Zephaniah 1:6
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New International Version
those who turn back from following the LORD and neither seek the LORD nor inquire of him."

New Living Translation
And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek my blessings."

English Standard Version
those who have turned back from following the LORD, who do not seek the LORD or inquire of him.”

Berean Study Bible
and those who turn back from following the LORD and neither seek the LORD nor inquire of Him.”

New American Standard Bible
And those who have turned back from following the LORD, And those who have not sought the LORD or inquired of Him."

King James Bible
And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

Christian Standard Bible
and those who turn back from following the LORD, who do not seek the LORD or inquire of him.

Contemporary English Version
Nothing will remain of anyone who has turned away and rejected me.

Good News Translation
I will destroy those who have turned back and no longer follow me, those who do not come to me or ask me to guide them."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and those who turn back from following the LORD, who do not seek the LORD or inquire of Him.

International Standard Version
those who turn away from the LORD, don't seek the LORD, and never ask for his help. "

NET Bible
and those who turn their backs on the LORD and do not want the LORD's help or guidance."

New Heart English Bible
those who have turned back from following the LORD, and those who haven't sought the LORD nor inquired after him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will remove those who have turned away from following the LORD and those who no longer seek the LORD or ask him for help."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Them also that are turned back from following the LORD; And those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired after Him.

New American Standard 1977
And those who have turned back from following the LORD, And those who have not sought the LORD or inquired of Him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and those that have turned back from following the LORD and those that did not seek the LORD, nor enquired about him.

King James 2000 Bible
And those that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

American King James Version
And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

American Standard Version
and them that are turned back from following Jehovah; and those that have not sought Jehovah, nor inquired after him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And them that turn away from following after the Lord, and that have not sought the Lord, nor searched after him.

Darby Bible Translation
and them that turn back from after Jehovah, and that do not seek Jehovah, nor inquire for him.

English Revised Version
and them that are turned back from following the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired after him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And them that have turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

World English Bible
those who have turned back from following Yahweh, and those who haven't sought Yahweh nor inquired after him.

Young's Literal Translation
And those removing from after Jehovah, And who have not sought Jehovah, nor besought Him.
Study Bible
Zephaniah Prophesies Judgment on Judah
5those who bow on the rooftops to worship the heavenly host, those who bow down and swear by the LORD but also swear by Molech, 6and those who turn back from following the LORD and neither seek the LORD nor inquire of Him.”
Cross References
Isaiah 1:4
Alas, O sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evildoers, children of depravity! They have forsaken the LORD; they have despised the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on Him.

Isaiah 9:13
But the people did not return to Him who struck them; they did not seek the LORD of Hosts.

Jeremiah 10:25
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge You, and on the families that do not call on Your name. For they have devoured Jacob; they have consumed him and finished him off; they have devastated his homeland.

Ezekiel 3:20
Now if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I put a stumbling block before him, he will die. If you did not warn him, he will die in his sin, and the righteous acts he did will not be remembered. And I will hold you responsible for his blood.

Hosea 7:10
Israel's arrogance testifies against them, yet they do not return to the LORD their God; despite all this, they do not seek Him.

Treasury of Scripture

And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor inquired for him.

turned.

1 Samuel 15:11 It repents me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned …

Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has left off to …

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead …

Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, …

Jeremiah 2:13,17 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the …

Jeremiah 3:10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned …

Jeremiah 15:6 You have forsaken me, said the LORD, you are gone backward: therefore …

Ezekiel 3:20 Again, When a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and …

Hosea 4:15,16 Though you, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and …

Hosea 11:7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called …

Hebrews 10:38,39 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul …

2 Peter 2:18-22 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through …

and those.

Psalm 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after …

Psalm 14:2,3 The LORD looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if …

Isaiah 43:22 But you have not called on me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of me, O Israel.

Hosea 7:7 They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all …

Romans 3:11 There is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God.

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the …

Verse 6. - Them that are turned back from the Lord. This is a third class, vie. apostates and open despisers. Those who follow him no more, renegades who have left his service. The Vulgate reproduces the original by, qui avertuntur de post tergum Domini. Those that have not sought the Lord. These are the indifferent, who do not trouble themselves about religion. The chief classes mentioned in these two verses are three, viz. the open idolaters, the syncretists who mingled the worship of Baal with that of Jehovah, and those who despised religion altogether. And them that are turned back from the Lord,.... Who once were worshippers of him, but now become apostates, and had turned their backs on him and his worship. Some think this describes those who renewed their covenant with God in Josiah's time, and after that revolted from him, who must be very abominable to him; and therefore he threatens to stretch out his hand, and pour out his wrath upon them:

and those that have not sought the Lord, nor inquired for him; profane abandoned sinners, that lived without God in the world, and as if there was no God; never concerned themselves about the worship of him, having no faith in him, love to him, or fear and reverence of him; so far were they from seeking him in the first place diligently, zealously, and with their whole heart, that they never sought him at all; nor took any pains to get any knowledge of him, or of his mind and will, and manner of worship; but were altogether careless about these things, and unconcerned for them. 6. This verse describes more comprehensively those guilty of defection from Jehovah in any way (Jer 2:13, 17).1:1-6 Ruin is coming, utter ruin; destruction from the Almighty. The servants of God all proclaim, There is no peace for the wicked. The expressions are figurative, speaking every where desolation; the land shall be left without inhabitants. The sinners to be consumed are, the professed idolaters, and those that worship Jehovah and idols, or swear to the Lord, and to Malcham. Those that think to divide their affections and worship between God and idols, will come short of acceptance with God; for what communion can there be between light and darkness? If Satan have half, he will have all; if the Lord have but half, he will have none. Neglect of God shows impiety and contempt. May none of us be among those who draw back unto perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.
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