Zephaniah 1:17

“And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I will bring distress on men So that they will walk like the blind, Because they have sinned against the LORD; And their blood will be poured out like dust And their flesh like dung.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against Jehovah; and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will send trouble on men so that they will go about like the blind, because they have done evil against the Lord: and their blood will be drained out like dust, and their strength like waste.
- Basic English Bible

And I will bring distress upon men, and they shall walk like blind men; for they have sinned against Jehovah; and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung:
- Darby Bible

And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
- Webster's Bible

I will bring distress on men, that they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against Yahweh, and their blood will be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung.
- World English Bible

And I have sent distress to men, And they have walked as the blind, For against Jehovah they have sinned, And poured out is their blood as dust, And their flesh [is] as dung.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the LORD; and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zephaniah 1:17


1:17 Like blind men - Not knowing where to go. As dust - As abundantly, and as carelessly as dust in the highway.


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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