Zephaniah 3:9
New International Version
"Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him shoulder to shoulder.

New Living Translation
"Then I will purify the speech of all people, so that everyone can worship the LORD together.

English Standard Version
“For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call upon the name of the LORD and serve him with one accord.

Berean Study Bible
For then I will restore pure lips to the peoples, that all may call upon the name of the LORD and serve Him shoulder to shoulder.

New American Standard Bible
"For then I will give to the peoples purified lips, That all of them may call on the name of the LORD, To serve Him shoulder to shoulder.

King James Bible
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

Christian Standard Bible
For I will then restore pure speech to the peoples so that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him with a single purpose.

Contemporary English Version
I will purify each language and make those languages acceptable for praising me. Then, with hearts united, everyone will serve only me, the LORD.

Good News Translation
"Then I will change the people of the nations, and they will pray to me alone and not to other gods. They will all obey me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I will then restore pure speech to the peoples so that all of them may call on the name of Yahweh and serve Him with a single purpose.

International Standard Version
Indeed, then I will return my people to a pure language so that they all may call upon the name of the LORD, serving him with a united will.

NET Bible
Know for sure that I will then enable the nations to give me acceptable praise. All of them will invoke the LORD's name when they pray, and will worship him in unison.

New Heart English Bible
For then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that they may all call on the name of the LORD, to serve him shoulder to shoulder.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Then I will give all people pure lips to worship the LORD and to serve him with one purpose.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For then will I turn to the peoples A pure language, That they may all call upon the name of the LORD, To serve Him with one consent.

New American Standard 1977
“For then I will give to the peoples purified lips, That all of them may call on the name of the LORD, To serve Him shoulder to shoulder.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For then I will restore to the peoples the pure language that they may all call upon the name of the LORD to serve him with one consent.

King James 2000 Bible
For then will I restore to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one accord.

American King James Version
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call on the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

American Standard Version
For then will I turn to the peoples of a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
From the boundaries of the rivers of Ethiopia will I receive my dispersed ones; they shall offer sacrifices to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because then I will restore to the people a chosen lip, that all may call upon the name of the Lord, and may serve him with one shoulder.

Darby Bible Translation
For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent.

English Revised Version
For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

Webster's Bible Translation
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

World English Bible
For then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that they may all call on the name of Yahweh, to serve him shoulder to shoulder.

Young's Literal Translation
For then do I turn unto peoples a pure lip, To call all of them by the name of Jehovah, To serve Him with one shoulder.
Study Bible
Purification of the Nations
9For then I will restore pure lips to the peoples, that all may call upon the name of the LORD and serve Him shoulder to shoulder. 10From beyond the rivers of Cush My worshipers, My scattered people, will bring Me an offering.…
Cross References
Genesis 4:26
And to Seth also a son was born, and he called him Enosh. At that time men began to call upon the name of the LORD.

Psalm 22:27
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD. All the families of the nations will bow down before Him.

Psalm 86:9
All the nations You have made will come and bow before You, O Lord, and they will glorify Your name.

Isaiah 19:18
In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the LORD of Hosts. One of them will be called the City of the Sun.

Isaiah 57:19
bringing praise to their lips. "Peace, peace to those far and near," says the LORD, "and I will heal them."

Ezekiel 37:17
Then join them together into one stick, so that they become one in your hand.

Habakkuk 2:14
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

Zephaniah 2:11
The LORD will be terrifying to them when He starves all the gods of the earth. Then the nations of every shore will bow in worship to Him, each in their own place.

Treasury of Scripture

For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call on the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

will.

Isaiah 19:18
In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.

Matthew 12:35
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

language.

Genesis 11:1
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

that.

1 Kings 8:41-43
Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake; …

Psalm 22:27
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

Psalm 86:9,10
All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name…

consent.







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

then
אָ֛ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 227: At that time, place, therefore

I will restore
אֶהְפֹּ֥ךְ (’eh·pōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2015: To turn about, over, to change, overturn, return, pervert

pure
בְרוּרָ֑ה (ḇə·rū·rāh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1305: To clarify, examine, select

lips
שָׂפָ֣ה (śā·p̄āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the peoples,
עַמִּ֖ים (‘am·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

that all
כֻלָּם֙ (ḵul·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

may call
לִקְרֹ֤א (liq·rō)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

upon the name
בְּשֵׁ֣ם (bə·šêm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

of the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and serve Him
לְעָבְד֖וֹ (lə·‘ā·ḇə·ḏōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

shoulder
שְׁכֶ֥ם (šə·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7926: The neck, as the place of burdens, the spur of a, hill

to shoulder.
אֶחָֽד׃ (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first
Verses 9-20. - Part III. PROMISE OF THE CONVERSION OF THE WORLD AND THE HAPPINESS OF ISRAEL. Verses 9, 10. - § 1. The heathen shall be converted, and shall help in the restoration of Israel. Verse 9. - Will I turn to the people (peoples) a pure language (lip). When his judgments have done their work, God will bring the heathen to the knowledge of him. He will purify their lips, which have been polluted with the names of idols and the worship offered to false gods (Psalm 16:4; Hosea 2:17); the confusion of Babel shall be done away, and all shall speak the language of faith in one God. This, of course, points to Messianic times. For "pure lip," the Vulgate has, labium electum; the LXX., by a mistake of a letter (bhedurah for bherurah), γλῶσσαν εἰς γενεὰν αὐτῆς (so. γῆς), "a tongue for her generation." With one consent; literally, with one shoulder; ὑπὸ ζυγὸν ἕνα, "under one yoke" (Septuagint); humero uno (Vulgate). The metaphor implies that all will help to carry the same burden, and to accomplish the same work, bearing the gospel throughout the world, and being all of one mind in the service of Jehovah (Jeremiah 32:39; Isaiah 19:23, 24; Revelation 11:15). 3:8-13 The preaching of the gospel is predicted, when vengeance would be executed on the Jewish nation. The purifying doctrines of the gospel, or the pure language of the grace of the Lord, would teach men to use the language of humility, repentance, and faith. Purity and piety in common conversation is good. The pure and happy state of the church in the latter days seems intended. The Lord will shut out boasting, and leave men nothing to glory in, save the Lord Jesus, as made of God to them wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Humiliation for sin, and obligations to the Redeemer, will make true believers upright and sincere, whatever may be the case among mere professors.
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