Judgments on Judah's Enemies

1 Gather yourselves together, yes, 1gather, O nation 2without shame,

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2 Before the decree takes effect - The day passes 3like the chaff - Before * the 4burning anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before * the 5day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you.

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3 6Seek the LORD, All you 7humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; 8Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be 9hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.

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    • c 2:3 - Or "land"
    • d 2:3 - Or "justice"
      4 For 10Gaza will be abandoned And Ashkelon a desolation; 11Ashdod will be driven out at noon And 12Ekron will be uprooted.

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      5 Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, The nation of the 13Cherethites! The word of the LORD is 14against you, O 15Canaan, land of the Philistines; And I will 16destroy you So that there will be 17no inhabitant.

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        • e 2:5 - I.e. a segment of the Philistines with roots in Crete
          6 So the seacoast will be 18pastures, With caves for shepherds and folds for flocks.

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            • f 2:6 - Or "meadows" or "wells"
              7 And the coast will be For the 19remnant of the house of Judah, They will 20pasture on it. In the houses of Ashkelon they will lie down at evening; For the LORD their God will 21care for them And 22restore their fortune.

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              8 "I have heard the 23taunting of Moab And the 24revilings of the sons of Ammon, With which they have taunted My people And 25become arrogant against their territory.

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                • g 2:8 - Lit "reproach"
                • h 2:8 - Lit "reproached"
                • i 2:8 - Lit "made" themselves "great"
                  9 "Therefore, as I live," declares the LORD of hosts, The God of Israel, "Surely 26Moab will be like 27Sodom And the sons of 28Ammon like 29Gomorrah - A place possessed by nettles and salt pits, And a perpetual desolation. The remnant of My people will 30plunder them And the remainder of My nation will inherit them."

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                  10 This they will have in return for their 31pride, because they have 32taunted and become arrogant against the people of the LORD of hosts.

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                    • j 2:10 - Lit "reproached"
                    • k 2:10 - Lit "made" themselves "great"
                      11 The LORD will be 33terrifying to them, for He will starve 34all the gods of the earth; and all the 35coastlands of the nations will 36bow down to Him, everyone from his own place.

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                      12 "You also, O 37Ethiopians, will be slain by My sword."

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                      13 And He will 38stretch out His hand against the north And destroy 39Assyria, And He will make 40Nineveh a desolation, Parched like the wilderness.

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                      14 Flocks will lie down in her midst, All beasts which range in herds; Both the 41pelican and the hedgehog Will lodge in the tops of her pillars; Birds will sing in the window, Desolation will be on the threshold; For He has laid bare the cedar work.

                      References for Zephaniah 2:14

                        • m 2:14 - Or "All" kinds of "beasts in crowds;" lit "Every" kind of "beast of a nation"
                        • n 2:14 - Or "owl" or "jackdaw"
                        • o 2:14 - Lit "her capitals"
                        • p 2:14 - Lit "A voice"
                          15 This is the 42exultant city Which 43dwells securely, Who says in her heart, "44I am, and there is no one besides me." How she has become a 45desolation, A resting place for beasts! 46Everyone who passes by her will hiss And wave his hand in contempt.

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