Zephaniah 2:11
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The LORD will be awesome to them when he destroys all the gods of the earth. Distant nations will bow down to him, all of them in their own lands.

King James Bible
The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah will be terrible unto them; for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and all the isles of the nations shall worship him, every one from his place.

World English Bible
Yahweh will be awesome to them, for he will famish all the gods of the land. Men will worship him, everyone from his place, even all the shores of the nations.

Young's Literal Translation
Fearful is Jehovah against them, For He made bare all gods of the land, And bow themselves to Him, each from his place, Do all islanders of the nations.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He will famish all the gods of the earth - They shall have no more sacrifices; their worship shall be entirely destroyed. Idolaters supposed that their gods actually fed on the fumes and spirituous exhalations that arose from the burnt-offerings which they made unto their idols. It is in reference to this opinion that the Lord says, "He will famish all the gods of the land."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Deuteronomy 32:38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you...

Hosea 2:17 For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.

Zechariah 13:2 And it shall come to pass in that day, said the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land...

famish. Heb. make lean. and men.

Psalm 2:8-12 Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession...

Psalm 22:27-30 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before you...

Psalm 72:8-11,17 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth...

Psalm 86:9 All nations whom you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord; and shall glorify your name.

Psalm 97:6-8 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory...

Psalm 117:1,2 O praise the LORD, all you nations: praise him, all you people...

Psalm 138:4 All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth.

Isaiah 2:2-4 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains...

Isaiah 11:9,10 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD...

Micah 4:1-3 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains...

Zechariah 2:11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the middle of you...

Zechariah 8:20,23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities...

Zechariah 14:9-21 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one...

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles...

John 4:21-23 Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem...

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

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

the isles.

Genesis 10:5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Isaiah 24:14-16 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea...

Isaiah 42:4,10 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law...

Isaiah 49:1 Listen, O isles, to me; and listen, you people, from far; The LORD has called me from the womb...

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Caesarea. Strato's Tower.
The Arabian interpreter thinks the first name of this city was Hazor, Joshua 11:1. The Jews, Ekron, Zephaniah 2:4. "R. Abhu saith," (he was of Caesarea,) "Ekron shall be rooted out"; this is Caesarea, the daughter of Edom, which is situated among things profane. She was a goad, sticking in Israel, in the days of the Grecians. But when the kingdom of the Asmonean family prevailed, it overcame her, &c. R. Josi Bar Chaninah saith, What is that that is written, 'And Ekron shall be as a Jebusite?' (Zech
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Psalm 72:8
May he rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.

Psalm 72:10
May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring tribute to him. May the kings of Sheba and Seba present him gifts.

Isaiah 24:15
Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD; exalt the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea.

Jeremiah 10:11
"Tell them this: 'These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.'"

Jeremiah 46:25
The LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "I am about to bring punishment on Amon god of Thebes, on Pharaoh, on Egypt and her gods and her kings, and on those who rely on Pharaoh.

Daniel 11:18
Then he will turn his attention to the coastlands and will take many of them, but a commander will put an end to his insolence and will turn his insolence back on him.

Joel 2:11
The LORD thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys his command. The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?

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