Zephaniah 3:17

“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mightie: hee will saue, he will reioyce ouer thee with ioy: hee will rest in his loue, hee will ioy ouer thee with singing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah thy God is in the midst of thee, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love; he will joy over thee with singing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord your God is among you, as a strong saviour: he will be glad over you with joy, he will make his love new again, he will make a song of joy over you as in the time of a holy feast.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah thy God is in thy midst, a mighty one that will save: he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love; he will exult over thee with singing.
- Darby Bible

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh, your God, is in the midst of you, a mighty one who will save. He will rejoice over you with joy. He will calm you in his love. He will rejoice over you with singing.
- World English Bible

Jehovah thy God [is] in thy midst, A mighty one doth save, He rejoiceth over thee with joy, He doth work in His love, He joyeth over thee with singing.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD thy God is in the midst of thee, a Mighty One who will save; He will rejoice over thee with joy, He will be silent in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Zephaniah 3:17

Wesley's Notes for Zephaniah 3:17

3:15 Taken away - Abolished, and put an end to the judgments thy sins brought upon thee. Thine enemy - The Babylonian. Is in the midst - He is returned to redeem and govern thee. Any more - While thy carriage is as becomes my presence with thee, thou shalt neither fear, nor feel the like evils.

3:18 Sorrowful - That mourn their distance from the solemn worship of God. Who are of thee - Thy children. Reproach - The taunts of their enemies.

3:19 Undo - I will break their power and dissolve their kingdom. That halteth - Who is in trouble and ready to fall. Driven out - Into remote countries.

Discussion for Zephaniah 3:17

  • GODFREY ROBERT CHARLES on Zephaniah 3:17
    Angel taking a message from God to Daniel was intercepted by an angel of satin
  • Ronald on Zephaniah 3:17
    Be not deceived , first the falling away , then the Antichrist, then the hope of Jesus coming ! Amen
  • ALEX on Zephaniah 3:17
    My comments about the Deity of Christ and how do we know that Christ is truly God the son without any doubt whatsoever.We know that Christ is truly God the Son by his seed. He is truly able to reproduce very God with his seed thats y he is saying to whom the word came ( his seed ) it made them Gods and the scripture cannot be broken . It was God Almighty his absolute father that said that everything has to multiply after its Kind and we see that Christ his absolute son is able to Multiply after the God kind Thats y he is saying that which is born of the spirit (His word/seed ) is Spirit as God is Spirit thus he able to reproduce very GOD WITH HIS WORD WHICH IS HIS SEED SOWN IN US. Jesus breathe on them and they received the H.G. YA GOTTA REALIZE THAT HIS BREATH WAS HIS WORD AND HIS WORD IS HIS SEED. thus he reproduces after the God kind which is the H.G. Receive ye the H.G. thus he WD HAVE TO BE GOD THE SON . And his word his seed cannot return unto him void it has to prosper in what it was sent to do a birth of Christ in us ( the new birth ) our salvation is by his word . He cd not reproduce, multiply after tHE GOD KIND if he were not GOD the son,Unto the son he says thy throne O GOD IS FOREVER OK GBU
  • Teresa on Zephaniah 3:17
    Reply on I John 3

    Dear Xaviar & Chris, Just my thinking and thoughts about the other creation of people and Dinosaurs on Earth before

    Adam and Eve. I believe they were destroyed before the Garden active. The massive comet/asteroid around 65

    million years ago. Adam lived 930 years and Cain living 730 years....maybe Cain married a sister or another relative. because HERE IS THE WORD that has branded my brain. Genesis 1:28 God said (Replenish) the Earth. Meaning..

    Fill up again or Restore. Then again to Noah and his sons after Flood...Replenish the Earth in Genesis 9:1. Just some of

    the things I have thought about. we really won't know all these things until and IF God wants us to know in the end.

    Sister in Jesus Christ ( Yeshua )

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  • F - in Reply on Zephaniah 3:17
    The word replenish is only written twice in the KJV keep up the good work
  • B. ALLEN - in Reply on Zephaniah 3:17
    Yes, Adam was the 1st man, but, he was the 1st man that had breath in him. The other men were just existing. God is infinite, he can do whatever he want at any moment and time.
  • Barbara kolb on Zephaniah 3:17
    My Grandaughter asked if Satan was a beautiful Angel in heaven at one time and in heaven there is no bad . How did Satan become to think he could be higher than God?
  • Chris - in Reply on Zephaniah 3:17
    Yes, we get an indication of the physical Satan in Ezekiel 28:12-19. Though Ezekiel is directing his prophecy to the King of Tyrus, we understand that through the description of his wickedness, the picture of Satan (& specifically Satan's former position in Heaven as a 'cherub' & 'having being in the Garden of Eden') clearly show us a dual meaning to this prophecy. Yes, Satan had beauty & perfection (verses 12,13,17) & as a cherub, that position is normally associated in being in close proximity to God's Presence (as in the Tabernacle on Earth & over the Ark of the Covenant), & in relation to God's Holiness.

    Why did Satan go bad? Verse 17 tells us that his heart "was lifted up because of his beauty". Not that he always admired himself 'in the mirror', but his heart was lifted up against the Most High, believing that he was as good or better than God. See Isaiah 14:12-15, & particularly, that he was perfect, Ezekiel 28:15 (sinless, as all the other heavenly beings), until his pride took over & he believed he was better than God. But the big question: how was it possible for Satan to sin, & can other heavenly beings likewise sin? It seems that even by being in the Holy Presence of God & finding complete delight in worshipping Him, there can still be that element of choice. For in his pride & estrangement from God, he also gathered to himself other 'defecting' angels (see 2 Peter 2:4; Revelation 12:7-9; Jude 1:6).

    We see Jesus in His humanity, though pure & sinless, He was tempted of Satan (Matthew chapter 4). Jesus resisted Satan using God's Word against him. However, Satan was in the presence of God & His Word in Heaven, yet allowed the thought of grandeur to enter in & develop into sin (James 1:15) & finally a full blown wickedness that saw him banished from God's Presence & ever since, working against God to bring & keep humanity in his solid grip. But the Cross of Jesus brings us release from that grip - if we can only trust Jesus for it.
  • Charles m gosnell on Zephaniah 3:17
    This scripture could be applied to any Christian going through a trial of life. We are all rescued by our God who fights battles that we ourselves could not hope to win. We delight in singing praises to our God and yet he shows the same delight in expressing his love for his children by singing praises to them ! In the final summation God's final word to his people is love. It is in that great love that he will rest and his children forever.


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