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12 At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps,
    and I will punish the people
who rest complacently[a] on their dregs,
    those who say in their hearts,
“The Lord will not do good,
    nor will he do harm.”
13 Their wealth shall be plundered,
    and their houses laid waste.
Though they build houses,
    they shall not inhabit them;
though they plant vineyards,
    they shall not drink wine from them.

The Great Day of the Lord

14 The great day of the Lord is near,
    near and hastening fast;
the sound of the day of the Lord is bitter,
    the warrior cries aloud there.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 1:12 Heb who thicken

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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