Jan Mikael (8 Jan 2011)
"Shocking statement in - Zephaniah chpt. 1:1-18."
alarming message, read the whole chapter
and look again on verse 1-3.
Jesus redeem and save us Lord !
Darby English Bible
The word of Jehovah that came unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son
of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, in the days of
Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.
1:2 I will utterly take away everything from off the face of the ground, saith Jehovah:
I will take away man and beast; I will take away the fowl of the
heavens and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling-blocks with the
wicked, and I will cut off mankind from off the face of the ground,
1:4 And I will stretch forth my hand upon Judah,
and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the
remnant of Baal from this place, the name of the Chemarim with the
1:5 and them that bow down to the host of the heavens
upon the housetops; and them that bow down to Jehovah, that swear by
[him], and swear by Malcham;
1:6 and them that turn back from after Jehovah, and that do not seek Jehovah, nor inquire for him.
Be silent at the presence of the Lord Jehovah; for the day of Jehovah
is at hand; for Jehovah hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath hallowed his
1:8 And it shall come to pass in the day of Jehovah's
sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's sons, and all
such as are clothed with foreign apparel.
1:9 And in that day
will I punish all those that leap over the threshold, who fill their
master's house with violence and deceit.
1:10 And in that day,
saith Jehovah, there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish-gate,
and a howling from the second [quarter], and a great crashing from the
1:11 Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh; for all the people
of Canaan are cut down, all they that are laden with silver are cut off.
And it shall come to pass at that time, [that] I will search Jerusalem
with lamps, and punish the men that are settled on their lees, that say
in their heart, Jehovah will not do good, neither will he do evil.
And their wealth shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation;
and they shall build houses, and not inhabit them; and they shall plant
vineyards, and not drink the wine thereof.
1:14 The great day of
Jehovah is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly. The voice of the day
of Jehovah: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of ruin and
desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and gross
1:16 a day of the trumpet and alarm, against the fenced cities and against the high battlements.
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:
1:18 their silver and
their gold shall not be able to deliver them, in the day of Jehovah's
wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his
jealousy: for a full end, yea, a sudden [end], shall he make of all
them that dwell in the land.