New Living Translation

Zephaniah 1

1The Lord gave this message to Zephaniah when Josiah son of Amon was king of Judah. Zephaniah was the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah.

Coming Judgment against Judah

“I will sweep away everything
    from the face of the earth,” says the Lord.
“I will sweep away people and animals alike.
    I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish in the sea.
I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble,[a]
    and I will wipe humanity from the face of the earth,” says the Lord.
“I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist
    and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship.
I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests,
    so that even the memory of them will disappear.
For they go up to their roofs
    and bow down to the sun, moon, and stars.
They claim to follow the Lord,
    but then they worship Molech,[b] too.
And I will destroy those who used to worship me
    but now no longer do.
They no longer ask for the Lord’s guidance
    or seek my blessings.”

Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign Lord,
    for the awesome day of the Lord’s judgment is near.
The Lord has prepared his people for a great slaughter
    and has chosen their executioners.[c]
“On that day of judgment,”
    says the Lord,
“I will punish the leaders and princes of Judah
    and all those following pagan customs.
Yes, I will punish those who participate in pagan worship ceremonies,
    and those who fill their masters’ houses with violence and deceit.

10 “On that day,” says the Lord,
    “a cry of alarm will come from the Fish Gate
and echo throughout the New Quarter of the city.[d]
    And a great crash will sound from the hills.
11 Wail in sorrow, all you who live in the market area,[e]
    for all the merchants and traders will be destroyed.

12 “I will search with lanterns in Jerusalem’s darkest corners
    to punish those who sit complacent in their sins.
They think the Lord will do nothing to them,
    either good or bad.
13 So their property will be plundered,
    their homes will be ransacked.
They will build new homes
    but never live in them.
They will plant vineyards
    but never drink wine from them.

14 “That terrible day of the Lord is near.
    Swiftly it comes—
a day of bitter tears,
    a day when even strong men will cry out.
15 It will be a day when the Lord’s anger is poured out—
    a day of terrible distress and anguish,
a day of ruin and desolation,
    a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness,
16     a day of trumpet calls and battle cries.
Down go the walled cities
    and the strongest battlements!

17 “Because you have sinned against the Lord,
    I will make you grope around like the blind.
Your blood will be poured into the dust,
    and your bodies will lie rotting on the ground.”

18 Your silver and gold will not save you
    on that day of the Lord’s anger.
For the whole land will be devoured
    by the fire of his jealousy.
He will make a terrifying end
    of all the people on earth.[f]

Notas al pie

  1. 1:3 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  2. 1:5 Hebrew Malcam, a variant spelling of Molech; or it could possibly mean their king.
  3. 1:7 Hebrew has prepared a sacrifice and sanctified his guests.
  4. 1:10 Or the Second Quarter, a newer section of Jerusalem. Hebrew reads the Mishneh.
  5. 1:11 Or in the valley, a lower section of Jerusalem. Hebrew reads the Maktesh.
  6. 1:18 Or the people living in the land.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

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.