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Zefaniasʼ Bog 1:1-18

Zefanias forudsiger verdens og Judas undergang

1Zefanias var søn af Kushi, der var søn af Gedalja, der var søn af Amarja, der var søn af Hizkija. Han modtog følgende profetiske budskab fra Herren, mens Josias, Amons søn, var konge i Juda.

2„Jeg vil fjerne alt fra jordens overflade,” erklærer Herren.

3„Jeg vil udrydde både mennesker og dyr.

Jeg vil fjerne alt, hvad der førte mennesket til fald,

sammen med de mennesker, der faldt.

Hele menneskeheden skal forsvinde fra jordens overflade.

4Jeg vil straffe Judas folk

og ramme Jerusalems indbyggere.

Jeg vil fjerne, hvad der er tilbage af afgudsdyrkelsen

og udrydde alle afgudspræsterne.

Jeg gør det af med mine frafaldne præster,

så ingen vil huske dem mere.

5Jeg vil udrydde dem, der på husenes tage

tilbeder solen, månen og stjernerne,

og dem, der lover mig troskab,

men samtidig tilbeder Molok.1,5 Eller: „deres konge”, dvs. deres afgud. Afguden Molok kaldes også Milkom.

6Jeg vil udrydde dem, som har vendt mig ryggen,

så de ikke længere søger at gøre min vilje.”

7Vis ærefrygt for den almægtige Gud,

for han vil snart udføre sin dom.

Han har besluttet at ramme sit folk

og har allerede udvalgt nogle til opgaven.

8Herren siger: „Jeg vil straffe Judas ledere og kongeslægten,

ja, alle der tilbeder fremmede guder.

9Jeg vil straffe alle afgudsdyrkerne,

som i deres templer planlægger vold og bedrageri.1,9 Teksten er uklar.

10Når fjenden kommer, vil der lyde skrig fra Fiskeporten,

høje råb fra den nye bydel

og voldsomme tumulter fra de omkringliggende høje.

11I, der bor på markedspladsen i dalsænkningen,

sørg og græd, for I bliver de første, der omkommer.

12Jeg vil gennemsøge Jerusalem med lys og lygte,

straffe de selvsikre syndere, der tror,

at Gud er ligeglad med, hvad de gør.

13Fjenden vil plyndre deres huse

og stjæle deres rigdomme.

De kommer aldrig til at bo i de huse,

som de er i færd med at bygge.

De kommer ikke til at smage vinen fra de vingårde,

de har haft så travlt med at anlægge.

14Min dom vil snart ramme jer.

Dagen er nær og kommer med hast.

Det bliver en frygtelig dag,

hvor selv de tapreste mænd vil græde,

15for jeg udøser min vrede over byen.

Det bliver en dag fuld af nød og fortvivlelse,

af ødelæggelse og undergang,

håbløshed og mismod,

dysterhed og mørke,

og kulsorte skyer på himlen.

16Det bliver en dag med hornsignaler

og høje krigsråb.

Selv de befæstede byer bukker under,

og de høje fæstningstårne falder sammen.

17Jeg vil ramme dem så hårdt,

at de raver rundt som i blinde,

for de har syndet imod mig.

Strømme af blod vil flyde i støvet,

ligene ligge og rådne på jorden.

18Deres sølv og guld kan ikke redde dem,

når jeg udfører min dom over dem.

Min glødende vrede vil sætte verden i brand,

så hele jordens befolkning får en brat og frygtelig død.”

New International Reader's Version

Zephaniah 1:1-18

1A message from the Lord came to Zephaniah, the son of Cushi. Cushi was the son of Gedaliah. Gedaliah was the son of Amariah. Amariah was the son of King Hezekiah. The Lord spoke to Zephaniah during the rule of Josiah. He was king of Judah and the son of Amon.

The Lord Will Judge the Whole World

2“I will sweep away everything

from the face of the earth,”

announces the Lord.

3“I will destroy people and animals alike.

I will wipe out the birds in the sky

and the fish in the waters.

I will destroy the statues of gods that cause evil people to sin.

That will happen when I destroy all human beings on the face of the earth,”

announces the Lord.

4“I will reach out my powerful hand against Judah.

I will punish all those who live in Jerusalem.

I will destroy from this place

what is left of Baal worship.

The priests who serve other gods

will be removed.

5I will destroy those who bow down on their roofs

to worship all the stars.

I will destroy those who make promises

not only in my name but also in the name of Molek.

6I will destroy those who stop following the Lord.

They no longer look to him or ask him for advice.

7Be silent in front of him.

He is the Lord and King.

The day of the Lord is near.

The Lord has prepared a sacrifice.

He has set apart for himself

the people he has invited.

8When the Lord’s sacrifice is ready to be offered,

I will punish the officials and the king’s sons.

I will also judge all those who follow

the practices of other nations.

9At that time I will punish

all those who worship other gods.

They fill the temples of their gods

with lies and other harmful things.

10“At that time people at the Fish Gate in Jerusalem

will cry out,” announces the Lord.

“So will those at the New Quarter.

The buildings on the hills will come crashing down

with a loud noise.

11Cry out, you who live in the market places.

All your merchants will be wiped out.

Those who trade in silver will be destroyed.

12At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps.

I will punish those who are so contented.

They are like wine that has not been shaken up.

They think, ‘The Lord won’t do anything.

He won’t do anything good or bad.’

13Their wealth will be stolen.

Their houses will be destroyed.

They will build houses.

But they will not live in them.

They will plant vineyards.

But they will not drink the wine they produce.

14The great day of the Lord is near.

In fact, it is coming quickly.

The cries on that day are bitter.

The Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry.

15At that time I will pour out my anger.

There will be great suffering and pain.

It will be a day of horrible trouble.

It will be a time of darkness and gloom.

It will be filled with the blackest clouds.

16Trumpet blasts and battle cries will be heard.

Soldiers will attack cities

that have forts and corner towers.

17I will bring great trouble on all people.

So they will feel their way around like blind people.

They have sinned against the Lord.

Their blood will be poured out like dust.

Their bodies will lie rotting on the ground.

18Their silver and gold

won’t save them

on the day the Lord pours out his anger.

The whole earth will be burned up

when his jealous anger blazes out.

Everyone who lives on earth

will come to a sudden end.”