The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi son of Gedaliah son of Amariah son of Hezekiah, in the days of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah.
I will utterly sweep away everything from the face of the earth, says the Lord.
I will sweep away humans and animals; I will sweep away the birds of the air and the fish of the sea. I will make the wicked stumble. a I will cut off humanity from the face of the earth, says the Lord.
I will stretch out my hand against Judah, and against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off from this place every remnant of Baal and the name of the idolatrous priests; b5
those who bow down on the roofs to the host of the heavens; those who bow down and swear to the Lord, but also swear by Milcom; c6
those who have turned back from following the Lord, who have not sought the Lord or inquired of him.
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