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!

3:15 The Lord has removed the judgment against you; 2 

he has turned back your enemy.

Israel’s king, the Lord, is in your midst!

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 

3:17 The Lord your God is in your midst;

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 

3:18As 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 

Be sure of this! 12  I will make all the nations of the earth respect and admire you 13 

when you see me restore you,” 14  says the Lord.

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