Zephaniah 1:12; Zephaniah 2:15; Zephaniah 3:7; Zephaniah 3:16; Zephaniah 3:20
And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good , neither will he do evil .
This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss , and wag his hand.
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 corrupted all their doings.
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack .
At that time will 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.