King James Version 1611 - 1769





Zephaniah 1: 1-18

1  The word1697 of the LORD3068 which834 came1961 unto413 Zephaniah6846 the son1121 of Cushi,3570 the son1121 of Gedaliah,1436 the son1121 of Amariah,568 the son1121 of Hizkiah,2396 in the days3117 of Josiah2977 the son1121 of Amon,526 king4428 of Judah.3063

2  I will utterly consume622 5486 all3605 things from off4480 5921 6440 the land,127 saith5002 the LORD.3068

3  I will consume5486 man120 and beast;929 I will consume5486 the fowls5775 of the heaven,8064 and the fishes1709 of the sea,3220 and the stumblingblocks4384 with854 the wicked;7563 and I will cut off3772 853 man120 from off4480 5921 6440 the land,127 saith5002 the LORD.3068

4  I will also stretch out5186 mine hand3027 upon5921 Judah,3063 and upon5921 all3605 the inhabitants3427 of Jerusalem;3389 and I will cut off3772 853 the remnant7605 of Baal1168 from4480 this2088 place,4725 and 853 the name8034 of the Chemarims3649 with5973 the priests;3548

5  And them that worship7812 the host6635 of heaven8064 upon5921 the housetops;1406 and them that worship7812 and that swear7650 by the LORD,3068 and that swear7650 by Malcham;4445

6  And them that are turned back5472 from4480 310 the LORD;3068 and those that834 have not3808 sought1245 853 the LORD,3068 nor3808 inquired1875 for him.

7  Hold thy peace2013 at the presence4480 6440 of the Lord136 GOD:3069 for3588 the day3117 of the LORD3068 is at hand:7138 for3588 the LORD3068 hath prepared3559 a sacrifice,2077 he hath bid6942 his guests.7121

8  And it shall come to pass1961 in the day3117 of the LORD's3068 sacrifice,2077 that I will punish6485 5921 the princes,8269 and the king's4428 children,1121 and all3605 such as are clothed3847 with strange5237 apparel.4403

9  In the same1931 day3117 also will I punish6485 5921 all3605 those that leap1801 on5921 the threshold,4670 which fill4390 their masters'113 houses1004 with violence2555 and deceit.4820

10  And it shall come to pass1961 in that1931 day,3117 saith5002 the LORD,3068 that there shall be the noise6963 of a cry6818 from the fish1709 gate,4480 8179 and a howling3215 from4480 the second,4932 and a great1419 crashing7667 from the hills.4480 1389

11  Howl,3213 ye inhabitants3427 of Maktesh,4389 for3588 all3605 the merchant3667 people5971 are cut down;1820 all3605 they that bear5187 silver3701 are cut off.3772

12  And it shall come to pass1961 at that1931 time,6256 that I will search2664 853 Jerusalem3389 with candles,5216 and punish6485 5921 the men376 that are settled7087 on5921 their lees:8105 that say559 in their heart,3824 The LORD3068 will not3808 do good,3190 neither3808 will he do evil.7489

13  Therefore their goods2428 shall become1961 a booty,4933 and their houses1004 a desolation:8077 they shall also build1129 houses,1004 but not3808 inhabit3427 them; and they shall plant5193 vineyards,3754 but not3808 drink8354 853 the wine3196 thereof.

14  The great1419 day3117 of the LORD3068 is near,7138 it is near,7138 and hasteth4118 greatly,3966 even the voice6963 of the day3117 of the LORD:3068 the mighty man1368 shall cry6873 there8033 bitterly.4751

15  That1931 day3117 is a day3117 of wrath,5678 a day3117 of trouble6869 and distress,4691 a day3117 of wasteness7722 and desolation,4875 a day3117 of darkness2822 and gloominess,653 a day3117 of clouds6051 and thick darkness,6205

16  A day3117 of the trumpet7782 and alarm8643 against5921 the fenced1219 cities,5892 and against5921 the high1364 towers.6438

17  And I will bring distress6887 upon men,120 that they shall walk1980 like blind men,5787 because3588 they have sinned2398 against the LORD:3068 and their blood1818 shall be poured out8210 as dust,6083 and their flesh3894 as the dung.1561

18  Neither3808 1571 their silver3701 nor1571 their gold2091 shall be able3201 to deliver5337 them in the day3117 of the LORD's3068 wrath;5678 but the whole3605 land776 shall be devoured398 by the fire784 of his jealousy:7068 for3588 he shall make6213 even389 a speedy926 riddance3617 of854 all3605 them that dwell3427 in the land.776

Zephaniah 2: 1-15

1  Gather yourselves together,7197 yea, gather together,7197 O nation1471 not3808 desired;3700

2  Before2962 the decree2706 bring forth,3205 before the day3117 pass5674 as the chaff,4671 before2962 the fierce2740 anger639 of the LORD3068 come935 upon5921 you, before2962 the day3117 of the LORD's3068 anger639 come935 upon5921 you.

