Zephaniah 1:4-14 NIV

4 “I will stretch out my hand against Judah and against all who live in Jerusalem. I will destroy every remnant of Baal worship in this place, the very names of the idolatrous priests—

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5 those who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host, those who bow down and swear by the LORDand who also swear by Molek,a

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    • b 1:5 - Hebrew "Malkam"
      6 those who turn back from following the LORDand neither seek the LORD nor inquire of him.”

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      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.

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      8 “On the day of the LORD’s sacrifice I will punish the officials and the king’s sons 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,bwho fill the temple of their gods with violence and deceit.

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        • c 1:9 - See 1 Samuel 5:5.
          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.

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

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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, who are like wine left on its dregs, who think, ‘The LORD will do nothing, either good or bad.’

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              13 Their wealth will be plundered, their houses demolished. Though they build houses, they will not live in them; though they plant vineyards, they will not drink the wine.”

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              14 The great day of the LORD is near— near and coming quickly. The cry on the day of the LORD is bitter; the Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry.

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