Zephaniah 2


2:1 Assemble yourselves, yes, assemble, O nation not desired;
2:2 Before the decree bringeth forth, [before] the day passeth
 as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD cometh upon
 you, before the day of the LORD'S anger cometh upon you.
2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, who have
 performed his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it
 may be ye will be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.
2:4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they
 shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be
 rooted up.
2:5 Woe to the inhabitants of the sea coasts, the nation of the
 Cherethites! the word of the LORD [is] against you; O Canaan,
 the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that
 there shall be no inhabitant.
2:6 And the sea coast shall be dwellings [and] cottages for
 shepherds, and folds for flocks.
2:7 And the coasts shall be for the remnant of the house of
 Judah; they shall feed upon them: in the houses of Ashkelon
 shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God will
 visit them, and turn away their captivity.
2:8 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the
 children of Ammon, by which they have reproached my people, and
 magnified [themselves] against their border.
2:9 Therefore [as] I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of
 Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of
 Ammon as Gomorrah, [even] the breeding of nettles, and
 salt-pits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people
 shall lay them waste, and the remnant of my people shall
 possess them.
2:10 This shall they have for their pride, because they have
 reproached and magnified [themselves] against the people of the
 LORD of hosts.
2:11 The LORD [will be] terrible to them: for he will famish all
 the gods of the earth; and [men] shall worship him, every one
 from his place, [even] all the isles of the heathen.
2:12 Ye Cushites also, ye [shall be] slain by my sword.
2:13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and
 destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, [and] dry
 like a wilderness.
2:14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the
 beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall
 lodge in the upper lintels of it; [their] voice shall sing in
 the windows; desolation [shall be] in the threshholds: for he
 shall uncover the cedar work.
2:15 This [is] the rejoicing city that dwelt in security, that
 said in her heart, I [am], and [there is] none besides me: how
 is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in!
 every one that passeth by her shall hiss, [and] wag his hand.
 
 

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