Introduction 1 This is the prophetic message that the Lord gave to Zephaniah son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah. Zephaniah delivered this message during the reign of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah: The Lord’s Day of Judgment is Approaching 2 “I will destroy everything from the face […]
Zephaniah excites to repentance, foretells the destruction of the enemies of the Jews, and comforts the pious among them with promises of future blessings, the restoration of their nation, and the prosperity of the church in the latter days.
The Prophet Warns the People 1 Bunch yourselves together like straw, you undesirable nation,2 before God’s decree becomes reality and the day of opportunity disappears like windblown chaff,before the Lord’s raging anger overtakes you –before the day of the Lord’s angry judgment overtakes you!3 Seek the Lord’s favour, all you humble people of the land […]
Jerusalem is Corrupt 1 The filthy, stained city is as good as dead;the city filled with oppressors is finished!2 She is disobedient;she refuses correction.She does not trust the Lord;she does not seek the advice of her God.3 Her princes are as fierce as roaring lions;her rulers are as hungry as wolves in the desert,who completely […]