Zephaniah 3:19
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New International Version
At that time I will deal with all who oppressed you. I will rescue the lame; I will gather the exiles. I will give them praise and honor in every land where they have suffered shame.

King James Bible
Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, at that time I will deal with all them that afflict thee; and I will save her that halted, and gather her that was driven out; and I will make them a praise and a name in all the lands where they have been put to shame.

World English Bible
Behold, at that time I will deal with all those who afflict you, and I will save those who are lame, and gather those who were driven away. I will give them praise and honor, whose shame has been in all the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I am dealing with all afflicting thee at that time, And I have saved the halting one, And the driven out ones I do gather, And have set them for a praise and for a name, In all the land of their shame.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I wilt unto all that afflict thee - They who have persecuted you shall be punished for it. It shows much malignity and baseness of mind, to afflict or reproach those who are lying under the chastising hand of God. This was the conduct of the Edomites, Moabites, and Ammonites, when the Jews were in adversity; and how severely did the Lord punish them for it! And he gave this as the reason for the severity of the punishment.

The first clause here is translated thus by Abp. Newcome: "Behold I will work with thee for thy sake at that time." The original is obscure; and it may bear the above sense.

I wilt save her that halteth - See Micah 4:6 (note), where there is a parallel place.

And gather her that was driven out - By captivity. The reference may be to renewing the covenant with the Jews, who were considered as an unfaithful spouse divorced by her husband. I will bring her back to my house.

I will get them praise and fame in every land - They shall become a great, a good, and a useful people. And as they are now a proverb of reproach, full of base wiles and degrading selfishness, they shall lose this character, and be totally changed; and they shall be as eminent for excellence, as they were before for baseness in those countries where they had sojourned.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will undo.

Zephaniah 3:15 The LORD has taken away your judgments, he has cast out your enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the middle of you...

Isaiah 25:9-12 And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD...

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yes...

Isaiah 41:11-16 Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing...

Isaiah 43:14-17 Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles...

Isaiah 49:25,26 But thus said the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered...

Isaiah 51:22,23 Thus said your Lord the LORD, and your God that pleads the cause of his people, Behold...

Isaiah 66:14-16 And when you see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb...

Jeremiah 30:16 Therefore all they that devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity...

Jeremiah 46:28 Fear you not, O Jacob my servant, said the LORD: for I am with you...

Jeremiah 51:35,36 The violence done to me and to my flesh be on Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood on the inhabitants of Chaldea...

Ezekiel 39:17-22 And, you son of man, thus said the Lord GOD; Speak to every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves...

Joel 3:2-9 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat...

Micah 7:10 Then she that is my enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said to me, Where is the LORD your God?...

Nahum 1:11-14 There is one come out of you, that imagines evil against the LORD, a wicked counselor...

Zechariah 2:8,9 For thus said the LORD of hosts; After the glory has he sent me to the nations which spoiled you...

Zechariah 12:3,4 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces...

Zechariah 14:2,3 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished...

Revelation 19:17-21 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the middle of heaven...

Revelation 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city...

and I will save.

Jeremiah 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame...

Ezekiel 34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken...

Micah 4:6,7 In that day, said the LORD, will I assemble her that halts, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted...

Hebrews 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

and I will.

Isaiah 60:14 The sons also of them that afflicted you shall come bending to you...

Isaiah 61:7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion...

Isaiah 62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Jeremiah 33:9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honor before all the nations of the earth...

Ezekiel 39:26 After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me...

get them praise. Heb. set them for a praise. where they have been put to shame. Heb. of their shame.

Library
Zion's Joy and God's
'Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.... 17. He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.'--ZEPHANIAH iii. 14, 17. What a wonderful rush of exuberant gladness there is in these words! The swift, short clauses, the triple invocation in the former verse, the triple promise in the latter, the heaped together synonyms, all help the impression. The very words seem to dance with joy.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A vision of the King.
ONE of the most blessed occupations for the believer is the prayerful searching of God's holy Word to discover there new glories and fresh beauties of Him, who is altogether lovely. Shall we ever find out all which the written Word reveals of Himself and His worthiness? This wonderful theme can never be exhausted. The heart which is devoted to Him and longs through the presence and indwelling of the Holy Spirit to be closer to the Lord, to hear and know more of Himself, will always find something
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

Cross References
Isaiah 60:14
The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 60:18
No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.

Isaiah 62:7
and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.

Ezekiel 16:27
So I stretched out my hand against you and reduced your territory; I gave you over to the greed of your enemies, the daughters of the Philistines, who were shocked by your lewd conduct.

Ezekiel 16:57
before your wickedness was uncovered. Even so, you are now scorned by the daughters of Edom and all her neighbors and the daughters of the Philistines--all those around you who despise you.

Ezekiel 34:16
I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.

Ezekiel 39:13
All the people of the land will bury them, and the day I display my glory will be a memorable day for them, declares the Sovereign LORD.

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