Zephaniah 1:4-9 NLT

4 "I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship. I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests, so that even the memory of them will disappear.
5 For they go up to their roofs and bow to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, a too. So now I will destroy them!

References for Zephaniah 1:5

    • b 1:5 - Hebrew <I>Malcam,</I> another name for Molech; or it could possibly mean <I>their king.</I>
      6 And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek my blessings."
      7 Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign LORD, for the awesome day of the LORD's judgment has come. The LORD has prepared his people for a great slaughter and has chosen their executioners. b

      References for Zephaniah 1:7

        • c 1:7 - Hebrew <I>has prepared a sacrifice and sanctified his guests.</I>
          8 "On that day of judgment," says the LORD, "I will punish the leaders and princes of Judah and all those following pagan customs.
          9 Yes, I will punish those who participate in pagan worship ceremonies, and those who steal and kill to fill their masters' homes with loot."