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11 The Lord will terrify them. He will reduce the gods of the earth to nothing, and then every nation will worship him, each in its own land.

12 (A)The Lord will also put the people of Ethiopia[a] to death.

13 (B)The Lord will use his power to destroy Assyria. He will make the city of Nineveh a deserted ruin, a waterless desert.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 2:12 Hebrew Cush: Cush is the ancient name of the extensive territory south of the First Cataract of the Nile River. This region was called Ethiopia in Graeco-Roman times, and included within its borders most of modern Sudan and some of present-day Ethiopia (Abyssinia).

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