Zephaniah 1:6

“And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And them that are turned backe from the Lord, & those that haue not sought þe Lord, nor enquired for him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And those who have turned back from following the LORD, And those who have not sought the LORD or inquired of Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and them that are turned back from following Jehovah; and those that have not sought Jehovah, nor inquired after him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And those who are turned back from going after the Lord, and those who have not made prayer to the Lord or got directions from him.
- Basic English Bible

and them that turn back from after Jehovah, and that do not seek Jehovah, nor inquire for him.
- Darby Bible

And them that have turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.
- Webster's Bible

those who have turned back from following Yahweh, and those who haven't sought Yahweh nor inquired after him.
- World English Bible

And those removing from after Jehovah, And who have not sought Jehovah, nor besought Him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Them also that are turned back from following the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired after Him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Zephaniah 1

  • 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
  • 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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