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Zephaniah 2

JUB 1 Search yourselves and one another, O unfriendly people; NIV 1 Gather together, gather yourselves together, you shameful nation, JUB 2 before the decree is executed, <em>before</em> the day passes as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you, before the day of the LORD’s anger comes upon you. NIV 2 before the decree takes effect and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the LORD’s fierce anger comes upon you, before the day of the LORD’s wrath comes upon you. JUB 3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye humble of the earth, who have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek humility: it may be ye shall be kept in the day of the LORD’s anger. NIV 3 Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD’s anger. JUB 4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall spoil Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up. NIV 4 Gaza will be abandoned and Ashkelon left in ruins. At midday Ashdod will be emptied and Ekron uprooted. JUB 5 Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the people of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD <em>is</em> against you; O Canaan, the land of the Palestinians, I will cause thee to be destroyed until there shall be no inhabitant <em>left</em>. NIV 5 Woe to you who live by the sea, you Kerethite people; the word of the LORD is against you, Canaan, land of the Philistines. He says, “I will destroy you, and none will be left.” JUB 6 And the sea coast shall be for dwellings <em>and</em> cottages for pastors, and sheepfolds. NIV 6 The land by the sea will become pastures having wells for shepherds and pens for flocks. JUB 7 And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon they shall sleep for the night; for the LORD their God shall visit them and return their captives. NIV 7 That land will belong to the remnant of the people of Judah; there they will find pasture. In the evening they will lie down in the houses of Ashkelon. The LORD their God will care for them; he will restore their fortunes. JUB 8 I have heard the reproaches of Moab, and the revilings of the sons of Ammon, by which they have dishonoured my people and magnified <em>themselves</em> over their border. NIV 8 “I have heard the insults of Moab and the taunts of the Ammonites, who insulted my people and made threats against their land. JUB 9 Therefore <em>as</em> I live, said the LORD of the hosts, <em>the</em> God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom and the sons of Ammon as Gomorrah, <em>even</em> a field of nettles and saltpits and a perpetual desolation; the remnant of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my Gentiles shall inherit them. NIV 9 Therefore, as surely as I live,” declares the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, “surely Moab will become like Sodom, the Ammonites like Gomorrah— a place of weeds and salt pits, a wasteland forever. The remnant of my people will plunder them; the survivors of my nation will inherit their land.” JUB 10 This shall come upon them for their pride because they have reproached and magnified <em>themselves</em> against the people of the LORD of the hosts. NIV 10 This is what they will get in return for their pride, for insulting and mocking the people of the LORD Almighty. JUB 11 The LORD <em>shall be</em> terrible against them for he will weaken all the gods of the earth; and each one from his place shall worship him, <em>even</em> all the isles of the Gentiles. NIV 11 The LORD will be awesome to them when he destroys all the gods of the earth. Distant nations will bow down to him, all of them in their own lands. JUB 12 Ye Ethiopians also, ye <em>shall be</em> slain by my sword. NIV 12 “You Cushites, too, will be slain by my sword.” JUB 13 And he will stretch out his hand over the north <em>wind</em> and destroy Assyria and will make Nineveh a desolation <em>and</em> dry like a wilderness. NIV 13 He will stretch out his hand against the north and destroy Assyria, leaving Nineveh utterly desolate and dry as the desert. JUB 14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the Gentiles; both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in her thresholds; <em>their</em> voice shall sing in the windows; desolation <em>shall be</em> in the gates: for her cedar <em>work</em> shall be uncovered. NIV 14 Flocks and herds will lie down there, creatures of every kind. The desert owl and the screech owl will roost on her columns. Their hooting will echo through the windows, rubble will fill the doorways, the beams of cedar will be exposed. JUB 15 This <em>is</em> the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I <em>am</em>, and <em>there is</em> none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! anyone that passes by her shall hiss <em>and</em> wag his hand. NIV 15 This is the city of revelry that lived in safety. She said to herself, “I am the one! And there is none besides me.” What a ruin she has become, a lair for wild beasts! All who pass by her scoff and shake their fists.

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