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Indeed, then I will return my people to a pure language[a]
    so that they all may call upon the name of the Lord,
        serving him with a united will.[b]

10 “From beyond the rivers of Sudan[c] my worshipers[d]
    including my dispersed people—
        will present offerings to me.
11 When this happens,[e] you will not be ashamed of your actions
    by which you sinned against me,
because I will remove from among you those who revel in pride.
    Arrogance will have no place in my holy mountain.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 3:9 Or to pure lips
  2. Zephaniah 3:9 Lit. shoulder
  3. Zephaniah 3:10 Or Ethiopia; Lit. Cush
  4. Zephaniah 3:10 Lit. incense burners
  5. Zephaniah 3:11 Lit. On that day

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

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