“I will sweep away both man and beast;(A)
    I will sweep away the birds in the sky(B)
    and the fish in the sea—
    and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble.”[a]

“When I destroy all mankind
    on the face of the earth,”(C)
declares the Lord,(D)
“I will stretch out my hand(E) against Judah
    and against all who live in Jerusalem.
I will destroy every remnant of Baal worship in this place,(F)
    the very names of the idolatrous priests(G)
those who bow down on the roofs
    to worship the starry host,(H)
those who bow down and swear by the Lord
    and who also swear by Molek,[b](I)

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 1:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
  2. Zephaniah 1:5 Hebrew Malkam

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