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Zephaniah 3:9-20 (Today's New International Version)

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Restoration of Israel's Remnant

9 "Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call1 on the name of the LORD 2 and serve3 him shoulder to shoulder. 10 From beyond the rivers of Cusha4 my worshipers, my scattered people, will bring me offerings.5 11 On that day you, Jerusalem, will not be put to shame6 for all the wrongs you have done to me,7 because I will remove from you those who revel in your glory.8 Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill.9 12 But I will leave within you the meek10 and humble. The remnant of Israel will trust11 in the name of the LORD. 13 They12 will do no wrong;13 they will tell no lies.14 A deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths.15 They will eat and lie down16 and no one will make them afraid.17" 14 Sing, Daughter Zion;18 shout aloud,19 Israel! Be glad and rejoice20 with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem! 15 The LORD has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you;21 never again will you fear22 any harm.23 16 On that day they will say to Jerusalem, "Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp.24 17 The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.25 He will take great delight26 in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you,27 but will rejoice over you with singing."28 18 "I will remove from you all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals, which is a burden and reproach for you. 19 At that time I will deal with all who oppressed29 you. I will rescue the lame; I will gather the exiles.30 I will give them praise31 and honor in every land where they have suffered shame. 20 At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring32 you home. I will give you honor33 and praise34 among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunesb35 before your very eyes," says the LORD.
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