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Sefaniah 1

1Ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa tí ó tọ Sefaniah ọmọ Kuṣi, ọmọ Gedaliah, ọmọ Amariah, ọmọ Hesekiah, ní ìgbà Josiah ọmọ Amoni ọba Juda.

Ìkìlọ̀ fún ìparun tí ń bọ̀

“Èmi yóò mú gbogbo nǹkan kúrò
    lórí ilẹ̀ náà pátápátá,”
    ni Olúwa wí.
“Èmi yóò mú ènìyàn àti ẹranko
    kúrò; èmi yóò mú àwọn ẹyẹ ojú
    ọ̀run kúrò àti ẹja inú Òkun, àti
ohun ìdìgbòlù pẹ̀lú àwọn
    ènìyàn búburú; èmi yóò ké ènìyàn kúrò lórí ilẹ̀ ayé,”
    ni Olúwa wí.

Ìlòdì sí Juda

“Èmi yóò na ọwọ́ mi sórí Juda
    àti sórí gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn tí ń gbé ní Jerusalẹmu.
Èmi yóò sì ké kúrò níhìn-ín-yìí ìyókù àwọn Baali, àti orúkọ àwọn abọ̀rìṣà
    pẹ̀lú àwọn àlùfáà abọ̀rìṣà,
àti àwọn tí ń foríbalẹ̀ lórí òrùlé,
    àwọn tí ń sin ogun ọ̀run,
àwọn tó ń foríbalẹ̀, tí wọ́n sì ń fi Olúwa búra,
    tí wọ́n sì ń fi Moleki búra.
Àwọn tí ó yípadà kúrò lọ́dọ̀ Olúwa;
    Àti àwọn tí kò tí wá Olúwa, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni wọn kò sì béèrè rẹ̀.”

Ẹ dákẹ́ jẹ́ẹ́ níwájú Olúwa Olódùmarè,
    nítorí tí ọjọ́ Olúwa kù sí dẹ̀dẹ̀.
Olúwa ti pèsè ẹbọ kan sílẹ̀,
    ó sì ti ya àwọn alápèjẹ rẹ̀ sí mímọ́.

“Ní ọjọ́ ẹbọ Olúwa,
    Èmi yóò bẹ àwọn olórí wò, àti àwọn
    ọmọ ọba ọkùnrin,
pẹ̀lú gbogbo
    àwọn tí ó wọ àjèjì aṣọ.
Ní ọjọ́ náà, èmi yóò fi ìyà jẹ
    gbogbo àwọn tí ó yẹra láti rìn lórí ìloro ẹnu-ọ̀nà,
tí wọ́n sì kún tẹmpili àwọn ọlọ́run wọn
    pẹ̀lú ìwà ipá àti ẹ̀tàn.

10 “Ní ọjọ́ náà,” ni Olúwa wí,
    “Ohùn ẹkún yóò wà láti ìhà Ibodè ẹja,
    híhu láti ìhà kejì wá àti
    ariwo ńlá láti òkè kékeré wá.
11 Ẹ hu, ẹ̀yin tí ń gbé ní (Maktẹsi) agbègbè ọjà,
    gbogbo àwọn oníṣòwò rẹ̀ ni a ó mú kúrò,
    gbogbo àwọn ẹni tí ó ń ra fàdákà ni a ó sì parun.
12 Ní àkókò wọ̀n-ọn-nì, èmi yóò wá Jerusalẹmu kiri pẹ̀lú fìtílà,
    èmi ó sì fi ìyà jẹ àwọn tí kò ní ìtẹ́lọ́rùn,
    tí wọn sì dàbí àwọn ènìyàn tí ó sinmi sínú gẹ̀dẹ̀gẹ́dẹ̀ wọn,
àwọn tí wọn sì ń wí ní ọkàn wọn pé, ‘Olúwa kì yóò ṣe nǹkan kan
    tí ó jẹ́ rere tàbí tí ó jẹ́ búburú.’
13 Nítorí náà, ọrọ̀ wọn yóò di ìkógun,
    àti ilé wọn yóò sì run.
Àwọn yóò sì kọ́ ilé pẹ̀lú, ṣùgbọ́n
    wọn kì yóò gbé nínú ilé náà,
wọn yóò gbin ọgbà àjàrà,
    ṣùgbọ́n wọn kì yóò mu ọtí
wáìnì láti inú rẹ̀.”

