Zephaniah 3:3

“Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Her princes within her are roaring lyons; her Iudges are euening wolues, they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.


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