36 Zep 3:01-08 Jerusalem Will Be Punished

  1. Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

  2. She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.

  3. Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

  4. Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

  5. The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.

  6. I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant.

  7. I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.

  8. Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.