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Zephaniah Chapter 2

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An exhortation to repentance


2:1 Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, O nation without desire;
2:2 Before the
decree is born, the day will pass like the chaff, before the burning anger of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
comes on you, yet not before the day of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
‘s anger comes on you.
2:3 Ya’ll seek YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, the humble of the earth who have worked His judgment; seek righteousness, seek humility: Maybe ya’ll will be hidden in the day of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
‘s anger.

Judgements on various nations


2:4 Because Gaza will be forsaken, and Ashkelon a wasteland: They will drive out Ashdod at midday, and Ekron will be uprooted.
2:5 Woe to the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will destroy you so that [there] not will be any inhabitant.
2:6 And the sea coast will be pastures and meadows of shepherds, and folds for flocks.
2:7 And the coast will be a portion for the remainder of the house of Judah; on which they will graze: In the houses of Ashkelon will they lie down in the evening: for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
their Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
will visit them, and return their captivity.
2:8 I have heard the ridicule of Moab מוֹאָב‎
Transliteration:mô’āḇ Pronunciation:mo-awb Moab = “of his father” Son of Lot and his oldest daughter click here also the land of Moab’s descendants
, and the curses of the sons of Ammonעַמּוֹן‎
Transliteration: ʿammôn Pronunciation: am-mone’ Ammon = “tribal” From Ben-ammi son of Lot and his youngest daughter click here Referring to the Ammonites (or sons of Ammon) the people living in Transjordan
, [with] which they have cursed my people, and expanded [their territory] along their border.
2:9 So as I live, says YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
of hosts, the El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
of Israel, Surely Moabמוֹאָב‎
Transliteration:mô’āḇ Pronunciation:mo-awb Moab = “of his father” Son of Lot and his oldest daughter click here also the land of his descendants
will be like Sodom, and the sons of Ammonעַמּוֹן‎
Transliteration:ʿammôn Pronunciation:am-mone’ Ammon = “tribal” From Ben-ammi son of Lot and his youngest daughter click here Referring to the Ammonites (or sons of Ammon) the people living in Transjordan
like Gomorrah, a rustling nettles, a salt mine, and a forever a wasteland: the remainder of My people will plunder them, and the rest of My people will inherit them.
2:10 They will have in place of their pride, because they have cursed and boasted over the people of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
of hosts.
2:11 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
[will be] frightening to them: for He will make all the gods of the earth feeble; and men will worship Him, each man from his place, all the islands of the nations.
2:12 Ya’ll too, O Ethiopians, ya’ll [will] be killed by My sword.
2:13 And He will stretch out His hand towards the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a wasteland, and dry like the desert.
2:14 And flocks will lie down in the middle of it, all the animals of the nations: both the owls and the hedgehog will lodge in the capitals of its pillars; [their] voice will sing out in the window; desolation will be in the door way; for He will remove the cedar work.
2:15 This is the triumphant city that lives in security, that said in her heart, I [am], and there is no [other]: How did it become a desolation, a resting place for animals! Everyone that passes by her will whistle, and wave his hand.

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