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Zephaniah 1:14

Context
NETBible

The Lord’s great day of judgment 1  is almost here; it is approaching very rapidly! There will be a bitter sound on the Lord’s day of judgment; at that time warriors will cry out in battle. 2 

XREF

Isa 15:4; Isa 22:4,5; Isa 33:7; Isa 66:6; Jer 25:36; Jer 30:7; Jer 48:41; Eze 7:6,7,12; Eze 12:23; Eze 30:3; Joe 2:1,11,31; Joe 2:11; Joe 3:16; Am 8:2; Zep 1:7; Zep 1:10; Mal 4:5; Ac 2:20; Php 4:5; 1Th 4:16; Heb 12:26; Jas 5:9; 2Pe 2:3; Re 6:15-17; Re 6:17

NET © Notes

tn Heb “The great day of the Lord.” The words “of judgment” are supplied in the translation here and later in this verse for clarity. See the note on the expression “day of judgment” in v. 7.

tn Heb “the sound of the day of the Lord, bitter [is] one crying out there, a warrior.” The present translation does four things: (1) It takes מַר (mar, “bitter”) with what precedes (contrary to the accentuation of the MT). (2) It understands the participle צָרַח (tsarakh, “cry out in battle”) as verbal with “warrior” as its subject. (3) It takes שָׁם (sham, “there”) in a temporal sense, meaning “then, at that time.” (4) It understands “warrior” as collective.



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