Bible: Zephaniah 1:1-2:3
1:1 This is the prophetic message that the
The Lord’s Day of Judgment is Approaching
1:2 “I will destroy 3 everything from the face of the earth,” says the
1:3 “I will destroy people and animals;
I will destroy the birds in the sky
and the fish in the sea.
(The idolatrous images of these creatures will be destroyed along with evil people.) 4
I will remove 5 humanity from the face of the earth,” says the
1:4 “I will attack 6 Judah
and all who live in Jerusalem. 7
1:6 and those who turn their backs on 17 the
and do not want the
1:7 Be silent before the Lord
he has ritually purified 23 his guests.
1:8 “On the day of the
I will punish the princes 24 and the king’s sons,
and all who wear foreign styles of clothing. 25
1:9 On that day I will punish all who leap over the threshold, 26
1:10 On that day,” says the
wailing from the city’s newer district, 31
and a loud crash 32 from the hills.
1:11 Wail, you who live in the market district, 33
1:12 At that time I will search through Jerusalem with lamps.
I will punish the people who are entrenched in their sin, 38
those who think to themselves, 39
1:13 Their wealth will be stolen
and their houses ruined!
They will not live in the houses they have built,
nor will they drink the wine from the vineyards they have planted.
it is approaching very rapidly!
There will be a bitter sound on the
at that time warriors will cry out in battle. 42
1:15 That day will be a day of God’s anger, 43
a day of distress and hardship,
a day of devastation and ruin,
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and dark skies,
Judgment will fall on 46 the fortified cities and the high corner towers.
1:17 I will bring distress on the people 47
and they will stumble 48 like blind men,
for they have sinned against the
Their blood will be poured out like dirt;
1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them
in the day of the
The Prophet Warns the People
before the day of the
Maybe you will be protected 67 on the day of the