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Sunday, 14th August 2022 --- 8 Misra 1738



Zephaniah 1 : 2 - 12

Chapter 1

2"I will utterly consume everything From the face of the land," Says the LORD;
3"I will consume man and beast; I will consume the birds of the heavens, The fish of the sea, And the stumbling blocks along with the wicked. I will cut off man from the face of the land," Says the LORD.
4"I will stretch out My hand against Judah, And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, The names of the idolatrous priests with the pagan priests--
5Those who worship the host of heaven on the housetops; Those who worship and swear oaths by the LORD, But who also swear by Milcom;
6Those who have turned back from following the LORD, And have not sought the LORD, nor inquired of Him."
7Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD; For the day of the LORD is at hand, For the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; He has invited His guests.
8"And it shall be, In the day of the LORD's sacrifice, That I will punish the princes and the king's children, And all such as are clothed with foreign apparel.
9In the same day I will punish All those who leap over the threshold, Who fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.
10"And there shall be on that day," says the LORD, "The sound of a mournful cry from the Fish Gate, A wailing from the Second Quarter, And a loud crashing from the hills.
11Wail, you inhabitants of Maktesh! For all the merchant people are cut down; All those who handle money are cut off.
12"And it shall come to pass at that time That I will search Jerusalem with lamps, And punish the men Who are settled in complacency, Who say in their heart, "The LORD will not do good, Nor will He do evil.'





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