Zephaniah 1:9
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New International Version
On that day I will punish all who avoid stepping on the threshold, who fill the temple of their gods with violence and deceit.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And in that day will I punish all those that leap over the threshold, who fill their master's house with violence and deceit.

World English Bible
In that day, I will punish all those who leap over the threshold, who fill their master's house with violence and deceit.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have laid a charge on every one Who is leaping over the threshold in that day, Who are filling the house of their masters With violence and deceit.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That leap on the threshold - Or, that leap over the threshold. It is most probable that the Philistines are here meant. After the time that Dagon fell before the ark, and his hands were broken off on the threshold of his temple, his worshippers would no more set a foot upon the threshold, but stepped or leaped over it, when they entered into his temple. The Chaldee understands this of the Philistines, without giving this reason for it. Some understand it of haughtiness and pride: others think that leaping on the threshold refers to the customs of the Arabs, who used to ride into people's houses and take away whatever they could carry; and that this is the reason why, in several parts of the East, they have their doors made very low, to prevent those depredators from entering. In this manner, we learn the Persians have frequently oppressed the poor Armenians, going on horseback into their houses, and taking whatever they thought proper. Mr. Harmer understands it in this way.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

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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
Judges 19:27
When her master got up in the morning and opened the door of the house and stepped out to continue on his way, there lay his concubine, fallen in the doorway of the house, with her hands on the threshold.

1 Samuel 5:5
That is why to this day neither the priests of Dagon nor any others who enter Dagon's temple at Ashdod step on the threshold.

Jeremiah 5:27
Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful

Amos 3:10
"They do not know how to do right," declares the LORD, "who store up in their fortresses what they have plundered and looted."

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