The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, during the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah:

Judgment on the whole earth in the day of the Lord

‘I will sweep away everything
    from the face of the earth,’
declares the Lord.
‘I will sweep away both man and beast;
    I will sweep away the birds in the sky
    and the fish in the sea –
    and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble.’[a]

‘When I destroy all mankind
    on the face of the earth,’
declares the Lord,

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  1. Zephaniah 1:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.