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Bible Commentaries
Zephaniah 2

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Introduction

Overview

Zephaniah 2:1, An exhortation to repentance; Zephaniah 2:4, The judgment of the Philistines, Zephaniah 2:8, of Moab and Ammon, Zephaniah 2:12. of Ethiopia, Zephaniah 2:13. and of Assyria.

Verse 1

gather together: 2 Chronicles 20:4, Nehemiah 8:1, Nehemiah 9:1, Esther 4:16, Joel 1:14, Joel 2:12-18, Matthew 18:20

O nation: Isaiah 1:4-6, Isaiah 1:10-15, Jeremiah 12:7-9, Zechariah 11:8

desired: or, desirous, Isaiah 26:8, Isaiah 26:9

Reciprocal: Joshua 7:13 - sanctify Jeremiah 29:13 - ye shall Ezekiel 36:7 - the heathen Hosea 5:15 - in their Hosea 6:1 - and let Hosea 10:12 - time Zechariah 1:2 - Lord Zechariah 7:7 - cried

Verse 2

the decree: Zephaniah 3:8, 2 Kings 22:16, 2 Kings 22:17, 2 Kings 23:26, 2 Kings 23:27, Ezekiel 12:25, Matthew 24:35, 2 Peter 3:4-10

as: Job 21:18, Psalms 1:4, Isaiah 17:13, Isaiah 41:15, Isaiah 41:16, Hosea 13:3

before the fierce: Zephaniah 1:18, 2 Chronicles 36:16, 2 Chronicles 36:17, Psalms 2:12, Psalms 50:22, Jeremiah 23:20, Lamentations 4:11, Nahum 1:6, Malachi 4:1, Malachi 4:2, Luke 13:24-28

before the day of: Psalms 95:7, Psalms 95:8

Reciprocal: Joshua 7:13 - sanctify 1 Chronicles 16:11 - Seek Psalms 105:4 - Seek Isaiah 13:6 - for the day Jeremiah 4:4 - lest Jeremiah 5:31 - and what Jeremiah 13:24 - as Ezekiel 13:5 - the day Daniel 4:27 - if it Amos 5:13 - an evil Zephaniah 1:15 - is Malachi 3:17 - and I Acts 2:20 - great

Verse 3

Seek ye: Psalms 105:4, Isaiah 55:6, Isaiah 55:7, Jeremiah 3:13, Jeremiah 3:14, Jeremiah 4:1, Jeremiah 4:2, Jeremiah 29:12, Jeremiah 29:13, Hosea 7:10, Hosea 10:12, Amos 5:4-6, Amos 5:14, Amos 5:15, Matthew 7:7, Matthew 7:8

all: 2 Chronicles 34:27, 2 Chronicles 34:28, Psalms 22:26, Psalms 25:8, Psalms 25:9, Psalms 76:9, Psalms 149:4, Isaiah 61:1, Jeremiah 22:15, Jeremiah 22:16, Zechariah 8:19, Matthew 5:5, James 1:21, James 1:22, 1 Peter 3:4

seek righteousness: Philippians 3:13, Philippians 3:14, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:10, 1 Peter 1:22, 2 Peter 3:18

it may: 2 Samuel 12:22, Joel 2:13, Joel 2:14, Amos 5:15, Jonah 3:9

hid: Genesis 7:15, Genesis 7:16, Exodus 12:27, Psalms 31:20, Psalms 32:6, Psalms 32:7, Psalms 57:1, Psalms 91:1, Proverbs 18:10, Isaiah 26:20, Isaiah 26:21, Jeremiah 39:18, Jeremiah 45:5, Colossians 3:2-4

