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“I will destroy humanity and beast;
    I will destroy the birds of the sky
    and the fish of the sea,
    and the stumbling blocks[a] with the wicked.
And I will cut off humankind
    from the face of the earth”—a declaration of Yahweh.
“And I will stretch out my hand against Judah
    and against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And I will cut off from this place
    the remnant of Baal,
    and the name of idolatrous priests with the priests,[b]
and those who bow down on the rooftops
    to the host of heaven,
and those who bow down, swearing to Yahweh
    but also swearing by Milkom,[c]

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  1. Zephaniah 1:3 A reference to idols
  2. Zephaniah 1:4 The last phrase, “with the priests,” may be a later explanatory gloss
  3. Zephaniah 1:5 Or “their king”

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