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.
  • 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
  • Anthony Sims
    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.

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