7 Of Jerusalem I thought, ‘Surely you will fear me and accept correction!’ Then her place of refugea would not be destroyed, nor all my punishments come uponb her. But they were still eager to act corruptly in all they did.

Read Zephaniah 3:7 Using Other Translations

I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.
I said, 'Surely you will fear me; you will accept correction. Then your dwelling would not be cut off according to all that I have appointed against you.' But all the more they were eager to make all their deeds corrupt.
I thought, ‘Surely they will have reverence for me now! Surely they will listen to my warnings. Then I won’t need to strike again, destroying their homes.’ But no, they get up early to continue their evil deeds.

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