Zephaniah 1:5

“And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

"And those who bow down on the housetops to the host of heaven, And those who bow down {and} swear to the LORD and {yet} swear by Milcom,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship, that swear to Jehovah and swear by Malcam;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the worshippers of the army of heaven on the house-tops, and the Lord's worshippers who take oaths by Milcom,
- Basic English Bible

and them that bow down to the host of the heavens upon the housetops; and them that bow down to Jehovah, that swear by [him], and swear by Malcham;
- Darby Bible

And them that worship the host of heaven upon the house-tops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;
- Webster's Bible

those who worship the army of the sky on the housetops, those who worship and swear by Yahweh and also swear by Malcam,
- World English Bible

And those bowing themselves On the roofs to the host of the heavens, And those bowing themselves, Swearing to Jehovah, and swearing by Malcham,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship, that swear to the LORD and swear by Malcam;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zephaniah 1:5


1:5 House - tops - On the flat roofs of their houses. And that swear - That mixt idol - worship, and the worship of the true God; that devote themselves to God, and Baal, or Malchim, that is, Moloch.


Discussion for Zephaniah 1

  • Yolande
    The word I received on 12 05 16 was Zephaniah chapter 1 verse 10. The Lord is saying through the Prophet is on that day there will be screams and crying every where as there is going to be catastrophic destruction. The day of the Lord is coming.
  • Willa
    The Word of the Lord came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi. Cushi is another name for Ethiopia and I never hear anyone refer to this title; was Zephaniah an Ethiopian? He has a powerful message for today.
  • Silvester
    Let us focus on the things from above...and be guided by the one who was sent by Lord Jesus Christ"Holy Spirit" who will reveal everything to us.
  • Donald Anthony Gullett
    When in zephenla mentions the fenced cities and the high towers it reminds me of the 911 attacks on the twin towers and the Pentagon
  • Naomi
    Zephaniah, speaks how the GOD is going to destroy man and beast and those who have turned back from serving GOD. In addition, He will punish kings children.
  • Michael C.
    This little book written by Zephaniah the Prophet is talking about the Day of the Lord. This subject is what's inside the little scroll in the Father's right hand (Rev. 5-6); and one that is continually expounded on by the Prophets and Apostles throughout the Bible: but the world (and many so-called Christians) goes on as if it isn't an issue for them to be afraid of. The words are spoken by God!

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