Zephaniah warns of the punishment of Judah
Zeph 2:1-3 Zephaniah urges the people of Judah to repent before it's too late.
Zeph 2:4-15 Zephaniah predicts the downfall of the nations surrounding Judah – Philistia, Moab and Ammon, Cush (Sudan) and Assyria.
Zeph 3:1-5 Zephaniah decries the corruption found in Jerusalem. “Its prophets are proud; they are people who cannot be trusted. Its priests don't respect holy things; they break God's teachings.” (Zephaniah 3:3-4)
Mount Zion from the Mount of Olives (Berthold Werner)
Zeph 3:6-13 But the LORD promises to change everything. “I will remove from this city those who like to boast; there will never be any more proud people on my holy mountain in Jerusalem (Mount Zion). But I will leave in the city the humble and those who are not proud, and they will trust in the LORD.” (Zephaniah 3:11-12)
Zeph 3:14-20 The book closes with a song of joy. “Sing, Jerusalem. Israel shout for joy! Jerusalem, be happy and rejoice with all your heart … The LORD your God is with you; the mighty One will save you. He will rejoice over you. You will rest in his love; he will sing and be joyful about you.” (Zephaniah 3:14-17)
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