Zephaniah 1:17

“And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I will bring distresse vpon men, that they shall walke like blinde men, because they haue sinned against the Lord, and their blood shall bee powred out as dust, and their flesh as the doung.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I will bring distress on men So that they will walk like the blind, Because they have sinned against the LORD; And their blood will be poured out like dust And their flesh like dung.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against Jehovah; and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will send trouble on men so that they will go about like the blind, because they have done evil against the Lord: and their blood will be drained out like dust, and their strength like waste.
- Basic English Bible

And I will bring distress upon men, and they shall walk like blind men; for they have sinned against Jehovah; and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung:
- Darby Bible

And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
- Webster's Bible

I will bring distress on men, that they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against Yahweh, and their blood will be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung.
- World English Bible

And I have sent distress to men, And they have walked as the blind, For against Jehovah they have sinned, And poured out is their blood as dust, And their flesh [is] as dung.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the LORD; and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zephaniah 1:17


1:17 Like blind men - Not knowing where to go. As dust - As abundantly, and as carelessly as dust in the highway.


Discussion for Zephaniah 1:17

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 17
    Men will be walking as blind men in the latter days, because they have sinned against God, and the dust shall be scattered in the streets. Repent and turn to the Lord, for the Day of the Lord shall be as thick darkness, and come upon the world as a thief in the night. The Lord shall be the hope of His people, and those that know their God shall do great exploits.

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