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 14:6 - it may be 1 Chronicles 16:11 - Seek Psalms 10:4 - will not Psalms 25:10 - keep Psalms 147:6 - lifteth up Isaiah 1:17 - seek Isaiah 3:10 - Say ye Isaiah 11:4 - for the meek Isaiah 13:6 - for the day Isaiah 29:19 - meek Isaiah 51:1 - ye that seek Jeremiah 5:31 - and what Jeremiah 36:3 - may be Lamentations 3:29 - if Ezekiel 13:5 - the day Ezekiel 14:20 - by Daniel 4:27 - if it Amos 5:13 - an evil Micah 6:8 - to do Acts 2:20 - great Ephesians 4:2 - lowliness James 3:13 - with meekness Revelation 7:3 - till

Verse 4

Gaza: Jeremiah 25:20, Jeremiah 47:1-7, Ezekiel 25:15-17, Amos 1:6-8, Zechariah 9:5-7

at: Psalms 91:6, Jeremiah 6:4, Jeremiah 15:8

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 2:23 - Azzah Joshua 5:1 - which were by Joshua 13:3 - five Lords Joshua 15:45 - Ekron Joshua 15:47 - Gaza 1 Kings 14:15 - root up Israel Isaiah 14:30 - and I Jeremiah 47:5 - Gaza Ezekiel 25:16 - Cherethims Amos 1:7 - I will Amos 1:8 - and the Obadiah 1:19 - the plain

Verse 5

Cherethites: Jeremiah 47:7, Ezekiel 25:16, Cherethims

the word: Amos 3:1, Amos 5:1, Zechariah 1:6, Mark 12:12

O Canaan: Joshua 13:3, Judges 3:3

Reciprocal: Leviticus 23:30 - General 1 Samuel 30:14 - the Cherethites 2 Samuel 8:18 - the Cherethites 1 Kings 1:38 - the Cherethites 1 Chronicles 18:17 - Cherethites Isaiah 11:14 - the Philistines Isaiah 12:6 - great Jeremiah 2:15 - his cities Jeremiah 46:19 - waste

Verse 6

the sea: Zephaniah 2:14, Zephaniah 2:15, Isaiah 17:2, Ezekiel 25:5

Reciprocal: Isaiah 5:17 - shall the lambs Isaiah 7:25 - but it Jeremiah 33:12 - in all Jeremiah 47:7 - the sea Romans 9:29 - we had been

Verse 7

the coast: Isaiah 14:29-32, Obadiah 1:19, Zechariah 9:6, Zechariah 9:7, Acts 8:26, Acts 8:40

the remnant: Zephaniah 2:9, Isaiah 11:11, Jeremiah 31:7, Micah 2:12, Micah 4:7, Micah 5:3-8, Haggai 1:12, Haggai 2:2, Romans 11:5

for: or, when, etc

shall visit: Genesis 50:24, Exodus 4:31, Luke 1:68, Luke 7:16

turn: Zephaniah 3:20, Psalms 85:1, Psalms 126:1-4, Isaiah 14:1, Jeremiah 3:18, Jeremiah 23:3, Jeremiah 29:14, Jeremiah 30:3, Jeremiah 30:18, Jeremiah 30:19, Jeremiah 33:7, Ezekiel 39:25, Amos 9:14, Amos 9:15, Micah 4:10

Reciprocal: Ezra 2:1 - whom Nebuchadnezzar Isaiah 23:17 - visit Jeremiah 29:10 - I will Jeremiah 33:12 - in all Jeremiah 47:7 - the sea Hosea 6:11 - when Zephaniah 3:13 - remnant Zechariah 10:3 - visited

