New International Version

Zephaniah 1:1-18

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

2“I will sweep away everything

from the face of the earth,”

declares the Lord.

3“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.”1:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.

“When I destroy all mankind

on the face of the earth,”

declares the Lord,

4“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—

5those 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,1:5 Hebrew Malkam

6those who turn back from following the Lord

and neither seek the Lord nor inquire of him.”

7Be 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.

8“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.

9On that day I will punish

all who avoid stepping on the threshold,1:9 See 1 Samuel 5:5.

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.

11Wail, you who live in the market district1:11 Or the Mortar;

all your merchants will be wiped out,

all who trade with1:11 Or in silver will be destroyed.

12At 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.’

13Their 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.”

14The 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.

15That 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—

16a 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.

18Neither 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.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Sefaniah 1:1-18

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

2“Èmi yóò mú gbogbo nǹkan kúrò

lórí ilẹ̀ náà pátápátá,”

ni Olúwa wí.

3“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

4“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,

5àti 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.

6Àwọn tí ó yípadà kúrò lọ́dọ̀ Olúwa;

Àti àwọn tí kò tí wá Olúwa, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni wọn kò sì béèrè rẹ̀.”

71.7: Hk 2.20; Sk 2.13.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.

8“Ní ọjọ́ ẹbọ Olúwa,

Èmi yóò bẹ àwọn olórí wò, àti àwọn

ọmọ ọba ọkùnrin,

pẹ̀lú gbogbo

àwọn tí ó wọ àjèjì aṣọ.

9Ní 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.

11Ẹ 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.

12Ní 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.’

13Nítorí 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,

15Ọjọ́ náà yóò jẹ́ ọjọ́ ìbínú,

ọjọ́ ìrora àti ìpọ́njú,

ọjọ́ òfò àti idà ọjọ́ ìdahoro

ọjọ́ òkùnkùn àti ìtẹ̀ba,

ọjọ́ kurukuru àti òkùnkùn biribiri,

16ọjọ́ 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.

18Bẹ́ẹ̀ 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.