3  Seek1245 ye 853 the LORD,3068 all3605 ye meek6035 of the earth,776 which834 have wrought6466 his judgment;4941 seek1245 righteousness,6664 seek1245 meekness:6038 it may be194 ye shall be hid5641 in the day3117 of the LORD's3068 anger.639

4  For3588 Gaza5804 shall be1961 forsaken,5800 and Ashkelon831 a desolation:8077 they shall drive out1644 Ashdod795 at the noon day,6672 and Ekron6138 shall be rooted up.6131

5  Woe1945 unto the inhabitants3427 of the sea3220 coast,2256 the nation1471 of the Cherethites!3774 the word1697 of the LORD3068 is against5921 you; O Canaan,3667 the land776 of the Philistines,6430 I will even destroy6 thee, that there shall be no4480 369 inhabitant.3427

6  And the sea3220 coast2256 shall be1961 dwellings5116 and cottages3741 for shepherds,7462 and folds1448 for flocks.6629

7  And the coast2256 shall be1961 for the remnant7611 of the house1004 of Judah;3063 they shall feed7462 thereupon:5921 in the houses1004 of Ashkelon831 shall they lie down7257 in the evening:6153 for3588 the LORD3068 their God430 shall visit6485 them, and turn away7725 their captivity.7622

8  I have heard8085 the reproach2781 of Moab,4124 and the revilings1421 of the children1121 of Ammon,5983 whereby834 they have reproached2778 853 my people,5971 and magnified1431 themselves against5921 their border.1366

9  Therefore3651 as I589 live,2416 saith5002 the LORD3068 of hosts,6635 the God430 of Israel,3478 Surely3588 Moab4124 shall be1961 as Sodom,5467 and the children1121 of Ammon5983 as Gomorrah,6017 even the breeding4476 of nettles,2738 and saltpits,4417 4379 and a perpetual5704 5769 desolation:8077 the residue7611 of my people5971 shall spoil962 them, and the remnant3499 of my people1471 shall possess5157 them.

10  This2063 shall they have for8478 their pride,1347 because3588 they have reproached2778 and magnified1431 themselves against5921 the people5971 of the LORD3068 of hosts.6635

11  The LORD3068 will be terrible3372 unto5921 them: for3588 he will famish7329 853 all3605 the gods430 of the earth;776 and men shall worship7812 him, every one376 from his place,4480 4725 even all3605 the isles339 of the heathen.1471

12  Ye859 Ethiopians3569 also,1571 ye1992 shall be slain2491 by my sword.2719

13  And he will stretch out5186 his hand3027 against5921 the north,6828 and destroy6 853 Assyria;804 and will make7760 853 Nineveh5210 a desolation,8077 and dry6723 like a wilderness.4057

14  And flocks5739 shall lie down7257 in the midst8432 of her, all3605 the beasts2416 of the nations:1471 both1571 the cormorant6893 and1571 the bittern7090 shall lodge3885 in the upper lintels3730 of it; their voice6963 shall sing7891 in the windows;2474 desolation2721 shall be in the thresholds:5592 for3588 he shall uncover6168 the cedar work.731

15  This2063 is the rejoicing5947 city5892 that dwelt3427 carelessly,983 that said559 in her heart,3824 I589 am, and there is none657 beside5750 me: how349 is she become1961 a desolation,8047 a place for beasts2416 to lie down4769 in! every one3605 that passeth5674 by5921 her shall hiss,8319 and wag5128 his hand.3027

Zephaniah 3: 1-20

1  Woe1945 to her that is filthy4784 and polluted,1351 to the oppressing3238 city!5892

2  She obeyed8085 not3808 the voice;6963 she received3947 not3808 correction;4148 she trusted982 not3808 in the LORD;3068 she drew not near7126 3808 to413 her God.430

3  Her princes8269 within7130 her are roaring7580 lions;738 her judges8199 are evening6153 wolves;2061 they gnaw not the bones1633 3808 till the morrow.1242

