16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not, O Zion, let not thine hands be faint.

17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty: he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy: he will quiet himself in [a]his love: he will rejoice over thee with joy.

18 After a certain time will I gather the afflicted that were of thee, and them that bare the reproach for [b]it.

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  1. Zephaniah 3:17 Signifying, that God delighteth to show his love and great affection toward his Church.
  2. Zephaniah 3:18 That is, them that were had in hatred and reviled for the Church, and because of their religion.

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