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11 They will be filled with fear because of the Lord. He will destroy all the gods of the earth. All the nations beside the sea will worship Him, every one in his own land. 12 “You also, O Ethiopians, will be killed by My sword.” 13 He will put out His hand against the north and destroy Assyria. And He will destroy Nineveh, making it a waste land like the desert.

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11 The Lord will be awesome(A) to them
    when he destroys all the gods(B) of the earth.(C)
Distant nations will bow down to him,(D)
    all of them in their own lands.

Cush

12 “You Cushites,[a](E) too,
    will be slain by my sword.(F)

Assyria

13 He will stretch out his hand against the north
    and destroy Assyria,(G)
leaving Nineveh(H) utterly desolate
    and dry as the desert.(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 2:12 That is, people from the upper Nile region

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