Zephaniah 3:9-13 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
9 I will purify each language
and make those languages
acceptable for praising me.
Then, with hearts united,
everyone will serve
only me, the Lord.
10 From across the rivers
my scattered people,
my true worshipers,
will bring offerings to me.
11 When that time comes,
you won’t rebel against me
and be put to shame.
I’ll do away with those
who are proud and arrogant.
Never will any of them
on my holy mountain.
12 But I, the Lord, won’t destroy
any of your people
who are truly humble
and turn to me for safety.
13 The people of Israel who survive
will live right
and refuse to tell lies.
They will eat and rest
with nothing to fear.
Zephaniah 3:9-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
9 At that time I will change the speech of the peoples
to a pure speech,
that all of them may call on the name of the Lord
and serve him with one accord.
10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia
my suppliants, my scattered ones,
shall bring my offering.
11 On that day you shall not be put to shame
because of all the deeds by which you have rebelled against me;
for then I will remove from your midst
your proudly exultant ones,
and you shall no longer be haughty
in my holy mountain.
12 For I will leave in the midst of you
a people humble and lowly.
They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord—
13 the remnant of Israel;
they shall do no wrong
and utter no lies,
nor shall a deceitful tongue
be found in their mouths.
Then they will pasture and lie down,
and no one shall make them afraid.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
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