Zephaniah 1:16

16 a day of trumpet and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the corner towers.

Read Zephaniah 1:16 Using Other Translations

A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
a day of trumpet blast and battle cry against the fortified cities and against the lofty battlements.
a day of trumpet calls and battle cries. Down go the walled cities and the strongest battlements!

What does Zephaniah 1:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Zephaniah 1:16

A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities,
&c.] The trumpet of the enemy, sounding the alarm of war against the fenced cities of Judea, which were taken before Jerusalem; calling and gathering the soldiers together, and animating them to the assault of them; and blowing them in a way of triumph; and as expressive of victory, having got possession of them: and against the high towers;
or "corners" F24; towers being usually built corner-wise, and full of corners, and on the corners of walls of cities; sometimes these signify princes, magistrates, and great men, ( Zechariah 10:4 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F24 (twnp) "pinnas", Montanus, Castalio; "angulos", Junius & Tremellius, Burkius.
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