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 down to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the , but then they worship Molech,a too.

References for Zephaniah 1:5

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

      References for Zephaniah 1:7

        • 1:7 - Hebrew has prepared a sacrifice and sanctified his guests.
          8 “On that day of judgment,” says the , “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 fill their masters’ houses with violence and deceit.