Zephaniah 3:8-13 NIV

8 Therefore wait1 for me," declares the LORD, "for the day I will stand up to testify.a I have decided to assemble2 the nations,3 to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath4 on them-- all my fierce anger.5 The whole world will be consumed6 by the fire of my jealous anger.

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    • a 3:8 - Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew "will rise up to plunder"
      9 "Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call7 on the name of the LORD 8 and serve9 him shoulder to shoulder.

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      10 From beyond the rivers of Cushb10 my worshipers, my scattered people, will bring me offerings.11

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        • b 3:10 - That is, the upper Nile region
          11 On that day you will not be put to shame12 for all the wrongs you have done to me,13 because I will remove from this city those who rejoice in their pride.14 Never again will you be haughty on my holy hill.15

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          12 But I will leave within you the meek16 and humble, who trust17 in the name of the LORD.

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          13 The remnant18 of Israel will do no wrong;19 they will speak no lies,20 nor will deceit be found in their mouths.21 They will eat and lie down22 and no one will make them afraid.23"

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