Zephaniah 3:8

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore waite ye vpon mee, sayth the Lord, vntill the day that I rise vp to the pray: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdomes to powre vpon them mine indignation, euen all my fierce anger: for all the earth shalbe deuoured with the fire of my iealousie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore wait for Me, declares the LORD, "For the day when I rise up as a witness. Indeed, My decision is to gather nations, To assemble kingdoms, To pour out on them My indignation, All My burning anger; For all the earth will be devoured By the fire of My zeal."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore wait ye for me, saith Jehovah, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger; for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, go on waiting for me, says the Lord, till the day when I come up as a witness: for my purpose is to send for the nations and to get the kingdoms together, so that I may let loose on them my passion, even all my burning wrath: for all the earth will be burned up in the fire of my bitter passion.
- Basic English Bible

Therefore wait ye for me, saith Jehovah, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my determination is to assemble the nations, that I may gather the kingdoms together, to pour upon them mine indignation, -- all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
- Darby Bible

Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them my indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore wait for me, says Yahweh, "until the day that I rise up to the prey, for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour on them my indignation, even all my fierce anger, for all the earth will be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
- World English Bible

Therefore, wait for Me -- an affirmation of Jehovah, For the day of My rising for prey, For My judgment [is] to gather nations, To assemble kingdoms, To pour out on them Mine indignation, All the heat of Mine anger, For by the fire of My jealousy consumed is all the earth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore wait ye for Me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for My determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them Mine indignation, even all My fierce anger; for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zephaniah 3:8


3:8 Therefore - Since you will not be amended. Wait ye - Attend my resolution. Until - Until I rise up to destroy first, and next to take the spoil. Upon them - The incorrigible Jews. Devoured - Consumed as if burnt up. My jealousy - That jealousy wherewith God is jealous for his own glory.


Discussion for Zephaniah 3

  • Irene123
    V. 9 (last half) - "..... that they may call upon the Name of the Lord, to serve Him with ONE consent." Acts 2:38; Acts 7:59 (and saying, Lord JESUS.....). Stephen called GOD - Jesus; just as Thomas did in Jn.28:20 - my LORD and my GOD; he said this to - Jesus. He was a Jew, just like Jesus; Jews did NOT believe in plural gods. Nor did Jesus rebuke Thomas.
  • Bella
    Verse 16 reminds us that we should not become afraid and discouraged, when we have problems. Our loving Father, Jehovah, invites us to throw all our anxiety on him
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. REJOICE AND BE GLAD OH ZION FOR THY REDEMTION DRAWETH NEIGH UNTO THEE ! GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH IN AND THROUGH HIS SON WHO LIVES AND REIGNS NOW AND FOREVER MORE AT HIS RIGHT HAND CHRIST YESHUA JESUS GLORY AMEN AND AMEN INDEED ! ELIJAH IS NEIGH UNTO THEE GLORY TO GOD AMEN ! SHALOM ! SHALOM ! SHALOM ZION AMEN AND AMEN INDEED !
  • Nina edmond
    Very enlightened, truth I always knew we were part of Israel. HALLELUJAH! Nina.
  • Adeyeye Oyeronke
    Zephaniah 3 v 20 is a powerful verse that God is an unchangeable changer,that whatever unpleasant situation is around us,God will turn to testimonies without delay
  • Yahutsadak for verse 10
    Man says that the ten tribes are lost,but the bible says that they are beyond the rivers of Ethiopia. They are in Africa,plain and simple. Zephaniah 3 : 10. Isaiah 11: 11 . I thank GOD for telling us where the true Israelites are HALLELUYAH aLSO Isaiah 11 : 12 says Juda is dispersed to the four corners of the earth. The bible tells us where all twelve tribes are.

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