Zephaniah 1:9
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English Standard Version
On that day I will punish everyone who leaps over the threshold, and those who fill their master’s house with violence and fraud.

King James Bible
In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.

American Standard Version
And in that day I will punish all those that leap over the threshold, that fill their master's house with violence and deceit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will visit in that day upon every one that entereth arrogantly over the threshold: them that fill the house of the Lord their God with iniquity and deceit.

English Revised Version
And in that day I will punish all those that leap over the threshold, which fill their master's house with violence and deceit.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshhold, who fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Micah 5:14 sums up the objects enumerated in Micah 5:10-13, which are to be exterminated, for the purpose of rounding off the description; the only objects of idolatrous worship mentioned being the 'ăshērim, and the only materials of war, the cities as means of defence. אשׁירים, written with scriptio plena, as in Deuteronomy 7:5 and 2 Kings 17:16, lit., stems of trees or posts standing upright or set up as idols, which were dedicated to the Canaanitish goddess of nature (see at Exodus 34:13). ערים, cities with walls, gates, and bolts. These two rather subordinate objects are mentioned instar omnium, to express the entire abolition of war and idolatry. We must not infer from this, however, that the nation of God will still have images made by human hands and worship them, during the stage of its development described in Micah 5:10-14; but must distinguish between the thought and its formal dress. The gross heathen idolatry, to which Israel was addicted under the Old Testament, is a figure denoting that more refined idolatry which will exist even in the church of Christ so long as sin and unbelief endure. The extermination of every kind of heathen idolatry is simply the Old Testament expression for the purification of the church of the Lord from everything of an idolatrous and ungodly nature. To this there is appended in Micah 5:15 a promise that the Lord will take vengeance, and wrath, and fury upon the nations which have not heard or have not observed the words and acts of the Lord, i.e., have not yielded themselves up to conversion. In other words, He will exterminate every ungodly power by a fierce judgment, so that nothing will ever be able to disturb the peace of His people and kingdom again.

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those. Or, that leap over the threshold, by which is probably meant the Philistines, who, after the time that Dagon fell before the ark and was broken on the threshold, leaped over it when entering his temple.

leap.

1 Samuel 5:5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

which.

1 Samuel 2:15,16 Also before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest...

2 Kings 5:20-27 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian...

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine...

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Acts 16:19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas...

Cross References
Judges 19:27
And her master rose up in the morning, and when he opened the doors of the house and went out to go on his way, behold, there was his concubine lying at the door of the house, with her hands on the threshold.

1 Samuel 5:5
This is why the priests of Dagon and all who enter the house of Dagon do not tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

Jeremiah 5:27
Like a cage full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and rich;

Amos 3:10
"They do not know how to do right," declares the LORD, "those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds."

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