Zephaniah 1:11

“Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Howle yee inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut downe: all they that beare siluer are cut off.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar, For all the people of Canaan will be silenced; All who weigh out silver will be cut off.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wail, ye inhabitants of Maktesh; for all the people of Canaan are undone; all they that were laden with silver are cut off.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because of the downfall of all the people of Canaan: all those who were weighted down with silver have been cut off.
- Basic English Bible

Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh; for all the people of Canaan are cut down, all they that are laden with silver are cut off.
- Darby Bible

Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.
- Webster's Bible

Wail, you inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the people of Canaan are undone! All those who were loaded with silver are cut off.
- World English Bible

Howl, ye inhabitants of the hollow place, For cut off hath been all the merchant people, Cut off have been all bearing silver.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wail, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are undone; all they that were laden with silver are cut off.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zephaniah 1:11


1:11 Howl - Cry aloud, and bitterly. Maktesh - The lower town. Merchant people - Who were wont to lodge in this place. That bear silver - That brought it with them to pay for what they bought.


Discussion for Zephaniah 1

  • Ruby mackey
    Strange clothing in Zephaniah and invisible military shields in 2015 become quantum stealth. Very important to repent daily.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 8, The great day of the Lord is being talked about here. The strange or foreign clothing may be talking about cloaking material. Once thought to be only a Science Fiction technology, Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp., discusses the implications of militaries which can now become invisible with their light bending technology called "Quantum Stealth". Hyperstealth is a successful Canadian camouflage design company with over two million military issued uniforms and over 3000 vehicles and fighter jets using their patterns around the world. Quantum Stealth is a material that renders the target completely invisible by bending light waves around the target. The material removes not only your visual, infrared night vision and thermal signatures but also the target s shadow. This is strange clothing that renders the wearer invisible to the eye and is a reality in 2015.
  • Ochai Thomas A Edison
    This is a clear warning to the Nations, so let he that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. There cannot be an excuse!!!
  • Wynette Worthy
    I love reading the online Bible! Zephaniah is one of my favorites because of the clear details of God's words through him.
  • Dorothy
    Zephaniah is a great book of the Bible and I think this is a warning to all of us. We should obey the Lord and heed to his warning, and by all means give your life over to the Lord.
  • The strange apparel quoted in Zephania includes apparel that promotes prostitution even in church,clothes that expose private body parts like thighs and breasts right inside the church and house of The Lord

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