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Zephaniah 1

NLT 1 The gave this message to Zephaniah when Josiah son of Amon was king of Judah. Zephaniah was the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah. NIV 1 The word of the LORD that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, during the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah: NLT 2 “I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” says the . NIV 2 "I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth," declares the LORD. NLT 3 “I will sweep away people and animals alike. I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish in the sea. I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, and I will wipe humanity from the face of the earth,” says the . NIV 3 "I will sweep away both men and animals; I will sweep away the birds of the air and the fish of the sea. The wicked will have only heaps of rubble when I cut off man from the face of the earth," declares the LORD. 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. NIV 4 "I will stretch out my hand against Judah and against all who live in Jerusalem. I will cut off from this place every remnant of Baal, the names of the pagan and the idolatrous priests-- NLT 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, too. NIV 5 those who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host, those who bow down and swear by the LORD and who also swear by Molech, NLT 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.” NIV 6 those who turn back from following the LORD and neither seek the LORD nor inquire of him. NLT 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. NIV 7 Be silent before the Sovereign LORD, for the day of the LORD is near. The LORD has prepared a sacrifice; he has consecrated those he has invited. NLT 8 “On that day of judgment,” says the , “I will punish the leaders and princes of Judah and all those following pagan customs. NIV 8 On the day of the LORD's sacrifice I will punish the princes and the king's sons and all those clad in foreign clothes. NLT 9 Yes, I will punish those who participate in pagan worship ceremonies, and those who fill their masters’ houses with violence and deceit. NIV 9 On that day I will punish all who avoid stepping on the threshold, who fill the temple of their gods with violence and deceit. NLT 10 “On that day,” says the , “a cry of alarm will come from the Fish Gate and echo throughout the New Quarter of the city. And a great crash will sound from the hills. NIV 10 "On that day," declares the LORD, "a cry will go up from the Fish Gate, wailing from the New Quarter, and a loud crash from the hills. NLT 11 Wail in sorrow, all you who live in the market area, for all the merchants and traders will be destroyed. NIV 11 Wail, you who live in the market district; all your merchants will be wiped out, all who trade with silver will be ruined. NLT 12 “I will search with lanterns in Jerusalem’s darkest corners to punish those who sit complacent in their sins. They think the will do nothing to them, either good or bad. NIV 12 At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish those who are complacent, who are like wine left on its dregs, who think, 'The LORD will do nothing, either good or bad.' NLT 13 So their property will be plundered, their homes will be ransacked. They will build new homes but never live in them. They will plant vineyards but never drink wine from them. NIV 13 Their wealth will be plundered, their houses demolished. They will build houses but not live in them; they will plant vineyards but not drink the wine. NLT 14 “That terrible day of the is near. Swiftly it comes— a day of bitter tears, a day when even strong men will cry out. NIV 14 "The great day of the LORD is near-- near and coming quickly. Listen! The cry on the day of the LORD will be bitter, the shouting of the warrior there. NLT 15 It will be a day when the ’s anger is poured out— a day of terrible distress and anguish, a day of ruin and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness, NIV 15 That day will be a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness, NLT 16 a day of trumpet calls and battle cries. Down go the walled cities and the strongest battlements! NIV 16 a day of trumpet and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the corner towers. NLT 17 “Because you have sinned against the , I will make you grope around like the blind. Your blood will be poured into the dust, and your bodies will lie rotting on the ground.” NIV 17 I will bring distress on the people and they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD. Their blood will be poured out like dust and their entrails like filth. NLT 18 Your silver and gold will not save you on that day of the ’s anger. For the whole land will be devoured by the fire of his jealousy. He will make a terrifying end of all the people on earth. NIV 18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD's wrath. In the fire of his jealousy the whole world will be consumed, for he will make a sudden end of all who live in the earth."