King James VersionZephaniah1


1 The word of the LORD which came unto Zepha­ni­ah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedali­ah, the son of Amari­ah, the son of Hizki­ah, in the days of Josi­ah the son of Amon, king of Ju­dah. 2 I will ut­ter­ly con­sume all things from off the land, saith the LORD. 3 I will con­sume man and beast; I will con­sume the fowls of the heav­en, and the fish­es of the sea, and the stum­bling­blocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD. 4 I will also stretch out mine hand upon Ju­dah, and upon all the in­hab­i­tants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the rem­nant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests; 5 And them that wor­ship the host of heav­en upon the house­tops; and them that wor­ship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham; 6 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor en­quired for him. 7 Hold thy peace at the pres­ence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath pre­pared a sac­ri­fice, he hath bid his guests. 8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD'S sac­ri­fice, that I will pun­ish the princes, and the king's chil­dren, and all such as are clothed with strange ap­par­el. 9 In the same day also will I pun­ish all those that leap on the thresh­old, which fill their mas­ters' hous­es with vi­o­lence and de­ceit. 10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an howl­ing from the sec­ond, and a great crash­ing from the hills. 11 Howl, ye in­hab­i­tants of Mak­tesh, for all the mer­chant peo­ple are cut down; all they that bear sil­ver are cut off. 12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with can­dles, and pun­ish the men that are set­tled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, nei­ther will he do evil. 13 There­fore their goods shall be­come a booty, and their hous­es a des­o­la­tion: they shall also build hous­es, but not in­hab­it them; and they shall plant vine­yards, but not drink the wine there­of. 14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth great­ly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bit­ter­ly. 15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trou­ble and dis­tress, a day of waste­ness and des­o­la­tion, a day of dark­ness and gloomi­ness, a day of clouds and thick dark­ness, 16 A day of the trum­pet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high tow­ers. 17 And I will bring dis­tress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, be­cause they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. 18 Nei­ther their sil­ver nor their gold shall be able to de­liv­er them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be de­voured by the fire of his jeal­ousy: for he shall make even a speedy rid­dance of all them that dwell in the land.