Zephaniah

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Zephaniah 3:4

“Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests haue polluted the Sanctuarie, they haue done violence to the Law.”

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Other Translations

Her prophets [are] light [and] treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
- King James Version

Her prophets are reckless, treacherous men; Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Her prophets are light and treacherous persons; her priests have profaned the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Her prophets are good-for-nothing persons, full of deceit: her priests have made the holy place unclean and have gone violently against the law.
- Basic English Bible

Her prophets are vain-glorious, treacherous persons; her priests profane the sanctuary, they do violence to the law.
- Darby Bible

Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
- Webster's Bible

Her prophets are arrogant and treacherous people. Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.
- World English Bible

Her prophets unstable -- men of treachery, Her priests have polluted the sanctuary, They have violated the law.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Her prophets are wanton and treacherous persons; her priests have profaned that which is holy, they have done violence to the law.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zephaniah 3:4


3:4 Her prophet - So called, false prophets. Light - Unstable and inconstant. Violence to the law - Wresting it by perverse interpretation.


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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