Zephaniah 2:3
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New International Version
Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD's anger.

New Living Translation
Seek the LORD, all who are humble, and follow his commands. Seek to do what is right and to live humbly. Perhaps even yet the LORD will protect you--protect you from his anger on that day of destruction.

English Standard Version
Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.

King James Bible
Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Seek the LORD, all you humble of the earth, who carry out what He commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be concealed on the day of the LORD's anger.

International Standard Version
seek the LORD, all you humble people of the land, who do what he commands. Seek righteousness! Seek humility! Maybe you will be protected in the Day of the LORD's anger."

NET Bible
Seek the LORD's favor, all you humble people of the land who have obeyed his commands! Strive to do what is right! Strive to be humble! Maybe you will be protected on the day of the LORD's angry judgment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Search for the LORD, all you humble people in the land who carry out his justice. Search for what is right. Search for humility. Maybe you will find shelter on the day of the LORD's anger.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Seek ye the LORD, all ye humble of the earth, That have executed His ordinance; Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

New American Standard 1977
Seek the LORD,
            All you humble of the earth
            Who have carried out His ordinances;
            Seek righteousness, seek humility.
            Perhaps you will be hidden
            In the day of the LORD’s anger.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seek ye the LORD, all ye humble of the earth, who have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek humility: it may be ye shall be kept in the day of the LORD's anger.

King James 2000 Bible
Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have kept his commands; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hidden in the day of the LORD'S anger.

American King James Version
Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have worked his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.

American Standard Version
Seek ye Jehovah, all ye meek of the earth, that have kept his ordinances; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye will be hid in the day of Jehovah's anger.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seek the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, you that have wrought his judgment: seek the just, seek the meek: if by any means you may be hid in the day of the Lord's indignation.

Darby Bible Translation
Seek Jehovah, all ye meek of the land, who have performed his ordinance; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of Jehovah's anger.

English Revised Version
Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Webster's Bible Translation
Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, who have performed his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye will be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

World English Bible
Seek Yahweh, all you humble of the land, who have kept his ordinances. Seek righteousness. Seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of Yahweh's anger.

Young's Literal Translation
Seek Jehovah, all ye humble of the land, Who His judgment have done, Seek ye righteousness, seek humility, It may be ye are hidden in a day of the anger of Jehovah.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-3 The prophet calls to national repentance, as the only way to prevent national ruin. A nation not desiring, that has not desires toward God, is not desirous of his favour and grace, has no mind to repent and reform. Or, not desirable, not having any thing to recommend them to God; to whom God might justly say, Depart from me; but he says, Gather together to me that you may seek my face. We know what God's decree will bring against impenitent sinners, therefore it highly concerns all to repent in the accepted time. How careful should we all be to seek peace with God, before the Holy Spirit withdraws from us, or ceases to strive with us; before the day of grace is over, or the day of life; before our everlasting state is determined! Let the poor, despised, and afflicted, seek the Lord, and seek to understand and keep his commandments better, that they may be more humbled for their sins. The chief hope of deliverance from national judgments rests upon prayer.
Study Bible
A Call to Repentance
2Before the decree takes effect-- The day passes like the chaff-- Before the burning anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you. 3Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger. 4For Gaza will be abandoned And Ashkelon a desolation; Ashdod will be driven out at noon And Ekron will be uprooted.…
Cross References
Psalm 22:26
The afflicted will eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever!

Psalm 45:4
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.

Psalm 57:1
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.

Psalm 105:4
Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.

Isaiah 1:17
Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.

Isaiah 11:4
But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.

Isaiah 26:20
Come, my people, enter into your rooms And close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while Until indignation runs its course.

Amos 5:6
"Seek the LORD that you may live, Or He will break forth like a fire, O house of Joseph, And it will consume with none to quench it for Bethel,

Amos 5:14
Seek good and not evil, that you may live; And thus may the LORD God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said!

Amos 5:15
Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
Treasury of Scripture

Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have worked his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.

Seek ye.

Psalm 105:4 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face ever more.

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near…

Jeremiah 3:13,14 Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against …

Jeremiah 4:1,2 If you will return, O Israel, said the LORD, return to me: and if …

Jeremiah 29:12,13 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I …

Hosea 7:10 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face: and they do not return …

Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your …

Amos 5:4-6,14,15 For thus said the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek you me, and you …

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, …

all.

2 Chronicles 34:27,28 Because your heart was tender, and you did humble yourself before …

Psalm 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that …

Psalm 25:8,9 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way…

Psalm 76:9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek …

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Jeremiah 22:15,16 Shall you reign, because you close yourself in cedar? did not your …

Zechariah 8:19 Thus said the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the …

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

James 1:21,22 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and …

1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, …

seek righteousness.

Philippians 3:13,14 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing …

1 Thessalonians 4:1,10 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus…

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus …

it may.

2 Samuel 12:22 And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for …

Joel 2:13,14 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD …

Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate…

Jonah 3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his …

hid.

Genesis 7:15,16 And they went in to Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, …

Exodus 12:27 That you shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who …

Psalm 31:20 You shall hide them in the secret of your presence from the pride of man…

Psalm 32:6,7 For this shall every one that is godly pray to you in a time when …

Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in …

Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under …

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.

Isaiah 26:20,21 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors …

Jeremiah 39:18 For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword, …

Jeremiah 45:5 And seek you great things for yourself? seek them not: for, behold, …

Colossians 3:2-4 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth…

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