Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Zephaniah 3:7


I thought, 1  ‘Certainly you will respect 2  me! Now you will accept correction!’ If she had done so, her home 3  would not be destroyed 4  by all the punishments I have threatened. 5  But they eagerly sinned in everything they did. 6 


Ge 6:12; De 4:16; 2Ch 28:6-8; 2Ch 32:1,2; 2Ch 33:11; 2Ch 36:3-10; Isa 5:4; Isa 63:8; Jer 7:7; Jer 8:6; Jer 17:25-27; Jer 25:5; Jer 36:3; Jer 38:17; Ho 9:9; Mic 2:1,2; Zep 3:2; Lu 19:42-44; 2Pe 3:9

NET © Notes

tn Heb “said.”

tn Or “fear.” The second person verb form (“you will respect”) is feminine singular, indicating that personified Jerusalem is addressed.

sn God’s judgment of the nations (v. 6) was an object lesson for Israel’s benefit.

tn Or “dwelling place.”

tn Heb “cut off.”

tn Heb “all which I have punished her.” The precise meaning of this statement and its relationship to what precedes are unclear.

tn Heb “But they got up early, they made corrupt all their actions.” The phrase “they got up early” probably refers to their eagerness to engage in sinful activities.

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