1 The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiaha son of Amon, king of Judah.

The Great Day of the Lord

2 I will completely sweep away everything from the face of the earthb- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.
3 I will sweep away man and animal; I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea, and the ruinsc along with the wicked.d I will cut off mankind from the face of the earth- the Lord's declaration.