Bible: Zephaniah 3:8-13
3:8 Therefore you must wait patiently 1 for me,” says the
“for the day when I attack and take plunder. 2
I have decided 3 to gather nations together
and assemble kingdoms,
so I can pour out my fury on them –
all my raging anger.
For 4 the whole earth will be consumed
by my fiery anger.
3:9 Know for sure that I will then enable
the nations to give me acceptable praise. 5
All of them will invoke the
and will worship him in unison. 7
3:10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, 8
those who pray to me 9 will bring me tribute.
for then I will remove from your midst those who proudly boast, 12
and you will never again be arrogant on my holy hill.
3:12 I will leave in your midst a humble and meek group of people, 13
and they will find safety in the
3:13 The Israelites who remain 15 will not act deceitfully.
They will not lie,
and a deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouth.
Indeed, they will graze peacefully like sheep 16 and lie down;
no one will terrify them.”