Commentary on

Zephaniah 3:1-11

Woe to Jerusalem and the Nations

3:1  Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!
2  She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in Yehuveh; she drew not near to her Elohim.
3  Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
4  Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
5  The just Yehuveh is in the midst thereof; He will not do iniquity: every morning doth He bring His judgment to light, He faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
6  I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant.
7  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.
8  Therefore wait ye upon me, saith Yehuveh, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for My determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all My fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy.
9  For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Yehuveh, to serve Him with one consent.
10  From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia My suppliants, even the daughter of My dispersed, shall bring mine offering.
11  In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of My holy mountain.

Commentary on 3:1
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Gael Bataman
Originally Written:         1 2008
Latest Update:              2 2008

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