Zephaniah 1:8
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New International Version
"On the day of the LORD's sacrifice I will punish the officials and the king's sons and all those clad in foreign clothes.

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD'S sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass in the day of Jehovah's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's sons, and all such as are clothed with foreign apparel.

World English Bible
It will happen in the day of Yahweh's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, the king's sons, and all those who are clothed with foreign clothing.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, In the day of the sacrifice of Jehovah, That I have laid a charge on the heads, And on sons of the king, And on all putting on strange clothing.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will punish the princes, and the king's children - After the death of Josiah the kingdom of Judah saw no prosperity, and every reign terminated miserably; until at last King Zedekiah and the king's children were cruelly massacred at Riblah, when Nebuchadnezzar had taken Jerusalem.

Strange apparel - I really think this refers more to their embracing idolatrous customs and heathen usages, than to their changing their dress. They acquired new habits, as we would say; customs, that they used as they did their clothing - at all times, and in every thing.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

punish. Heb. visit upon.

Isaiah 10:12 Why it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work on mount Zion and on Jerusalem...

Isaiah 24:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high...

the princes.

2 Kings 23:30-34 And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulcher...

2 Kings 24:12,13 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes...

2 Kings 25:6,7,19-21 So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment on him...

Isaiah 39:7 And of your sons that shall issue from you, which you shall beget, shall they take away...

Jeremiah 22:11-19,24-30 For thus said the LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father...

Jeremiah 39:6,7 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah...

strange.

Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment...

2 Kings 10:22 And he said to him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal...

Isaiah 3:18-24 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls...

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"My Son, let not the fair and subtle sayings of men move thee. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.(1) Give ear to My words, for they kindle the heart and enlighten the mind, they bring contrition, and they supply manifold consolations. Never read thou the word that thou mayest appear more learned or wise; but study for the mortification of thy sins, for this will be far more profitable for thee than the knowledge of many difficult questions. 2. "When thou hast read and learned many
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Isaiah 2:6
You, LORD, have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and embrace pagan customs.

Isaiah 24:21
In that day the LORD will punish the powers in the heavens above and the kings on the earth below.

Habakkuk 1:10
They mock kings and scoff at rulers. They laugh at all fortified cities; by building earthen ramps they capture them.

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