Zephaniah Chapter 3 צְפַנְיָה

Zephaniah Chapter 3 צְפַנְיָה

א  הוֹי מֹרְאָה, וְנִגְאָלָה–הָעִיר, הַיּוֹנָה. 1 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!
ב  לֹא שָׁמְעָה בְּקוֹל, לֹא לָקְחָה מוּסָר; בַּיהוָה לֹא בָטָחָה, אֶל-אֱלֹהֶיהָ לֹא קָרֵבָה. 2 She hearkened not to the voice, she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD, she drew not near to her God.
ג  שָׂרֶיהָ בְקִרְבָּהּ, אֲרָיוֹת שֹׁאֲגִים; שֹׁפְטֶיהָ זְאֵבֵי עֶרֶב, לֹא גָרְמוּ לַבֹּקֶר. 3 Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are wolves of the desert, they leave not a bone for the morrow.
ד  נְבִיאֶיהָ, פֹּחֲזִים, אַנְשֵׁי, בֹּגְדוֹת; כֹּהֲנֶיהָ, חִלְּלוּ-קֹדֶשׁ, חָמְסוּ, תּוֹרָה. 4 Her prophets are wanton and treacherous persons; her priests have profaned that which is holy, they have done violence to the law.
ה  יְהוָה צַדִּיק בְּקִרְבָּהּ, לֹא יַעֲשֶׂה עַוְלָה; בַּבֹּקֶר בַּבֹּקֶר מִשְׁפָּטוֹ יִתֵּן לָאוֹר, לֹא נֶעְדָּר, וְלֹא-יוֹדֵעַ עַוָּל, בֹּשֶׁת. 5 The LORD who is righteous is in the midst of her, He will not do unrighteousness; every morning doth He bring His right to light, it faileth not; but the unrighteous knoweth no shame.
ו  הִכְרַתִּי גוֹיִם, נָשַׁמּוּ פִּנּוֹתָם–הֶחֱרַבְתִּי חוּצוֹתָם, מִבְּלִי עוֹבֵר; נִצְדּוּ עָרֵיהֶם מִבְּלִי-אִישׁ, מֵאֵין יוֹשֵׁב. 6 I have cut off nations, their corners are desolate; I have made their streets waste, so that none passeth by; their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, so that there is no inhabitant.
ז  אָמַרְתִּי אַךְ-תִּירְאִי אוֹתִי, תִּקְחִי מוּסָר, וְלֹא-יִכָּרֵת מְעוֹנָהּ, כֹּל אֲשֶׁר-פָּקַדְתִּי עָלֶיהָ; אָכֵן הִשְׁכִּימוּ הִשְׁחִיתוּ, כֹּל עֲלִילוֹתָם. 7 I said: ‘Surely thou wilt fear Me, thou wilt receive correction; so her dwelling shall not be cut off, despite all that I have visited upon her’; but they betimes corrupted all their doings.
ח  לָכֵן חַכּוּ-לִי נְאֻם-יְהוָה, לְיוֹם קוּמִי לְעַד:  כִּי מִשְׁפָּטִי לֶאֱסֹף גּוֹיִם לְקָבְצִי מַמְלָכוֹת, לִשְׁפֹּךְ עֲלֵיהֶם זַעְמִי כֹּל חֲרוֹן אַפִּי–כִּי בְּאֵשׁ קִנְאָתִי, תֵּאָכֵל כָּל-הָאָרֶץ. 8 Therefore wait ye for Me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for My determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them Mine indignation, even all My fierce anger; for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of My jealousy.
ט  כִּי-אָז אֶהְפֹּךְ אֶל-עַמִּים, שָׂפָה בְרוּרָה, לִקְרֹא כֻלָּם בְּשֵׁם יְהוָה, לְעָבְדוֹ שְׁכֶם אֶחָד. 9 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.
י  מֵעֵבֶר, לְנַהֲרֵי-כוּשׁ–עֲתָרַי, בַּת-פּוּצַי, יוֹבִלוּן, מִנְחָתִי. 10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia shall they bring My suppliants, even the daughter of My dispersed, as Mine offering.
יא  בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, לֹא תֵבוֹשִׁי מִכֹּל עֲלִילֹתַיִךְ, אֲשֶׁר פָּשַׁעַתְּ, בִּי:  כִּי-אָז אָסִיר מִקִּרְבֵּךְ, עַלִּיזֵי גַּאֲוָתֵךְ, וְלֹא-תוֹסִפִי לְגָבְהָה עוֹד, בְּהַר קָדְשִׁי. 11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against Me; for then I will take away out of the midst of thee thy proudly exulting ones, and thou shalt no more be haughty in My holy mountain.
