The King James Version Bible

Zephaniah 1:6-13

  1. And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him.

  2. Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.

  3. And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.

  4. In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.

  5. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills.

  6. Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.

  7. And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.

  8. Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.