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Zephaniah 1

1The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, during the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah:

Judgment on the Whole Earth in the Day of the Lord

“I will sweep away everything
    from the face of the earth,”
declares the Lord.
“I will sweep away both man and beast;
    I will sweep away the birds in the sky
    and the fish in the sea—
    and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble.”[a]

“When I destroy all mankind
    on the face of the earth,”
declares the Lord,
“I will stretch out my hand against Judah
    and against all who live in Jerusalem.
I will destroy every remnant of Baal worship in this place,
    the very names of the idolatrous priests—
those who bow down on the roofs
    to worship the starry host,
those who bow down and swear by the Lord
    and who also swear by Molek,[b]
those who turn back from following the Lord
    and neither seek the Lord nor inquire of him.”

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord,
    for the day of the Lord is near.
The Lord has prepared a sacrifice;
    he has consecrated those he has invited.

“On the day of the Lord’s sacrifice
    I will punish the officials
    and the king’s sons
and all those clad
    in foreign clothes.
On that day I will punish
    all who avoid stepping on the threshold,[c]
who fill the temple of their gods
    with violence and deceit.

10 “On that day,”
    declares the Lord,
“a cry will go up from the Fish Gate,
    wailing from the New Quarter,
    and a loud crash from the hills.
11 Wail, you who live in the market district[d];
    all your merchants will be wiped out,
    all who trade with[e] silver will be destroyed.
12 At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps
    and punish those who are complacent,
    who are like wine left on its dregs,
who think, ‘The Lord will do nothing,
    either good or bad.’
13 Their wealth will be plundered,
    their houses demolished.
Though they build houses,
    they will not live in them;
though they plant vineyards,
    they will not drink the wine.”

14 The great day of the Lord is near—
    near and coming quickly.
The cry on the day of the Lord is bitter;
    the Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry.
15 That day will be a day of wrath—
    a day of distress and anguish,
        a day of trouble and ruin,
    a day of darkness and gloom,
        a day of clouds and blackness—
16     a day of trumpet and battle cry
against the fortified cities
    and against the corner towers.

17 “I will bring such distress on all people
    that they will grope about like those who are blind,
    because they have sinned against the Lord.
Their blood will be poured out like dust
    and their entrails like dung.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold
    will be able to save them
    on the day of the Lord’s wrath.”

In the fire of his jealousy
    the whole earth will be consumed,
for he will make a sudden end
    of all who live on the earth.

Notas al pie

  1. Zephaniah 1:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
  2. Zephaniah 1:5 Hebrew Malkam
  3. Zephaniah 1:9 See 1 Samuel 5:5.
  4. Zephaniah 1:11 Or the Mortar
  5. Zephaniah 1:11 Or in

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zeffaniya 1

1Ekigambo kya Mukama ekyajjira Zeffaniya mutabani wa Kuusi, muzzukulu wa Gedaliya, muzzukulu wa Amaliya, muzzukulu wa Keezeekiya, mu mirembe gya Yosiya mutabani wa Amoni, Kabaka wa Yuda.

Okulabula kw’Omusango n’Okuzikirizibwa kwa Yuda

“Ndizikiririza ddala byonna okuva ku nsi,” bw’ayogera Mukama.
“Ndizikiriza abantu wamu n’ensolo;
    ndizikiriza ebinyonyi eby’omu bbanga
    n’ebyennyanja;
ababi balisigaza ntuumu ya kafakalimbo;
    bwe ndimalawo abantu okuva ku nsi,”
    bw’ayogera Mukama.
Ndigololera ku Yuda omukono gwange,
    era ne ku abo bonna abali mu Yerusaalemi;
era ekitundu kya Baali ekifisseewo n’ennyumba ya Bakemali,
    bakabona abasinza ebifaananyi, ndibazikiriza okuva mu kifo kino,
abo abavuunamira eggye ery’omu ggulu
    ku nnyumba waggulu,
ne balisinza n’abo abalayira mu linnya lya Mukama,
    ate nga balayira ne mu linnya lya Malukamu,
abo abadda emabega obutagoberera Mukama,
    wadde abo abatamunoonya newaakubadde okumwebuuzaako.

Siriikirira awali Mukama Katonda,
    kubanga olunaku lwa Mukama luli kumpi.
Mukama ategese ssaddaaka,
    era atukuzizza abagenyi be.

Ku lunaku olwa ssaddaaka ya Mukama,
    ndibonereza abakungu
    n’abaana ba Kabaka,
n’abo bonna abambadde
    ebyambalo ebitasaana.
Awo ku lunaku olwo ndibonereza
    abo bonna abeewala okulinnya ku muziziko,
n’abo abajjuza ennyumba ya Mukama waabwe
    ebikolwa eby’obukambwe n’obulimba.

10 Ku lunaku olwo, bw’ayogera Mukama,
    eddoboozi ery’okukaaba liriwulikika ku Mulyango ogw’Ebyennyanja,
    okukaaba okuva ku luuyi olwokubiri,
    n’okubwatuka okunene okuva ku nsozi.
11 Mwekaabireko, mmwe abali mu matwale g’akatale;
    abasuubuzi bammwe bonna zibasanze,
    n’abo abeebinika ffeeza balizikirizibwa.
12 Awo olulituuka mu biro ebyo ndimulisa Yerusaalemi n’ettabaaza nga nnoonya,
    mbonereze abo bonna abalagajjavu
    abali ng’omwenge ogutanasengejjebwa,
abalowooza nti Mukama
    talibaako ne ky’akolawo.
13 Obugagga bwabwe bulinyagibwa,
    n’ennyumba zaabwe zimenyebwemenyebwe.
Ne bwe balizimba ennyumba
    tebalizituulamu,
era balisimba ennimiro ez’emizabbibu nazo
    tebalinywa wayini wamu.

Olunaku lwa Mukama Olukulu

14 Olunaku lwa Mukama olukulu luli kumpi;
    ddala lunaatera okutuuka.
Wuliriza! Omulwanyi alikaabira eyo ng’aliko obuyinike bungi,
    n’okukaaba ku lunaku lwa Mukama kujja kuba kungi nnyo.
15 Olunaku olwo lunaku lwa busungu,
    lunaku lwa buyinike n’okulaba ennaku,
lunaku lwa mutawaana n’okuzikirira,
    olunaku olw’ekikome n’ekizikiza,
    olunaku lw’ebire n’ekizikiza ekikutte ennyo;
16 olunaku olw’okufuuwa ekkondeere n’okulangirira olutalo
    ku bibuga ebiriko ebigo
    n’eri eminaala emigulumivu.

17 Ndireeta, obuyinike ku bantu,
    batambule ng’abazibe b’amaaso,
    kubanga bakoze ebibi mu maaso ga Mukama,
omusaayi gwabwe guliyiyibwa ng’enfuufu,
    n’ebyenda byabwe bivundire kungulu.
18 Effeeza yaabwe ne zaabu yaabwe
    tebiriyinza kubataasa
    ku lunaku olw’obusungu bwa Mukama.

Ensi yonna erizikirizibwa
    omuliro gw’obuggya bwe,
era alimalirawo ddala
    abo bonna abali mu nsi.