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Zephaniah 2 Commentary

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Zephaniah 2:1-3 meaning

Zephaniah exhorts the people of Judah to repent to avoid the judgment of God upon Judah. He also exhorts the righteous within Judah to seek God, for perhaps He might hide them from suffering when Judah is judged.

Zephaniah 2:4-7 meaning

Zephaniah pronounces judgment against Philistia. The LORD will destroy the Philistines and give their land as pasture to the Judahites. The destruction upon Philistia should serve as a warning to Judah, for them to repent and return to their LORD.

Zephaniah 2:8-11 meaning

The LORD pronounces judgment against Moab and Ammon for their arrogance against His covenant people. He will destroy them like Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.

Zephaniah 2:12 meaning

The LORD pronounces judgment against the Ethiopians. He will judge them with the sword of war.

Zephaniah 2:13-15 meaning

Zephaniah pronounces judgment against Assyria for her pride and arrogance. God will make Nineveh a ruin, and the land of Assyria will be emptied of population and become a place for pasturing animals.