Zephaniah 3:8
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New International Version
Therefore wait for me," declares the LORD, "for the day I will stand up to testify. I have decided to assemble the nations, to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them-- all my fierce anger. The whole world will be consumed by the fire of my jealous anger.

New Living Translation
Therefore, be patient," says the LORD. "Soon I will stand and accuse these evil nations. For I have decided to gather the kingdoms of the earth and pour out my fiercest anger and fury on them. All the earth will be devoured by the fire of my jealousy.

English Standard Version
“Therefore wait for me,” declares the LORD, “for the day when I rise up to seize the prey. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all my burning anger; for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be consumed.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, wait for Me-- this is the LORD's declaration-- until the day I rise up for plunder. For My decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, in order to pour out My indignation on them, all My burning anger; for the whole earth will be consumed by the fire of My jealousy.

International Standard Version
"Just you wait!" declares the LORD. "The day will come when I stand up as a prosecutor, for I am determined to assemble the nations and to gather the kingdoms, in order to pour out my indignation upon them— all of my fierce anger. All the earth will be consumed by the fire of my jealousy.

NET Bible
Therefore you must wait patiently for me," says the LORD, "for the day when I attack and take plunder. I have decided to gather nations together and assemble kingdoms, so I can pour out my fury on them--all my raging anger. For the whole earth will be consumed by my fiery anger.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD declares, "Just wait! One day I will stand up as a witness. I have decided to gather nations, to bring kingdoms together, and to pour my rage, my burning anger, on them. The whole land will be consumed by my fiery fury.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore wait ye for Me, saith the LORD, Until the day that I rise up to the prey; For My determination is to gather the nations, That I may assemble the kingdoms, To pour upon them Mine indignation, Even all My fierce anger; For all the earth shall be devoured With the fire of My jealousy.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore, wait for Me,” declares the LORD,
            “For the day when I rise up to the prey.
            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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore wait for me, said the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my judgment is to gather the Gentiles, that I may assemble the kingdoms to pour upon them my indignation, even all my fierce anger; for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore wait upon me, says the LORD, until the day that I rise up for plunder: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them my indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

American King James Version
Therefore wait you on me, said the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour on them my indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

American Standard Version
Therefore wait ye for me, saith Jehovah, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger; for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore expect me, saith the Lord, in the day of my resurrection that is to come, for my judgment is to assemble the Gentiles, and to gather the kingdoms: and to pour upon them my indignation, all my fierce anger: for with the fire of my jealousy shall all the earth be devoured.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore wait ye for me, saith Jehovah, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my determination is to assemble the nations, that I may gather the kingdoms together, to pour upon them mine indignation, -- all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

English Revised Version
Therefore wait ye for me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger; for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them my indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

World English Bible
"Therefore wait for me," says Yahweh, "until the day that I rise up to the prey, for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour on them my indignation, even all my fierce anger, for all the earth will be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, wait for Me -- an affirmation of Jehovah, For the day of My rising for prey, For My judgment is to gather nations, To assemble kingdoms, To pour out on them Mine indignation, All the heat of Mine anger, For by the fire of My jealousy consumed is all the earth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:8-13 The preaching of the gospel is predicted, when vengeance would be executed on the Jewish nation. The purifying doctrines of the gospel, or the pure language of the grace of the Lord, would teach men to use the language of humility, repentance, and faith. Purity and piety in common conversation is good. The pure and happy state of the church in the latter days seems intended. The Lord will shut out boasting, and leave men nothing to glory in, save the Lord Jesus, as made of God to them wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Humiliation for sin, and obligations to the Redeemer, will make true believers upright and sincere, whatever may be the case among mere professors.
Study Bible
The Judgment on Jerusalem
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. 9"For then I will give to the peoples purified lips, That all of them may call on the name of the LORD, To serve Him shoulder to shoulder.…
Cross References
Revelation 16:1
Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go, pour out on the earth the seven bowls of God's wrath."

Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

Psalm 79:5
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?

Psalm 79:6
Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.

Isaiah 14:26
"This is the plan devised against the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out against all the nations.

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

Jeremiah 10:25
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You And on the families that do not call Your name; For they have devoured Jacob; They have devoured him and consumed him And have laid waste his habitation.

Ezekiel 38:14
"Therefore prophesy, son of man, and say to Gog, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "On that day when My people Israel are living securely, will you not know it?

Joel 3:2
I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land.

Habakkuk 2:3
"For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore wait you on me, said the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour on them my indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

wait.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your …

Psalm 37:7,34 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because …

Psalm 62:1,5 Truly my soul waits on God: from him comes my salvation…

Psalm 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, …

Psalm 130:5,6 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope…

Proverbs 20:22 Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he …

Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, …

Lamentations 3:25,26 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him…

Hosea 12:6 Therefore turn you to your God: keep mercy and judgment and wait …

Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my …

James 5:7,8 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, …

rise.

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now …

Psalm 78:65,66 Then the LORD awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that …

Isaiah 42:13,14 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy …

Isaiah 59:16-18 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no …

to gather.

Ezekiel 38:14-23 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, Thus said the Lord …

Joel 3:2,9-16 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the …

Micah 4:11-13 Now also many nations are gathered against you, that say, Let her …

Zechariah 14:2,3 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the …

Matthew 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate …

Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth …

Revelation 19:17-19 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud …

for all.

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them …

Deuteronomy 32:21,22 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have …

Songs 8:6 Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm: for love is …

Ezekiel 36:5,6 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy …

Ezekiel 38:19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely …

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the …

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