Zephaniah 1:12-18Contemporary 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.”
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