Zephaniah 2

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(Zep 2:1) Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired;
(Zep 2:2) Before the decree bring forth, {before} the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of the Lord's anger come upon you.
(Zep 2:3) Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger.
(Zep 2:4) For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.
(Zep 2:5) Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the Lord {is} against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.
(Zep 2:6) And the sea coast shall be dwellings {and} cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
(Zep 2:7) 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.
(Zep 2:8) I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified {themselves} against their border.
(Zep 2:9) Therefore {as} I live, saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, {even} the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.
(Zep 2:10) This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified {themselves} against the people of the Lord of hosts.
(Zep 2:11) The Lord {will be} terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and {men} shall worship him, every one from his place, {even} all the isles of the heathen.
(Zep 2:12) Ye Ethiopians also, ye {shall be} slain by my sword.
(Zep 2:13) And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, {and} dry like a wilderness.
(Zep 2:14) And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; {their} voice shall sing in the windows; desolation {shall be} in the thresholds; for he shall uncover the cedar work.
(Zep 2:15) This {is} the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I {am}, and {there is} none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, {and} wag his hand.
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