Zephaniah 3

1 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city! 2 She aobeyed not the voice; she breceived not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God. 3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow. 4 Her cprophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done dviolence to the law. 5 The just LORD eis in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame. 6 I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant. 7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and fcorrupted all their doings.

8 Therefore gwait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to hgather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. 9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent. 10 iFrom beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering. 11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that jrejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain. 12 I will also leave in the midst of thee kan afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD. 13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; lbe glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. 15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: nthe king of Israel, even the LORD, mis in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more. 16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, oLet not thine hands be slack. 17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. 18 I will gather them that pare sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. 19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. 20 At that time qwill I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.

 
Cross Ref
2aJer 22:21
bJer 5:3
4cJer 23:11
dEze 22:26
5eDeu 32:4
Psa 99:3-4
7fGen 6:12
8gPro 20:22
hJoe 3:2
10iPsa 68:31
Mal 1:11
Act 8:27
11jMat 3:9
12kIsa 14:32
Isa 57:15
Mat 5:3
Luk 6:20
14lPsa 14:7
15mRev 21:3
Eze 48:35
nJoh 1:49
16oIsa 35:3
18pLam 2:6
20qPsa 22:27