Zephaniah 3:9
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New International Version
"Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him shoulder to shoulder.

New Living Translation
"Then I will purify the speech of all people, so that everyone can worship the LORD together.

English Standard Version
“For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call upon the name of the LORD and serve him with one accord.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I will then restore pure speech to the peoples so that all of them may call on the name of Yahweh and serve Him with a single purpose.

International Standard Version
Indeed, then I will return my people to a pure language so that they all may call upon the name of the LORD, serving him with a united will.

NET Bible
Know for sure that I will then enable the nations to give me acceptable praise. All of them will invoke the LORD's name when they pray, and will worship him in unison.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Then I will give all people pure lips to worship the LORD and to serve him with one purpose.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For then will I turn to the peoples A pure language, That they may all call upon the name of the LORD, To serve Him with one consent.

New American Standard 1977
“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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For then I will restore to the peoples the pure language that they may all call upon the name of the LORD to serve him with one consent.

King James 2000 Bible
For then will I restore to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one accord.

American King James Version
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call on the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

American Standard Version
For then will I turn to the peoples of a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because then I will restore to the people a chosen lip, that all may call upon the name of the Lord, and may serve him with one shoulder.

Darby Bible Translation
For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent.

English Revised Version
For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

Webster's Bible Translation
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

World English Bible
For then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that they may all call on the name of Yahweh, to serve him shoulder to shoulder.

Young's Literal Translation
For then do I turn unto peoples a pure lip, To call all of them by the name of Jehovah, To serve Him with one shoulder.
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
Purification of the Nations
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. 10"From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia My worshipers, My dispersed ones, Will bring My offerings.…
Cross References
Genesis 4:26
To Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh. Then men began to call upon the name of the LORD.

Psalm 22:27
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations will worship before You.

Psalm 86:9
All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name.

Isaiah 19:18
In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will be speaking the language of Canaan and swearing allegiance to the LORD of hosts; one will be called the City of Destruction.

Isaiah 57:19
Creating the praise of the lips. Peace, peace to him who is far and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "and I will heal him."

Ezekiel 37:17
"Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand.

Habakkuk 2:14
"For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea.

Zephaniah 2:11
The LORD will be terrifying to them, for He will starve all the gods of the earth; and all the coastlands of the nations will bow down to Him, everyone from his own place.
Treasury of Scripture

For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call on the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

will.

Isaiah 19:18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language …

Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things…

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that …

language. Heb. lip.

Genesis 11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

that.

1 Kings 8:41-43 Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of your people Israel, …

Psalm 22:27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD: and …

Psalm 86:9,10 All nations whom you have made shall come and worship before you, …

Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same the LORD's …

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of …

Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of …

Zechariah 2:11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall …

Zechariah 8:20-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there …

Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall …

Acts 2:4-13 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak …

Romans 15:6-11 That you may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father …

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying…

consent. Heb. shoulder.

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