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Then I will change people from other nations so that they can speak the language clearly and call out the name of the Lord. They will all worship me together, shoulder to shoulder, as one people. 10 People will come all the way from the other side of the river in Ethiopia. My scattered people will come to me. My worshipers will come and bring their gifts to me.

11 “Then, Jerusalem, you will no longer be ashamed of the wrong things your people do against me. That is because I will remove all the bad people from Jerusalem. I will take away all the proud people. There will not be any of them on my holy mountain.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 3:11 holy mountain Mount Zion, one of the mountains Jerusalem was built on.

Restoration of Israel’s Remnant

“Then I will purify the lips of the peoples,
    that all of them may call(A) on the name of the Lord(B)
    and serve(C) him shoulder to shoulder.
10 From beyond the rivers of Cush[a](D)
    my worshipers, my scattered people,
    will bring me offerings.(E)
11 On that day you, Jerusalem, will not be put to shame(F)
    for all the wrongs you have done to me,(G)
because I will remove from you
    your arrogant boasters.(H)
Never again will you be haughty
    on my holy hill.(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 3:10 That is, the upper Nile region

For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent.

10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.

11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.

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