The Complete Bible: An American Translation

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THE BOOK OF ZEPHANIAH

THE SUPERSCRIPTION

THE word of the LORD which1 came to Zephaniah, the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah, the son of Amon, king of Judah.


A DAY OF DOOM UPON THE WORLD, 1: 2-6

"I will utterly sweep away everything2 From upon the face of the ground," is the oracle of the LORD. "I will sweep away man and beast;3 I will sweep away the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea. And I will cause the wicked to stumble, And I will cut off mankind from off the face of the ground," Is the oracle of the LORD; "And I will stretch out my hand against4 Judah, And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And from this place I will cut off the Baal to the last remnant; The name of the priestlings, along with the priests; And those who prostrate themselves5 upon the roofs To the host of the heavens; And those who prostrate themselves before the LORD And swear by Milcom; And those who have withdrawn from6 following the LORD, And those who have not sought the LORD, Nor inquired after him."


THE TERRORS OF THE DAY
OF THE LORD, 1:7-18

Silence before the Lord GOD,7 For the day of the LORD is near at hand! For the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; He has sanctified his guests! It shall come to pass on the day of the 8 LORD'S sacrifice, That I will punish the princes and the king's sons, And everyone that clothes himself in foreign garments. And I will punish everyone that leaps 9 over the threshold on that day, Those filling their master's house with violence and deceit. "It shall come to pass on that day," is 10 the oracle of the LORD, "That there will be the sound of a cry from the Fish-Gate, And a wail from the New Town; And there will be a great crash from the hills. Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar! 11 For all the people of Canaan shall be ruined; All who weigh out silver shall be cut off. "At that time I will search Jerusalem12 with lamps, And will punish those who are at ease, Thickened upon their lees, who say to themselves, 'The LORD does neither good nor bad.' And their property shall become a 13 ruin, And their houses a desolation. And they shall build houses, but not inhabit them; And plant vineyards, but not drink their wine." Near at hand is the great day of the 14 LORD; Near and speeding fast! Near at hand is the bitter day of the LORD, On which the warrior will cry in terror! A day of wrath is that day; 15 A day of trouble and distress, A day of desolation and waste, A day of darkness and gloom, A day of cloud and thundercloud; A day of the trumpet and battle-cry, 16

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The Complete Bible: An American Translation
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Table of Contents vii
  • The Old Testament - An American Translation xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Publisher's Note xvi
  • Part I - The Pentateuch *
  • The Book of Genesis 1
  • The Book of Exodus 51
  • The Book of Leviticus 90
  • The Book of Numbers 118
  • The Book of Deuteronomy 158
  • Part II - The Historical Books 193
  • The Book of Joshua 195
  • The Book of Judges 218
  • The Book of Ruth 243
  • The First Book of Samuel 247
  • The Second Book of Samuel 281
  • The First Book of Kings 310
  • The Second Book of Kings 342
  • The First Book of Chronicles 373
  • The Second Book of Chronicles 400
  • The Book of Ezra 434
  • The Book of Nehemiah 444
  • The Book of Esther 458
  • Part III - The Poetical Books 467
  • The Book of Job 469
  • The Psalms 500
  • The Book of Proverbs 581
  • The Book of Ecclesiastes 611
  • The Song of Songs 619
  • Part IV - The Books of the Prophets 625
  • The Book of Isaiah 627
  • The Book of Jeremiah 690
  • The Book of Lamentations 753
  • The Book of Ezekiel 761
  • The Book of Daniel 810
  • The Book of Hosea 826
  • The Book of Joel 836
  • The Book of Amos 840
  • The Book of Obadiah 848
  • The Book of Jonah 850
  • The Book of Micah 852
  • The Book of Nahum 858
  • The Book of Habakkuk 861
  • The Book of Zephaniah 864
  • The Book of Haggai 868
  • The Book of Zechariah 870
  • The Book of Malachi 880
  • The Apocrypha - An American Translation i
  • Preface ii
  • The First Book of Esdras 1
  • The Second Book of Esdras 16
  • The Book of Tobit 45
  • The Book of Judith 55
  • The Additions to the Book of Esther 69
  • The Wisdom of Solomon 73
  • The Wisdom of Sirach 91
  • The Book of Baruch 137
  • The Story of Susanna 144
  • The Song of the Three Children 147
  • The Story of Bel and the Dragon 150
  • The Prayer of Manasseh 152
  • The First Book of Maccabees 153
  • The Second Book of Maccabees 182
  • The New Testament - An American Translation i
  • Preface iii
  • The Gospel According to Matthew 1
  • The Gospel According to Mark 32
  • The Gospel According to Luke 52
  • The Gospel According to John 85
  • The Acts of the Apostles 111
  • The Letter to the Romans 142
  • The First Letter to the Corinthians 155
  • The Second Letter to the Corinthians 168
  • The Letter to the Galatians 176
  • The Letter to the Ephesians 181
  • The Letter to the Philippians 185
  • Letter to the Colossians 188
  • The First Letter to the Thessalonians 191
  • The Second Letter to the Thessalonians 194
  • The First Letter to Timothy 196
  • The Second Letter to Timothy 200
  • The Letter to Titus 203
  • The Letter to Philemon 205
  • The Letter to the Hebrews 206
  • The Letter of James 216
  • The First Letter of Peter 219
  • The Second Letter of Peter 223
  • The First Letter of John 226
  • The Second Letter of John 230
  • The Third Letter of John 231
  • The Letter of Jude 232
  • The Revelation of John 233
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