Judgment on the Whole Earth in the Day of the Lord

“I will sweep away everything
    from the face of the earth,”(A)
declares the Lord.
“I will sweep away both man and beast;(B)
    I will sweep away the birds in the sky(C)
    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,”(D)
declares the Lord,(E)

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Footnotes

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

Therefore wait(A) for me,”
    declares the Lord,
    “for the day I will stand up to testify.[a]
I have decided to assemble(B) the nations,(C)
    to gather the kingdoms
and to pour out my wrath(D) on them—
    all my fierce anger.(E)
The whole world will be consumed(F)
    by the fire of my jealous anger.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 3:8 Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew will rise up to plunder