Ọjọ́ ńlá Olúwa

14 “Ọjọ́ ńlá Olúwa kù sí dẹ̀dẹ̀,
    ó kù sí dẹ̀dẹ̀ ó sì ń yára bọ̀
kánkán. Ẹ tẹ́tí sílẹ̀, ohùn ẹkún
    àwọn alágbára ní ọjọ́ Olúwa yóò korò púpọ̀,
15 Ọjọ́ náà yóò jẹ́ ọjọ́ ìbínú,
    ọjọ́ ìrora àti ìpọ́njú,
ọjọ́ òfò àti idà ọjọ́ ìdahoro
    ọjọ́ òkùnkùn àti ìtẹ̀ba,
    ọjọ́ kurukuru àti òkùnkùn biribiri,
16 ọjọ́ ìpè àti ìpè ogun
    sí àwọn ìlú olódi
    àti sí àwọn ilé ìṣọ́ gíga.

17 “Èmi yóò sì mú ìpọ́njú wá sórí
    ènìyàn, wọn yóò sì máa rìn gẹ́gẹ́ bí afọ́jú,
    nítorí àwọn ti dẹ́ṣẹ̀ sí Olúwa.
Ẹ̀jẹ̀ wọn ni a ó sì tú jáde bí eruku
    àti ẹran-ara wọn bí ìgbẹ́.
18 Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni fàdákà tàbí wúrà wọn
    kì yóò sì le gbà wọ́n là
    ní ọjọ́ ìbínú Olúwa.”

Ṣùgbọ́n gbogbo ayé ni a ó fi iná
    ìjowú rẹ̀ parun,
nítorí òun yóò fi ìyára fi òpin sí
    gbogbo àwọn tí ń gbé ní ilẹ̀ ayé.

The Message

Zephaniah 1

No Longer Giving God a Thought or a Prayer

1God’s Message to Zephaniah son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah. It came during the reign of Josiah son of Amon, who was king of Judah:

“I’m going to make a clean sweep of the earth,
    a thorough housecleaning.” God’s Decree.

“Men and women and animals,
    including birds and fish—
Anything and everything that causes sin—will go,
    but especially people.

4-6 “I’ll start with Judah
    and everybody who lives in Jerusalem.
I’ll sweep the place clean of every trace
    of the sex-and-religion Baal shrines and their priests.
I’ll get rid of the people who sneak up to their rooftops at night
    to worship the star gods and goddesses;
Also those who continue to worship God
    but cover their bases by worshiping other king-gods as well;
Not to mention those who’ve dumped God altogether,
    no longer giving him a thought or offering a prayer.

7-13 “Quiet now!
    Reverent silence before me, God, the Master!
Time’s up. My Judgment Day is near:
    The Holy Day is all set, the invited guests made holy.
On the Holy Day, God’s Judgment Day,
    I will punish the leaders and the royal sons;
I will punish those who dress up like foreign priests and priestesses,
    Who introduce pagan prayers and practices;
And I’ll punish all who import pagan superstitions
    that turn holy places into hellholes.
Judgment Day!” God’s Decree!
    “Cries of panic from the city’s Fish Gate,
Cries of terror from the city’s Second Quarter,
    sounds of great crashing from the hills!
Wail, you shopkeepers on Market Street!
    Moneymaking has had its day. The god Money is dead.
On Judgment Day,
    I’ll search through every closet and alley in Jerusalem.
I’ll find and punish those who are sitting it out, fat and lazy,
    amusing themselves and taking it easy,
Who think, ‘God doesn’t do anything, good or bad.
    He isn’t involved, so neither are we.’
But just wait. They’ll lose everything they have,
    money and house and land.
They’ll build a house and never move in.
    They’ll plant vineyards and never taste the wine.

A Day of Darkness at Noon

14-18 “The Great Judgment Day of God is almost here.
    It’s countdown time: . . . seven, six, five, four . . .
Bitter and noisy cries on my Judgment Day,
    even strong men screaming for help.
Judgment Day is payday—my anger paid out:
    a day of distress and anguish,
    a day of catastrophic doom,
    a day of darkness at noon,
    a day of black storm clouds,
    a day of bloodcurdling war cries,
    as forts are assaulted,
    as defenses are smashed.
I’ll make things so bad they won’t know what hit them.
    They’ll walk around groping like the blind.
    They’ve sinned against God!
Their blood will be poured out like old dishwater,
    their guts shoveled into slop buckets.
Don’t plan on buying your way out.
    Your money is worthless for this.
This is the Day of God’s Judgment—my wrath!
    I care about sin with fiery passion—
A fire to burn up the corrupted world,
    a wildfire finish to the corrupting people.”