630BC – The Prophet Zephaniah

Zephaniah warned that the day of the Lord would bring judgement on Judah and Jerusalem and called the Jews to return to God.

Background Reading:

For the choir director:
On my stringed instruments.

The Imminent Destruction of Judah

1:1 This message from the LORD came to Cushi’s son Zephaniah, the grandson of Gedaliah and great-grandson of Hezekiah’s son Amariah, during the reign of Amon’s son Josiah, king of Judah:

2 “I’ll utterly sweep away everything from the land,”

declares the LORD.

3 “I’ll consume both human beings and animals—

I’ll consume the birds of the sky,

the fish in the sea,

and the wicked along with their sin,

when I eliminate human beings from the land,”

declares the LORD.

4 “I will also stretch out my hand against Judah,

and upon all inhabitants of Jerusalem.

I’ll wipe out every trace of Baal from this place,

and the name of the pagan priests ,

along with my own priests.

5 I’ll wipe out those who worship the stars

that they view from their housetops,

those who bow down and swear to the LORD

and who also swear by Milcom,

6 those who turn away from the LORD,

don’t seek the LORD,

and never ask for his help.”
Zephaniah 1:1-6

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