Zephaniah 3:9

“For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For then will I turne to the people a pure language, that they may all call vpon the Name of the Lord, to serue him with one consent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For then I will give to the peoples purified lips, That all of them may call on the name of the LORD, To serve Him shoulder to shoulder.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For then will I turn to the peoples of a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For then I will give the people a clean language, so that they may all make prayer to the Lord and be his servants with one mind.
- Basic English Bible

For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent.
- Darby Bible

For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.
- Webster's Bible

For then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that they may all call on the name of Yahweh, to serve him shoulder to shoulder.
- World English Bible

For then do I turn unto peoples a pure lip, To call all of them by the name of Jehovah, To serve Him [with] one shoulder.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consent.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zephaniah 3:9


3:9 A pure language - I will give them a pure way of worshipping me, the issue of a pure heart.


Discussion for Zephaniah 3

  • 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.
  • Bella
    Verse 16 reminds us that we should not become afraid and discouraged, when we have problems. Our loving Father, Jehovah, invites us to throw all our anxiety on him
  • 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 !
  • Nina edmond
    Very enlightened, truth I always knew we were part of Israel. HALLELUJAH! Nina.

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