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Zephaniah 1:7 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Be silent! I am the Lord God,
    and the time is near.
I am preparing
to sacrifice my people
    and to invite my guests.

Zephaniah 1:7 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord,
    for the day of the Lord is near.
The Lord has prepared a sacrifice;
    he has consecrated those he has invited.

New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

Holy Bible, New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Zephaniah 1:12-18 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

12 I’ll search Jerusalem with lamps
    and punish those people
who sit there unworried
    while thinking,
“The Lord won’t do anything,
    good or bad.”
13 Their possessions will be taken,
    their homes left in ruins.
They won’t get to live
    in the houses they build,
or drink wine from the grapes
    in their own vineyards.

A Terrible Day

14 The great day of the Lord
    is coming soon, very soon.
On that terrible day,
fearsome shouts of warriors
    will be heard everywhere.
15 It will be a time of anger—
    of trouble and torment,
of disaster and destruction,
    of darkness and despair,
of storm clouds and shadows,
16 of trumpet calls
    and battle cries
against fortified cities
    and mighty fortresses.

17 The Lord warns everyone
    who has sinned against him,
“I’ll strike you blind!
Then your blood and your insides
    will gush out like vomit.
18 Not even your silver or gold
can save you on that day
    when I, the Lord, am angry.
My anger will flare up
    like a furious fire
scorching the earth
    and everyone on it.”

Zephaniah 1:12-18 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

12 At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps
    and punish those who are complacent,
    who are like wine left on its dregs,
who think, “The Lord will do nothing,
    either good or bad.”
13 Their wealth will be plundered,
    their houses demolished.
Though they build houses,
    they will not live in them;
though they plant vineyards,
    they will not drink the wine.’

14 The great day of the Lord is near –
    near and coming quickly.
The cry on the day of the Lord is bitter;
    the Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry.
15 That day will be a day of wrath –
    a day of distress and anguish,
        a day of trouble and ruin,
    a day of darkness and gloom,
        a day of clouds and blackness –
16     a day of trumpet and battle cry
against the fortified cities
    and against the corner towers.

17 ‘I will bring such distress on all people
    that they will grope about like those who are blind,
    because they have sinned against the Lord.
Their blood will be poured out like dust
    and their entrails like dung.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold
    will be able to save them
    on the day of the Lord’s wrath.’

In the fire of his jealousy
    the whole earth will be consumed,
for he will make a sudden end
    of all who live on the earth.

New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

Holy Bible, New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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