Bible: Zephaniah 3:14-20
3:14 Shout for joy, Daughter Zion! 1
Shout out, Israel!
Be happy and boast with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem!
he has turned back your enemy.
Israel’s king, the
You no longer need to fear disaster.
3:16 On that day they will say 3 to Jerusalem,
“Don’t be afraid, Zion!
Your hands must not be paralyzed from panic! 4
he is a warrior who can deliver.
He takes great delight in you; 5
he renews you by his love; 6
he shouts for joy over you.” 7
3:18 “As for those who grieve because they cannot attend the festivals –
I took them away from you;
they became tribute and were a source of shame to you. 8
3:19 Look, at that time I will deal with those who mistreated you.
I will rescue the lame sheep 9
and gather together the scattered sheep.
I will take away their humiliation
and make the whole earth admire and respect them. 10
3:20 At that time I will lead you –
at the time I gather you together. 11
when you see me restore you,” 14 says the