroyed.
I have laid waste their streets,
with no one to pass through.
Their cities lie devastated,
without a person, without an inhabitant.(E)
I thought: You will certainly fear Me
and accept correction.
Then her dwelling place[a]
would not be cut off
based on all that I had allocated to her.
However, they became more corrupt
in all their actions.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 3:7 LXX, Syr read her eyes