Zephaniah 2:1
New International Version
Gather together, gather yourselves together, you shameful nation,

New Living Translation
Gather together--yes, gather together, you shameless nation.

English Standard Version
Gather together, yes, gather, O shameless nation,

Berean Study Bible
Gather yourselves, gather together, O shameful nation,

New American Standard Bible
Gather yourselves together, yes, gather, O nation without shame,

King James Bible
Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;

Christian Standard Bible
Gather yourselves together; gather together, undesirable nation,

Contemporary English Version
You disgraceful nation, gather around,

Good News Translation
Shameless nation, come to your senses

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gather yourselves together; gather together, undesirable nation,

International Standard Version
"Gather together! Yes, indeed, gather together, you shameless nation!

NET Bible
Bunch yourselves together like straw, you undesirable nation,

New Heart English Bible
Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, you nation that has no shame,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gather yourselves together! Yes, gather together, you shameless nation,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O shameless nation;

New American Standard 1977
Gather yourselves together, yes, gather, O nation without shame,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Search yourselves and one another, O unfriendly people;

King James 2000 Bible
Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;

American King James Version
Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, O nation not desired;

American Standard Version
Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation that hath no shame;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Be ye gathered and closely joined together, O unchastened nation;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Assemble yourselves together, be gathered together, O nation not worthy to be loved:

Darby Bible Translation
Collect yourselves and gather together, O nation without shame,

English Revised Version
Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation that hath no shame;

Webster's Bible Translation
Assemble yourselves, yes, assemble, O nation not desired;

World English Bible
Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, you nation that has no shame,

Young's Literal Translation
Bend yourselves, yea, bend ye, O nation not desired,
Study Bible
A Call to Repentance
1Gather yourselves, gather together, O shameful nation, 2before the decree takes effect and the day passes like chaff, before the burning anger of the LORD comes upon you, before the Day of the LORD’s anger comes upon you.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 20:4
So the people of Judah gathered to seek the LORD, and indeed, they came from all the cities of Judah to seek Him.

Jeremiah 3:3
Therefore the showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen. Yet you have the brazen look of a prostitute; you refused to be ashamed.

Jeremiah 6:15
Were they ashamed of the abomination they committed? No, they were not at all ashamed. They did not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; when I punish them, they will collapse," says the LORD.

Joel 1:14
Consecrate a fast; proclaim a solemn assembly! Gather the elders and all the residents of the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.

Zephaniah 3:5
The LORD within her is righteous; He does no wrong. He applies His justice morning by morning; He does not fail at dawn, yet the unjust knows no shame.

Treasury of Scripture

Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, O nation not desired;

gather together.

2 Chronicles 20:4
And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

Nehemiah 8:1
And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.

Nehemiah 9:1
Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.

O nation.

Isaiah 1:4-6,10-15
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward…

Jeremiah 12:7-9
I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies…

Zechariah 11:8
Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.

desired.

Isaiah 26:8,9
Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee…







Lexicon
Gather yourselves,
הִֽתְקוֹשְׁשׁ֖וּ (hiṯ·qō·wō·šə·šū)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7197: To forage for, straw, stubble, wood, to assemble

gather together,
וָק֑וֹשּׁוּ (wā·qō·wōš·šū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7197: To forage for, straw, stubble, wood, to assemble

O shameful
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

nation,
הַגּ֖וֹי (hag·gō·w)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts
Verse 1-ch.3:8. - Part II. EXHORTATION TO REPENTANCE AND TO PERSEVERANCE. Verses 1-3. - § 1. The prophet urges all to examine their ways before the day of the Lord come; and he prays the righteous to seek the Lord more earnestly, in order that they may be safe in the judgment. Verse 1. - Gather yourselves together. So the versions; and this rendering is probably correct. The prophet calls upon his nation to assemble themselves together in order to take mutual counsel or to make general confession and supplication to God. Another rendering, based on some alteration of letters, is, "Set yourselves to be ashamed; yea, be ashamed" (comp. Isaiah 46:8). Yea, gather together. The LXX. renders the two words, συνάχθητε καὶ συνδέθητε, "be ye gathered and bound together;" "Id est," says Jerome, "estote vobis caritatis vinculo copulati." O nation not desired; Vulgate, gens non amabilis - a litotes for abominable, hated for its sins, unworthy of God's love and care. The Septuagint rendering, ἀπαίδευτον, "unchastened," points to the meaning affixed by the Chaldee paraphrase, that does not wish to be converted," having no desire for amendment; like what is said in Jeremiah 2:30, "they received no correction." Others render, "which does not turn pale," i.e. which is not ashamed, comparing Isaiah 29:22. The verb kasaph seems to have this meaning in niphal, according to Talmudic use; but its usual signification is "to pine" or "long for." The Revised Version gives in the margin, "that hath no longing" - a rendering adopted by Professor Gandell, implying that the people are quite satisfied with their present condition, and have no aspiration for anything better or higher (comp. Hosea 12:8). This is a very apposite interpretation; but there is no sufficient ground for rejecting the translation of the Authorized Version, which is supported by high authority, is agreeable to the use of the word, and affords a satisfactory sense. 2:1-3 The prophet calls to national repentance, as the only way to prevent national ruin. A nation not desiring, that has not desires toward God, is not desirous of his favour and grace, has no mind to repent and reform. Or, not desirable, not having any thing to recommend them to God; to whom God might justly say, Depart from me; but he says, Gather together to me that you may seek my face. We know what God's decree will bring against impenitent sinners, therefore it highly concerns all to repent in the accepted time. How careful should we all be to seek peace with God, before the Holy Spirit withdraws from us, or ceases to strive with us; before the day of grace is over, or the day of life; before our everlasting state is determined! Let the poor, despised, and afflicted, seek the Lord, and seek to understand and keep his commandments better, that they may be more humbled for their sins. The chief hope of deliverance from national judgments rests upon prayer.
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