Zephaniah

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Zephaniah 3:3

“Her princes within her are roaring lyons; her Iudges are euening wolues, they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.”

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Other Translations

Her princes within her [are] roaring lions; her judges [are] evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
- King James Version

Her princes within her are roaring lions, Her judges are wolves at evening; They leave nothing for the morning.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they leave nothing till the morrow.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Her rulers are like loud-voiced lions in her; her judges are wolves of the evening, crushing up the bones before the morning.
- Basic English Bible

Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves, that leave nothing for the morning.
- Darby Bible

Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
- Webster's Bible

Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions. Her judges are evening wolves. They leave nothing until the next day.
- World English Bible

Her heads in her midst [are] roaring lions, Her judges [are] evening wolves, They have not gnawn the bone in the morning.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are wolves of the desert, they leave not a bone for the morrow.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zephaniah 3:3


3:3 Her princes - Persons of principal place and authority. Lions - Which hunt for prey, and are ever affrighting or devouring. Wolves - Insatiable and cruel, like wolves of the evening, whetted with hunger. Gnaw not the bones - They leave nothing but the bones to be eaten on the morrow.


Discussion for Zephaniah 3

  • Terry Davis
    Devour the proud with the fire of his fury. Establish the poor and afflicted to follow the Lord. We see that coming today. One God The Lord is Great and we are his people those that believe on Jesus. The pure language of Love. The great proud boasters full of self serving pride will be removed. The humble will be exalted.
  • BSP
    Verses 16 and 17- we may feel overwhelmed, but Jehovah God gives us the assurance that He and his son are backing us.
  • Brianna vs. 9
    For then I will change the language of the peoples to a pure language, So that all of them may call on the name of Jehovah, To serve him shoulder to shoulder.’

    Religion was never meant to be divided. There is one God, and he intended for us to worship him in ONE accord, one language, so that all people on this earth can serve "Shoulder to Shoulder".
  • Nats
    Verse 17 The Lord will joy over us with singing - wow wow and another wow
  • 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.
  • 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 !

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