Zephaniah 1:4-18 NIV

Against Judah

4 "I will stretch out my hand1 against Judah and against all who live in Jerusalem. I will cut off from this place every remnant of Baal,2 the names of the pagan and the idolatrous priests3--

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5 those who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host,4 those who bow down and swear by the LORD and who also swear by Molech,a5

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    • b 1:5 - Hebrew "Malcam," that is, Milcom
      6 those who turn back from following6 the LORD and neither seek7 the LORD nor inquire8 of him.

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      7 Be silent9 before the Sovereign LORD, for the day of the LORD 10 is near. The LORD has prepared a sacrifice;11 he has consecrated those he has invited.

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      8 On the day of the LORD's sacrifice I will punish12 the princes and the king's sons13 and all those clad in foreign clothes.

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      9 On that day I will punish all who avoid stepping on the threshold,b14 who fill the temple of their gods with violence and deceit.15

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        • c 1:9 - See 1 Samuel 5:5.
          10 "On that day,16" declares the LORD, "a cry will go up from the Fish Gate,17 wailing18 from the New Quarter, and a loud crash from the hills.

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          11 Wail,19 you who live in the market districtc; all your merchants will be wiped out, all who trade withd silver will be ruined.20

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            • d 1:11 - Or "the Mortar"
            • e 1:11 - Or "in"
              12 At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish those who are complacent,21 who are like wine left on its dregs,22 who think, 'The LORD will do nothing,23 either good or bad.'24

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              13 Their wealth will be plundered,25 their houses demolished. They will build houses but not live in them; they will plant vineyards but not drink the wine.26

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              The Great Day of the LORD

              14 "The great day of the LORD 27 is near28-- near and coming quickly. Listen! The cry on the day of the LORD will be bitter, the shouting of the warrior there.

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                  15 That day will be a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness29 and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness,30

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                  16 a day of trumpet and battle cry31 against the fortified cities and against the corner towers.32

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                  17 I will bring distress33 on the people and they will walk like blind34 men, because they have sinned against the LORD. Their blood will be poured out35 like dust and their entrails like filth.36

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                  18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD's wrath.37 In the fire of his jealousy38 the whole world will be consumed,39 for he will make a sudden end of all who live in the earth.40"

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