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1 The worde of the Lord which came vnto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the sonne of Amariah, the sonne of Hizkiah, in the dayes of Iosiah, the sonne of Amon king of Iudah.

2 I will vtterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord.

3 I will consume man and beast: I will consume the foules of the heauen and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked, and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the Lord.

4 I will also stretch out mine hand vpon Iudah, and vpon all the inhabitants of Ierusalem, and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests:

5 And them that worship the hoste of heauen vpon the house tops, & them that worship, and that sweare by the Lord, and that sweare by Malcham:

6 And them that are turned backe from the Lord, & those that haue not sought þe Lord, nor enquired for him.

7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice: he hath bid his ghests.

8 And it shall come to passe in the day of the Lords Sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the kings children, and al such as are clothed with strange apparell.

9 In the same day also wil I punish all those that leape on the threshold, which fill their masters houses with violence and deceit.

10 And it shall come to passe in that day, saith the Lord, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hils.

11 Howle yee inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut downe: all they that beare siluer are cut off.

12 And it shall come to passe at that time, that I wil search Ierusalem with candles, and punish the men that are setled on their lees, that say in their heart, The Lord will not doe good, neither will he doe euill.

13 Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabite them, and they shall plant Uineyards, but not drinke the wine thereof.

14 The great day of the Lord is neere, it is neere, and hasteth greatly, euen the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distresse, a day of wastenesse and desolation, a day of darknesse and gloominesse, a day of cloudes and thicke darkenesse;

16 A day of the trumpet and alarme against the fenced cities, and against the high towres.

17 And I will bring distresse vpon men, that they shall walke like blinde men, because they haue sinned against the Lord, and their blood shall bee powred out as dust, and their flesh as the doung.

18 Neither their siluer nor their golde shall be able to deliuer them in the day of the Lords wrath; but the whole land shall bee deuoured by the fire of his iealousie: for hee shall make euen a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.


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Anthony Sims's Zephaniah Chapter 1 comment on 3/05/2015, 8:27pm...

God created nature,humanity,and the environment with his loving breath in 6 days. This day is the exact same day God created on the first day. Everyday is the same day over over since creation. The actions we humans take make the only difference from one day to the next. When the laws of God are followed, along with following the teachings of Jesus, love fills our daily interactions. We pray for one another. We help one another. God is pleased. We live in a world where prayer has been removed from schools, we murder our children, and we have become to busy worshiping money to care about our neighbors. Just like in Zephaniah 's day society is crumbling beneath our feet. God 's judgement is close at hand. Sin has consequences. It always has. And it always will. God created life to work a certain way. God has not changed.


Isaac oloi's Zephaniah Chapter 1 comment on 4/22/2014, 1:24pm...



Godfred Kwadwo Boateng's Zephaniah Chapter 1 comment about verse 14 on 2/05/2014, 8:25am...

Zephaniah 1:14 sounds a great warning to every living soul to surrender to the Lord Jesus for there would be no mercy on that great day.


Faith ndidi's Zephaniah Chapter 1 comment about verse 8 on 12/07/2013, 4:07am...

I think we should put away from evry clothings that exposes our body and make us arogant, let us be humble in dressing. GOD's words are AMEN!


Timothy Wayne George's Zephaniah Chapter 1 comment about verse 17 on 9/30/2013, 9:18am...

Men will be walking as blind men in the latter days, because they have sinned against God, and the dust shall be scattered in the streets. Repent and turn to the Lord, for the Day of the Lord shall be as thick darkness, and come upon the world as a thief in the night. The Lord shall be the hope of His people, and those that know their God shall do great exploits.


Gary's Zephaniah Chapter 1 comment on 9/12/2013, 11:04am...

I was doing research into the number of the antichrist and it led me to this chapter; the sum of 1-36 is 666, and Zephaniah is the 36th book of the bible. This Chapter has 18 verses in it; 6+6+6 is 18, and speaks about discusses God destroying those who are not his. My favorite of these verses is verse 12:

"And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil."
The candles are the 7 spirits of God, also referenced in revelation; the Lees is the dead yeast at the bottle of wine, which i find a perfect analogy for those who searched after other doctrines -wines-, and are finished in their searching for God and truth, and have made their wine -doctrine- fully spoiled.

"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (Revelation 13:18)


Robert's Zephaniah Chapter 1 comment about verse 3 on 8/21/2013, 5:29am...

That prophecy is ongoing and has been for the last couple of years exactly as God described it would happen! Check science articles out sometime!


W.j's Zephaniah Chapter 1 comment about verse 8 on 4/11/2013, 1:00pm...

I know it is the word of the Lord, so we should trust God, and believe every word in the is true...


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