Verse 8

heard: Jeremiah 48:27-29, Ezekiel 25:8-11

the revilings: Psalms 83:4-7, Jeremiah 49:1, Ezekiel 25:3-7, Ezekiel 36:2, Amos 1:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:29 - cursed Isaiah 15:1 - Moab Jeremiah 12:14 - against Jeremiah 25:21 - Moab Jeremiah 30:16 - General Jeremiah 48:1 - Moab Jeremiah 48:24 - Bozrah Jeremiah 48:26 - for he Jeremiah 48:29 - heard Lamentations 2:16 - We have swallowed Lamentations 3:61 - General Ezekiel 21:28 - concerning the Ezekiel 25:2 - the Ammonites Ezekiel 25:6 - rejoiced Ezekiel 28:26 - despise Ezekiel 36:5 - against the Ezekiel 36:15 - thou bear Joel 3:2 - and parted Amos 2:1 - of Moab Zephaniah 2:10 - for Zechariah 2:8 - the nations

Verse 9

as I: Numbers 14:21, Isaiah 49:18, Jeremiah 46:18, Romans 14:11

Surely: Isaiah 11:14, Isaiah 15:1 - Isaiah 16:14, Isaiah 25:10, Jeremiah 48:1 - Jeremiah 49:7, Ezekiel 25:1 - Ezekiel 26:21, Amos 1:13-15, Amos 2:1-3

as Gomorrah: Zephaniah 2:14, Genesis 19:24, Genesis 19:25, Deuteronomy 29:23, Isaiah 13:19, Isaiah 13:20, Isaiah 34:9-13, Jeremiah 49:18, Jeremiah 50:40

the residue: Zephaniah 2:7, Zephaniah 3:13, Joel 3:19, Joel 3:20, Micah 5:7, Micah 5:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:38 - children Genesis 27:29 - cursed Judges 9:45 - beat 2 Kings 2:20 - salt therein Job 30:7 - the nettles Job 31:40 - thistles Psalms 107:33 - turneth Isaiah 1:9 - we should Isaiah 16:6 - have Isaiah 17:14 - the portion Isaiah 34:13 - thorns Jeremiah 17:6 - a salt Jeremiah 20:16 - as Jeremiah 31:7 - remnant Jeremiah 48:9 - the cities Jeremiah 48:21 - the plain Jeremiah 49:33 - a dwelling Ezekiel 16:50 - therefore Ezekiel 21:32 - thou shalt be no Ezekiel 28:26 - despise Ezekiel 33:11 - As I live Ezekiel 35:9 - perpetual Ezekiel 39:10 - shall spoil Hosea 11:8 - Admah Zechariah 2:9 - and they Luke 17:29 - General 2 Peter 2:6 - turning

Verse 10

for: Zephaniah 2:8, Isaiah 16:6, Jeremiah 48:29, Daniel 4:37, Daniel 5:20-23, Obadiah 1:3, 1 Peter 5:5

and magnified: Exodus 9:17, Exodus 10:3, Isaiah 10:12-15, Isaiah 37:22-29, Ezekiel 38:14-18

Reciprocal: Job 19:5 - magnify Isaiah 17:14 - the portion Jeremiah 48:14 - We Jeremiah 48:27 - was not Lamentations 1:9 - for Ezekiel 25:6 - rejoiced Ezekiel 39:10 - shall spoil Zechariah 9:6 - General

Verse 11

for: Deuteronomy 32:38, Hosea 2:17, Zechariah 13:2

famish: Heb. make lean

and men: Psalms 2:8-12, Psalms 22:27-30, Psalms 72:8-11, Psalms 72:17, Psalms 86:9, Psalms 97:6-8, Psalms 117:1, Psalms 117:2, Psalms 138:4, Isaiah 2:2-4, Isaiah 11:9, Isaiah 11:10, Micah 4:1-3, Zechariah 2:11, Zechariah 8:20, Zechariah 8:23, Zechariah 14:9-21, Malachi 1:11, John 4:21-23, 1 Timothy 2:8, Revelation 11:15

