Zephaniah 3:7
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New International Version
Of Jerusalem I thought, 'Surely you will fear me and accept correction!' Then her place of refuge would not be destroyed, nor all my punishments come upon her. But they were still eager to act corruptly in all they did.

New Living Translation
I thought, 'Surely they will have reverence for me now! Surely they will listen to my warnings. Then I won't need to strike again, destroying their homes.' But no, they get up early to continue their evil deeds.

English Standard Version
I said, ‘Surely you will fear me; you will accept correction. Then your dwelling would not be cut off according to all that I have appointed against you.’ But all the more they were eager to make all their deeds corrupt.

New American Standard Bible
"I said, 'Surely you will revere Me, Accept instruction.' So her dwelling will not be cut off According to all that I have appointed concerning her. But they were eager to corrupt all their deeds.

King James Bible
I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I thought: You will certainly fear Me and accept correction. Then her dwelling place would not be cut off based on all that I had allocated to her. However, they became more corrupt in all their actions.

International Standard Version
I have said, 'If only you would fear me, if only you would take my instructions to heart.' Then their houses would not have been torn down. I have chastened them, but they were eager to corrupt everything they were doing."

NET Bible
I thought, 'Certainly you will respect me! Now you will accept correction!' If she had done so, her home would not be destroyed by all the punishments I have threatened. But they eagerly sinned in everything they did.

New Heart English Bible
I said, "Just fear me. Receive correction, so that her dwelling won't be cut off, according to all that I have appointed concerning her." But they rose early and corrupted all their doings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I said [to my people], 'You will fear me. You will accept correction!' Then their homeland would not be wiped out even though I have punished them. Still, they continued to be corrupt in everything they did."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I said: 'Surely thou wilt fear Me, Thou wilt receive correction; So her dwelling shall not be cut off, Despite all that I have visited upon her'; But they betimes corrupted all their doings.

New American Standard 1977
“I said, ‘Surely you will revere Me,
            Accept instruction.’
            So her dwelling will not be cut off
            According to all that I have appointed concerning her.
            But they were eager to corrupt all their deeds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Saying, Surely now thou wilt fear me; thou wilt receive chastisement; so thy dwelling shall not be thrown down, all of which I visited upon her; but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.

King James 2000 Bible
I said, Surely you will fear me, you will receive instruction; so her dwelling should not be cut off, no matter how I punished her: but they rose early, and corrupted all their deeds.

American King James Version
I said, Surely you will fear me, you will receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.

American Standard Version
I said, Only fear thou me; receive correction; so her dwelling shall not be cut off, according to all that I have appointed concerning her: but they rose early and corrupted all their doings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I said: Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive correction: and her dwelling shall not perish, for all things wherein I have visited her: but they rose early and corrupted all their thoughts.

Darby Bible Translation
I said, Only fear me, receive correction; so her dwelling shall not be cut off, howsoever I may punish her. But they rose early, they corrupted all their doings.

English Revised Version
I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive correction; so her dwelling should not be cut off, according to all that I have appointed concerning her: but they rose early and corrupted all their doings.

Webster's Bible Translation
I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, however I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.

World English Bible
I said, "Just fear me. Receive correction, so that her dwelling won't be cut off, according to all that I have appointed concerning her." But they rose early and corrupted all their doings.

Young's Literal Translation
I have said: Only, ye do fear Me, Ye do accept instruction, And her habitation is not cut off, All that I have appointed for her, But they have risen early, They have corrupted all their doings.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-7 The holy God hates sin most in those nearest to him. A sinful state is, and will be, a woful state. Yet they had the tokens of God's presence, and all the advantages of knowing his will, with the strongest reasons to do it; still they persisted in disobedience. Alas, that men often are more active in doing wickedness than believers are in doing good.
Study Bible
The Judgment on Jerusalem
6"I have cut off nations; Their corner towers are in ruins. I have made their streets desolate, With no one passing by; Their cities are laid waste, Without a man, without an inhabitant. 7"I said, 'Surely you will revere Me, Accept instruction.' So her dwelling will not be cut off According to all that I have appointed concerning her. But they were eager to corrupt all their deeds. 8"Therefore wait for Me," declares the LORD, "For the day when I rise up as a witness. Indeed, My decision is to gather nations, To assemble kingdoms, To pour out on them My indignation, All My burning anger; For all the earth will be devoured By the fire of My zeal.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 1:5
The goal of our instruction is the love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and a sincere faith.

Job 36:10
"He opens their ear to instruction, And commands that they return from evil.

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

Jeremiah 7:7
then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.

Hosea 9:9
They have gone deep in depravity As in the days of Gibeah; He will remember their iniquity, He will punish their sins.
Treasury of Scripture

I said, Surely you will fear me, you will receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.

Surely.

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Isaiah 63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: …

Jeremiah 8:6 I listened and heard, but they spoke not aright: no man repented …

Jeremiah 36:3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I …

Luke 19:42-44 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day…

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; …

so.

Jeremiah 7:7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I …

Jeremiah 17:25-27 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes …

Jeremiah 25:5 They said, Turn you again now every one from his evil way, and from …

Jeremiah 38:17 Then said Jeremiah to Zedekiah, Thus said the LORD, the God of hosts, …

howsoever.

2 Chronicles 28:6-8 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty …

2 Chronicles 32:1,2 After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king …

2 Chronicles 33:11 Why the LORD brought on them the captains of the host of the king …

2 Chronicles 36:3-10 And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the …

they.

Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

corrupted.

Genesis 6:12 And God looked on the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all …

Deuteronomy 4:16 Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude …

Hosea 9:9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: …

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