I will sweep away man and animal;(A)
I will sweep away the birds of the sky
and the fish of the sea,
and the ruins[a] along with the wicked.(B)
I will cut off mankind
from the face of the earth.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

I will stretch out My hand(C) against Judah
and against all the residents of Jerusalem.
I will cut off every vestige of Baal(D)
from this place,
the names of the pagan priests(E)
along with the priests;
those who bow in worship on the rooftops(F)
to the heavenly host;
those who bow and pledge loyalty to the Lord(G)
but also pledge loyalty to Milcom;[b](H)

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 1:3 Perhaps objects connected with idolatry
  2. Zephaniah 1:5 Some LXX mss, Syr, Vg; MT, other LXX mss read their king

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