4  Her prophets5030 are light6348 and treacherous900 persons:376 her priests3548 have polluted2490 the sanctuary,6944 they have done violence2554 to the law.8451

5  The just6662 LORD3068 is in the midst7130 thereof; he will not3808 do6213 iniquity:5766 every morning1242 1242 doth he bring5414 his judgment4941 to light,216 he faileth5737 not;3808 but the unjust5767 knoweth3045 no3808 shame.1322

6  I have cut off3772 the nations:1471 their towers6438 are desolate;8074 I made their streets waste,2717 2351 that none4480 1097 passeth by:5674 their cities5892 are destroyed,6658 so that there is no4480 1097 man,376 that there is none4480 369 inhabitant.3427

7  I said,559 Surely389 thou wilt fear3372 me, thou wilt receive3947 instruction;4148 so their dwelling4583 should not3808 be cut off,3772 howsoever3605 834 I punished6485 5921 them: but403 they rose early,7925 and corrupted7843 all3605 their doings.5949

8  Therefore3651 wait2442 ye upon me, saith5002 the LORD,3068 until the day3117 that I rise up6965 to the prey:5706 for3588 my determination4941 is to gather622 the nations,1471 that I may assemble6908 the kingdoms,4467 to pour8210 upon5921 them mine indignation,2195 even all3605 my fierce2740 anger:639 for3588 all3605 the earth776 shall be devoured398 with the fire784 of my jealousy.7068

9  For3588 then227 will I turn2015 to413 the people5971 a pure1305 language,8193 that they may all3605 call7121 upon the name8034 of the LORD,3068 to serve5647 him with one259 consent.7926

10  From beyond4480 5676 the rivers5104 of Ethiopia3568 my suppliants,6282 even the daughter1323 of my dispersed,6327 shall bring2986 mine offering.4503

11  In that1931 day3117 shalt thou not3808 be ashamed954 for all4480 3605 thy doings,5949 wherein834 thou hast transgressed6586 against me: for3588 then227 I will take away5493 out of the midst4480 7130 of thee them that rejoice5947 in thy pride,1346 and thou shalt no3808 more3254 5750 be haughty1361 because of my holy6944 mountain.2022

12  I will also leave7604 in the midst7130 of thee an afflicted6041 and poor1800 people,5971 and they shall trust2620 in the name8034 of the LORD.3068

13  The remnant7611 of Israel3478 shall not3808 do6213 iniquity,5766 nor3808 speak1696 lies;3577 neither3808 shall a deceitful8649 tongue3956 be found4672 in their mouth:6310 for3588 they1992 shall feed7462 and lie down,7257 and none369 shall make them afraid.2729

14  Sing,7442 O daughter1323 of Zion;6726 shout,7321 O Israel;3478 be glad8055 and rejoice5937 with all3605 the heart,3820 O daughter1323 of Jerusalem.3389

15  The LORD3068 hath taken away5493 thy judgments,4941 he hath cast out6437 thine enemy:341 the king4428 of Israel,3478 even the LORD,3068 is in the midst7130 of thee: thou shalt not3808 see7200 evil7451 any more.5750

16  In that1931 day3117 it shall be said559 to Jerusalem,3389 Fear3372 thou not:408 and to Zion,6726 Let not408 thine hands3027 be slack.7503

17  The LORD3068 thy God430 in the midst7130 of thee is mighty;1368 he will save,3467 he will rejoice7797 over5921 thee with joy;8057 he will rest2790 in his love,160 he will joy1523 over5921 thee with singing.7440

18  I will gather622 them that are sorrowful3013 for the solemn assembly,4480 4150 who are1961 of4480 thee, to whom the reproach2781 of5921 it was a burden.4864

19  Behold,2009 at that1931 time6256 I will undo6213 853 all3605 that afflict6031 thee: and I will save3467 853 her that halteth,6760 and gather6908 her that was driven out;5080 and I will get7760 them praise8416 and fame8034 in every3605 land776 where they have been put to shame.1322

20  At that1931 time6256 will I bring935 you again, even in the time6256 that I gather6908 you: for3588 I will make5414 you a name8034 and a praise8416 among all3605 people5971 of the earth,776 when I turn back7725 853 your captivity7622 before your eyes,5869 saith559 the LORD.3068


À Christ seul soit la Gloire


Source; - jean leDuc