Zephaniah 3:1-5 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Woe to her that is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city! 1 Woe to the city of oppressors, rebellious and defiled!
2 She listens to no voice, she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the LORD, she does not draw near to her God. 2 She obeys no one, she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the LORD, she does not draw near to her God.
3 Her officials within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave nothing till the morning. 3 Her officials are roaring lions, her rulers are evening wolves, who leave nothing for the morning.
4 Her prophets are wanton, faithless men; her priests profane what is sacred, they do violence to the law. 4 Her prophets are arrogant; they are treacherous men. Her priests profane the sanctuary and do violence to the law.
5 The LORD within her is righteous, he does no wrong; every morning he shows forth his justice, each dawn he does not fail; but the unjust knows no shame. 5 The LORD within her is righteous; he does no wrong. Morning by morning he dispenses his justice, and every new day he does not fail, yet the unrighteous know no shame.