יב  וְהִשְׁאַרְתִּי בְקִרְבֵּךְ, עַם עָנִי וָדָל; וְחָסוּ, בְּשֵׁם יְהוָה. 12 And I will leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall take refuge in the name of the LORD.
יג  שְׁאֵרִית יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא-יַעֲשׂוּ עַוְלָה, וְלֹא-יְדַבְּרוּ כָזָב, וְלֹא-יִמָּצֵא בְּפִיהֶם, לְשׁוֹן תַּרְמִית:  כִּי-הֵמָּה יִרְעוּ וְרָבְצוּ, וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד.  {פ} 13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies, neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth; for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid. {P}
יד  רָנִּי, בַּת-צִיּוֹן–הָרִיעוּ, יִשְׂרָאֵל; שִׂמְחִי וְעָלְזִי בְּכָל-לֵב, בַּת יְרוּשָׁלִָם. 14 Sing, O daughter of Zion, shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
טו  הֵסִיר יְהוָה מִשְׁפָּטַיִךְ, פִּנָּה אֹיְבֵךְ; מֶלֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה בְּקִרְבֵּךְ, לֹא-תִירְאִי רָע עוֹד.  {פ} 15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, He hath cast out thine enemy; The King of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee; thou shalt not fear evil any more. {P}
טז  בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יֵאָמֵר לִירוּשָׁלִַם אַל-תִּירָאִי:  צִיּוֹן, אַל-יִרְפּוּ יָדָיִךְ. 16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: ‘Fear thou not; O Zion, let not thy hands be slack.
יז  יְהוָה אֱלֹהַיִךְ בְּקִרְבֵּךְ, גִּבּוֹר יוֹשִׁיעַ; יָשִׂישׂ עָלַיִךְ בְּשִׂמְחָה, יַחֲרִישׁ בְּאַהֲבָתוֹ–יָגִיל עָלַיִךְ, בְּרִנָּה. 17 The LORD thy God is in the midst of thee, a Mighty One who will save; He will rejoice over thee with joy, He will be silent in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.’
יח  נוּגֵי מִמּוֹעֵד אָסַפְתִּי, מִמֵּךְ הָיוּ–מַשְׂאֵת עָלֶיהָ, חֶרְפָּה. 18 I will gather them that are far from the appointed season, who are of thee, that hast borne the burden of reproach.
יט  הִנְנִי עֹשֶׂה אֶת-כָּל-מְעַנַּיִךְ, בָּעֵת הַהִיא; וְהוֹשַׁעְתִּי אֶת-הַצֹּלֵעָה, וְהַנִּדָּחָה אֲקַבֵּץ, וְשַׂמְתִּים לִתְהִלָּה וּלְשֵׁם, בְּכָל-הָאָרֶץ בָּשְׁתָּם. 19 Behold, at that time I will deal with all them that afflict thee; and I will save her that is lame, and gather her that was driven away; and I will make them to be a praise and a name, whose shame hath been in all the earth.
כ  בָּעֵת הַהִיא אָבִיא אֶתְכֶם, וּבָעֵת קַבְּצִי אֶתְכֶם:  כִּי-אֶתֵּן אֶתְכֶם לְשֵׁם וְלִתְהִלָּה, בְּכֹל עַמֵּי הָאָרֶץ, בְּשׁוּבִי אֶת-שְׁבוּתֵיכֶם לְעֵינֵיכֶם, אָמַר יְהוָה.  {ש} 20 At that time will I bring you in, and at that time will I gather you; for I will make you to be a name and a praise among all the peoples of the earth, when I turn your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD. {P}

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