The Day of the Lord Is Near

(A)Be silent before the Lord God!
    For (B)the day of the Lord is near;
(C)the Lord has prepared a sacrifice
    and (D)consecrated his guests.
And on the day of the Lord's sacrifice—
(E)“I will punish the officials and the king's sons
    and (F)all who array themselves in foreign attire.
On that day I will punish
    everyone (G)who leaps over the threshold,
and those who fill their master's[a] house
    with violence and fraud.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 1:9 Or their Lord's

12 At that time (A)I will search Jerusalem with lamps,
    and I will punish the men
(B)who are complacent,[a]
    (C)those who say in their hearts,
‘The Lord will not do good,
    nor will he do ill.’

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 1:12 Hebrew are thickening on the dregs [of their wine]

14 (A)The great day of the Lord is near,
    near and hastening fast;
the sound of the day of the Lord is bitter;
    (B)the mighty man cries aloud there.

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