Zephaniah 3:3-13 NRS

3 The officials within it are roaring lions; its judges are evening wolves that leave nothing until the morning.
4 Its prophets are reckless, faithless persons; its priests have profaned what is sacred, they have done violence to the law.
5 The Lord within it is righteous; he does no wrong. Every morning he renders his judgment, each dawn without fail; but the unjust knows no shame.
6 I have cut off nations; their battlements are in ruins; I have laid waste their streets so that no one walks in them; their cities have been made desolate, without people, without inhabitants.
7 I said, "Surely the city a will fear me, it will accept correction; it will not lose sight b of all that I have brought upon it." But they were the more eager to make all their deeds corrupt.

References for Zephaniah 3:7

    • l 3:7 - Heb [it]
    • m 3:7 - Gk Syr: Heb [its dwelling will not be cut off]
      8 Therefore wait for me, says the Lord, for the day when I arise as a witness. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all the heat of my anger; for in the fire of my passion all the earth shall be consumed.
      9 At that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve him with one accord.
      10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia c my suppliants, my scattered ones, shall bring my offering.

      References for Zephaniah 3:10

        • n 3:10 - Or [Nubia]; Heb [Cush]
          11 On that day you shall not be put to shame because of all the deeds by which you have rebelled against me; for then I will remove from your midst your proudly exultant ones, and you shall no longer be haughty in my holy mountain.
          12 For I will leave in the midst of you a people humble and lowly. They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord—
          13 the remnant of Israel; they shall do no wrong and utter no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouths. Then they will pasture and lie down, and no one shall make them afraid.