0 Zephaniah Introduction

I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD. I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea. 1:2

Trivia: What city will God search with candles?

And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men ... their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. - Zephaniah 1:17

Zephaniah for Skeptics

God has great plans for us all. Here are some of the details.

  • God plans to kill every living thing. 1:2-3
  • He will "cut off" all those who "have not sought the Lord" or who worship another god. 1:4-6
  • He "will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel." 1:8
  • "The day of the LORD is at hand." 1:7, 1:14
  • God doesn't have night-vision, so he needs candles when he comes to punish the people that say, "The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil." 1:12
  • He will "bring distress upon men" so that they "walk like blind men." He will pour out their blood like dust and "their flesh as dung." 1:17
  • Hide from God and hope he doesn't find you. 2:1-3
  • God will kill all the inhabitants of the sea coast. 2:5
  • He will destroy Moab and Ammon just like he did to Sodom and Gomorrah. 2:9
  • He will kill the Ethiopians with his own sword. 2:12
  • "Every one that passeth by her [Assyria] shall hiss, and wag his hand." 2:15
  • God brags about destroying cities and killing all of the inhabitants. 3:6
  • "All of the earth shall be devoured with the fire" of God's jealousy. 3:8
  • The Singing God: "God will joy over thee with singing." 3:17

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