“I will stretch out My hand against Judah,
And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
[a]I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place,
The names of the (A)idolatrous[b] priests with the pagan priests—
Those (B)who worship the host of heaven on the housetops;
Those who worship and swear oaths by the Lord,
But who also swear (C)by [c]Milcom;
(D)Those who have turned back from following the Lord,
And (E)have not sought the Lord, nor inquired of Him.”

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  1. Zephaniah 1:4 Fulfilled in 2 Kin. 23:4, 5
  2. Zephaniah 1:4 Heb. chemarim
  3. Zephaniah 1:5 Or Malcam, an Ammonite god, 1 Kin. 11:5; Jer. 49:1; Molech, Lev. 18:21

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