the isles: Genesis 10:5, Isaiah 24:14-16, Isaiah 42:4, Isaiah 42:10, Isaiah 49:1

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:12 - against Numbers 33:4 - upon their gods Joshua 3:11 - the Lord 1 Samuel 5:3 - Dagon was Psalms 65:5 - afar Psalms 97:1 - let the multitude of isles Isaiah 11:11 - the islands Isaiah 17:4 - the fatness Isaiah 24:15 - isles Isaiah 40:15 - the isles Isaiah 51:5 - the isles Isaiah 56:3 - joined Isaiah 60:9 - the isles Isaiah 66:19 - the isles Jeremiah 10:11 - they Jeremiah 31:10 - declare Jeremiah 43:12 - in the Jeremiah 46:25 - with their Jeremiah 50:2 - her idols Jeremiah 51:18 - in the Ezekiel 30:13 - I will also Ezekiel 39:6 - in the isles Daniel 11:18 - the isles Zechariah 14:20 - shall there Acts 11:1 - the Gentiles Acts 19:27 - that not 1 Thessalonians 1:9 - ye

Verse 12

Ethiopians: Isaiah 18:1-7, Isaiah 20:4, Isaiah 20:5, Isaiah 43:3, Jeremiah 46:9, Jeremiah 46:10, Ezekiel 30:4-9

my: Psalms 17:13, Isaiah 10:5, Isaiah 13:5, Jeremiah 47:6, Jeremiah 47:7, Jeremiah 51:20-23

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:41 - whet Isaiah 34:5 - my sword Jeremiah 12:12 - the sword Jeremiah 25:33 - the slain Ezekiel 21:3 - will draw Ezekiel 30:9 - messengers Ezekiel 30:24 - and put

Verse 13

he will: Psalms 83:8, Psalms 83:9, Isaiah 10:12, Isaiah 10:16, Isaiah 11:11, Ezekiel 31:3-18

will make: Nahum 1:1, Nahum 2:10, Nahum 2:11, Nahum 3:7, Nahum 3:15, Nahum 3:18, Nahum 3:19, Zechariah 10:10, Zechariah 10:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 10:11 - Nineveh Psalms 107:33 - turneth Isaiah 14:17 - made Jeremiah 49:33 - a dwelling Jeremiah 50:18 - as I Jonah 1:2 - Nineveh Jonah 3:2 - Nineveh Nahum 1:8 - the place

Verse 14

flocks: Zephaniah 2:6, Isaiah 13:19-22, Isaiah 34:11-17, Revelation 18:2

cormorant: or, pelican

upper lintels: or, knops, or chapiters, Amos 9:1

for he shall uncover: or, when he hath uncovered

the cedar: Jeremiah 22:14

Reciprocal: Psalms 102:6 - a pelican Isaiah 5:17 - shall the lambs Isaiah 14:17 - made Isaiah 14:23 - make Ezekiel 25:5 - a stable Zephaniah 2:9 - as Gomorrah

Verse 15

the rejoicing: Isaiah 10:12-14, Isaiah 22:2, Isaiah 47:7, Revelation 18:7-10

I am: Isaiah 47:8, Ezekiel 28:2, Ezekiel 28:9, Ezekiel 29:3

how is: Isaiah 14:4, Isaiah 14:5, Lamentations 1:1, Lamentations 2:1, Revelation 18:10-19

every: 1 Kings 9:7, 1 Kings 9:8, Job 27:23, Psalms 52:6, Psalms 52:7, Lamentations 2:15, Ezekiel 27:36, Nahum 3:19, Matthew 27:39

Reciprocal: Isaiah 14:13 - thou Jeremiah 9:26 - Egypt Jeremiah 19:8 - General Jeremiah 49:17 - shall hiss Jeremiah 49:31 - that Jeremiah 50:13 - every Jeremiah 51:37 - an hissing Ezekiel 25:5 - a stable Ezekiel 25:6 - thou hast Ezekiel 26:17 - How art Ezekiel 30:9 - careless Obadiah 1:5 - how Nahum 3:6 - will set Zephaniah 2:6 - the sea Acts 28:4 - beast

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Zephaniah 2". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/zephaniah-2.html.
 
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