Zephaniah 3:7
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Of Jerusalem I thought, 'Surely you will fear me and accept correction!' Then her place of refuge would not be destroyed, nor all my punishments come upon her. But they were still eager to act corruptly in all they did.

King James Bible
I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.

Darby Bible Translation
I said, Only fear me, receive correction; so her dwelling shall not be cut off, howsoever I may punish her. But they rose early, they corrupted all their doings.

World English Bible
I said, "Just fear me. Receive correction, so that her dwelling won't be cut off, according to all that I have appointed concerning her." But they rose early and corrupted all their doings.

Young's Literal Translation
I have said: Only, ye do fear Me, Ye do accept instruction, And her habitation is not cut off, All that I have appointed for her, But they have risen early, They have corrupted all their doings.

Zephaniah 3:7 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Surely thou wilt fear me - After so many displays of my sovereign power and judgments.

But they rose early - And instead of returning to God, they practiced every abomination. They were diligent to find out times and places for their iniquity. This is the worst state of man.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Surely.

Zephaniah 3:2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.

Isaiah 5:4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? why, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes...

Isaiah 63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Savior.

Jeremiah 8:6 I listened and heard, but they spoke not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done?...

Jeremiah 36:3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do to them; that they may return every man from his evil way...

Luke 19:42-44 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day...

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward...

so.

Jeremiah 7:7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

Jeremiah 17:25-27 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses...

Jeremiah 25:5 They said, Turn you again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings...

Jeremiah 38:17 Then said Jeremiah to Zedekiah, Thus said the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel...

howsoever.

2 Chronicles 28:6-8 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men...

2 Chronicles 32:1,2 After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah...

2 Chronicles 33:11 Why the LORD brought on them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns...

2 Chronicles 36:3-10 And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold...

they.

Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

corrupted.

Genesis 6:12 And God looked on the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way on the earth.

Deuteronomy 4:16 Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

Hosea 9:9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins.

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
1 Timothy 1:5
The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Job 36:10
He makes them listen to correction and commands them to repent of their evil.

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Jeremiah 7:7
then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your ancestors for ever and ever.

Hosea 9:9
They have sunk deep into corruption, as in the days of Gibeah. God will remember their wickedness and punish them for their sins.

Jump to Previous
Accept Act Appointed Betimes Correction Corrupted Corruptly Cut Despite Doings Dwelling Early Enjoined Evil Eyes Fear However Howsoever Instruction Lose Punished Punishments Receive Revere Rose Sight Surely Training Visited Whatever Wilt Won't Works
Jump to Next
Accept Act Appointed Betimes Correction Corrupted Corruptly Cut Despite Doings Dwelling Early Enjoined Evil Eyes Fear However Howsoever Instruction Lose Punished Punishments Receive Revere Rose Sight Surely Training Visited Whatever Wilt Won't Works
Links
Zephaniah 3:7 NIV
Zephaniah 3:7 NLT
Zephaniah 3:7 ESV
Zephaniah 3:7 NASB
Zephaniah 3:7 KJV

Zephaniah 3:7 Bible Apps
Zephaniah 3:7 Biblia Paralela
Zephaniah 3:7 Chinese Bible
Zephaniah 3:7 French Bible
Zephaniah 3:7 German Bible

Zephaniah 3:7 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Zephaniah 3:6
Top of Page
Top of Page