Zephaniah 2:7
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New International Version
That land will belong to the remnant of the people of Judah; there they will find pasture. In the evening they will lie down in the houses of Ashkelon. The LORD their God will care for them; he will restore their fortunes.

King James Bible
And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity.

Darby Bible Translation
And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for Jehovah their God shall visit them, and turn again their captivity.

World English Bible
The coast will be for the remnant of the house of Judah. They will find pasture. In the houses of Ashkelon, they will lie down in the evening, for Yahweh, their God, will visit them, and restore them.

Young's Literal Translation
And the coast hath been for the remnant of the house of Judah, By them they have pleasure, In houses of Ashkelon at even they lie down, For inspect them doth Jehovah their God, And He hath turned back to their captivity.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The coast shall be for the remnant - Several devastations fell on the Philistines. Gaza was ruined by the army of Alexander the Great, and the Maccabees finally accomplished all that was predicted by the prophets against this invariably wicked people. They lost their polity, and were at last obliged to receive circumcision.

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the coast.

Isaiah 14:29-32 Rejoice not you, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote you is broken...

Obadiah 1:19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines...

Zechariah 9:6,7 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines...

Acts 8:26,40 And the angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south to the way that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza...

the remnant.

Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore as I live, said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah...

Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people...

Jeremiah 31:7 For thus said the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish you, praise you, and say...

Micah 2:12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of you; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel...

Micah 4:7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation...

Micah 5:3-8 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travails has brought forth...

Haggai 1:12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people...

Haggai 2:2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest...

Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

for. or, when, etc. shall visit.

Genesis 50:24 And Joseph said to his brothers, I die: and God will surely visit you...

Exodus 4:31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel...

Luke 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people,

Luke 7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and...

turn.

Zephaniah 3:20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you...

Psalm 85:1 Lord, you have been favorable to your land: you have brought back the captivity of Jacob.

Psalm 126:1-4 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream...

Isaiah 14:1 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land...

Jeremiah 3:18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel...

Jeremiah 23:3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds...

Jeremiah 29:14 And I will be found of you, said the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations...

Jeremiah 30:3,18,19 For, see, the days come, said the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, said the LORD...

Jeremiah 33:7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.

Ezekiel 39:25 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel...

Amos 9:14,15 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them...

Micah 4:10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shall you go forth out of the city...

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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
Exodus 4:31
and they believed. And when they heard that the LORD was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.

Ruth 1:6
When Naomi heard in Moab that the LORD had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, she and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there.

Psalm 80:14
Return to us, God Almighty! Look down from heaven and see! Watch over this vine,

Isaiah 11:16
There will be a highway for the remnant of his people that is left from Assyria, as there was for Israel when they came up from Egypt.

Isaiah 32:14
The fortress will be abandoned, the noisy city deserted; citadel and watchtower will become a wasteland forever, the delight of donkeys, a pasture for flocks,

Jeremiah 29:10
This is what the LORD says: "When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.

Jeremiah 32:44
Fields will be bought for silver, and deeds will be signed, sealed and witnessed in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev, because I will restore their fortunes, declares the LORD."

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