The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon,king of Judah.2
I will utterlyconsume all things from off the land , saith the LORD.3
I will consumeman and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocksa with the wicked; and I will cut offman from off the land,saith the LORD.4
I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests;5
And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;6
And them that are turned backfrom the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him.
Hold thy peace at the presence of the LordGOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bidb his guests .
And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD'Ssacrifice, that I will punishc the princes, and the king'schildren, and all such as are clothed with strangeapparel.