That is how the people of Moab and Ammon will be punished for their pride and arrogance and for insulting the people of the Lord Almighty.
The Lord will terrify them. He will reduce the gods of the earth to nothing, and then every nation will worship him, each in its own land.
The Lord will also put the people of Ethiopia to death. 1
References for Zephaniah 2:12
The Lord will use his power to destroy Assyria. He will make the city of Nineveh a deserted ruin, a waterless desert. 2
References for Zephaniah 2:13
2.13-15 Is 10.5-34; 14.24-27; Nh 1.1--3.19.
It will be a place where flocks, herds, and animals of every kind will lie down. Owls will live among its ruins and hoot from the windows. Crows will caw on the doorsteps. The cedar wood of her buildings will be stripped away.
References for Zephaniah 2:14
That is what will happen to the city that is so proud of its own power and thinks it is safe. Its people think that their city is the greatest in the world. What a desolate place it will become, a place where wild animals will rest! Everyone who passes by will shrink back in horror.