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12 “And it shall come to pass at that time
That I will search Jerusalem with lamps,
And punish the men
Who are (A)settled[a] in complacency,
(B)Who say in their heart,
‘The Lord will not do good,
Nor will He do evil.’
13 Therefore their goods shall become booty,
And their houses a desolation;
They shall build houses, but not inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards, but (C)not drink their wine.”

14 (D)The great day of the Lord is near;
It is near and hastens quickly.
The noise of the day of the Lord is bitter;
There the mighty men shall cry out.

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  1. Zephaniah 1:12 Lit. on their lees; like the dregs of wine

12 At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps
    and punish those who are complacent,(A)
    who are like wine left on its dregs,(B)
who think, ‘The Lord will do nothing,(C)
    either good or bad.’(D)
13 Their wealth will be plundered,(E)
    their houses demolished.
Though they build houses,
    they will not live in them;
though they plant vineyards,
    they will not drink the wine.”(F)

14 The great day of the Lord(G) is near(H)
    near and coming quickly.
The cry on the day of the Lord is bitter;
    the Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry.

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