Zephaniah 3:9-20 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent. 9 "Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him shoulder to shoulder.
10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed , shall bring mine offering. 10 From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshipers, my scattered people, will bring me offerings.
11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain. 11 On that day you will not be put to shame for all the wrongs you have done to me, because I will remove from this city those who rejoice in their pride. Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill.
12 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD. 12 But I will leave within you the meek and humble, who trust in the name of the LORD.
13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down , and none shall make them afraid . 13 The remnant of Israel will do no wrong; they will speak no lies, nor will deceit be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid."
14 Sing , O daughter of Zion; shout , O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. 14 Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O Daughter of Jerusalem!
15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy : the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more. 15 The LORD has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm.
16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack . 16 On that day they will say to Jerusalem, "Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands hang limp.
17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save , he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. 17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
18 I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. 18 "The sorrows for the appointed feasts I will remove from you; they are a burden and a reproach to you.
19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth , and gather her that was driven out ; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. 19 At that time I will deal with all who oppressed you; I will rescue the lame and gather those who have been scattered. I will give them praise and honor in every land where they were put to shame.
20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD. 20 At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes," says the LORD.