ZEPHANIAH 11:1 The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah. The Coming Judgment on Judah2 “I will utterly sweep away everythingfrom the face of the earth,” declares the Lord. 3 “I will sweep away man and beast;I will sweep away the birds of the heavensand the fish of the sea,and the rubble with the wicked.I will cut off mankindfrom the face of the earth,” declares the Lord. 4 “I will stretch out my hand against Judahand against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem;and I will cut off from this place the remnant of Baaland the name of the idolatrous priests along with the priests, 5 those who bow down on the roofsto the host of the heavens,those who bow down and swear to the Lordand yet swear by Milcom, 6 those who have turned back from following the Lord,who do not seek the Lord or inquire of him.” The Day of the Lord Is Near7 Be silent before the Lord God!For the day of the Lord is near;the Lord has prepared a sacrificeand consecrated his guests. 8 And on the day of the Lord’s sacrifice—“I will punish the officials and the king’s sonsand all who array themselves in foreign attire. 9 On that day I will punisheveryone who leaps over the threshold,and those who fill their master’s housewith violence and fraud.
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