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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Zefania 1:1-18

11:1 2Ath 22:1; 1Maũ 3:14Atĩrĩrĩ, ĩno nĩyo ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova ĩrĩa yakinyĩrĩire Zefania mũrũ wa Kushi, mũrũ wa Gedalia, mũrũ wa Amaria, mũrũ wa Hezekia, rĩrĩa Mũthamaki Josia mũrũ wa Amoni aathamakaga Juda.

Juda Gũtuĩrwo Ciira

2Atĩrĩrĩ, Jehova ekuuga ũũ:

“Nĩnganiina indo ciothe ithire biũ,

ithire kũndũ guothe gũkũ thĩ.

31:3 Jer 50:3; Ezek 14:17Nĩnganiina andũ o na nyamũ;

njooke niine nyoni cia rĩera-inĩ,

na thamaki cia iria-inĩ.

Andũ arĩa aaganu magaatigĩrio o hĩba cia mahuti,

hĩndĩ ĩrĩa ngaaniina andũ mathire kũndũ guothe gũkũ thĩ,”

ũguo nĩguo Jehova ekuuga.

41:4 Mik 5:13; Hos 10:5“Nĩngatambũrũkia guoko gwakwa njũkĩrĩre Juda,

na njũkĩrĩre andũ othe arĩa matũũraga Jerusalemu.

Nĩnganiina mĩhianano ya Baali ĩrĩa ĩtigarĩte gũkũ,

na niine marĩĩtwa ma andũ arĩa matooĩ Ngai,

na athĩnjĩri-ngai cia mĩhianano,

5o acio mainamagĩrĩra,

makahooya mbũtũ cia igũrũ marĩ nyũmba igũrũ,

o na makainamĩrĩra, makehĩta na rĩĩtwa rĩa Jehova,

na magacooka makehĩta na rĩĩtwa rĩa Milikomu,

61:6 Isa 1:4; Hos 7:7o acio matigaga kũrũmĩrĩra Jehova magacooka na thuutha,

na maticaragia Jehova, o na kana makamũrongooria.

71:7 Joel 3:14; Jer 46:10Atĩrĩrĩ, kirai ki mũrĩ mbere ya Mwathani Jehova,

nĩgũkorwo mũthenya wa Jehova ũrĩ hakuhĩ.

Jehova nĩahaarĩirie igongona;

ningĩ nĩamũrĩte andũ arĩa etĩte.

81:8 Isa 24:21; Jer 39:6Mũthenya ũcio wa igongona rĩa Jehova-rĩ,

nĩngaherithia anene, o na herithie ariũ a mũthamaki,

hamwe na arĩa othe magaakorwo mehumbĩte nguo cia bũrũri ũngĩ.

91:9 1Sam 5:5Mũthenya ũcio-rĩ, nĩngaherithia ataagarari othe a hingĩro,

o acio maiyũragia hekarũ ya ngai ciao na haaro na maheeni.”

101:10 2Maũ 33:14; Amos 5:16Jehova ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Mũthenya ũcio

nĩgũkaiguuo mũkayo uumĩte Kĩhingo-inĩ gĩa Thamaki,

o na kũgirĩka kuumĩte Itũũra Rĩerũ,

naguo mũrurumo mũnene wa mũmomoko uume tũrĩma-inĩ.

11Girĩkai, inyuĩ mũtũũraga rũgongo rwa ndũnyũ;

mũgirĩke tondũ onjorithia anyu othe nĩmekũniinwo,

na arĩa othe monjorithanagia na betha manangwo.

121:12 Ezek 8:12; Ayub 22:13Hĩndĩ ĩyo nĩngoya matawa njethe andũ Jerusalemu,

na herithie arĩa meiganĩtie,

arĩa mahaana ndibei ĩtiganĩirio na kĩnyita kĩayo,

arĩa meciiragia atĩrĩ,

‘Jehova ndarĩ ũndũ angĩĩka, mwega kana mũũru.’

131:13 2Ath 24:13; Amos 5:11Ũtonga wao nĩũgatahwo,

na nyũmba ciao imomorwo.

Nĩmagaka nyũmba,

no matigacitũũra;

nĩmakahaanda mĩgũnda ya mĩthabibũ,

no matikanyua ndibei yayo.

Mũthenya ũrĩa Mũnene wa Jehova

14“Mũthenya ũrĩa mũnene wa Jehova ũrĩ hakuhĩ,

ũrĩ hakuhĩ na nĩũrooka narua.

Ta thikĩrĩriai! Kĩrĩro kĩa mũthenya ũcio wa Jehova gĩgaakorwo kĩrĩ kĩnene,

nacio njamba cia ita nĩikaarĩra mũno irĩ kũu.

151:15 Isa 22:5; Mar 13:24-25Mũthenya ũcio-rĩ, ũgaakorwo ũrĩ wa mangʼũrĩ,

mũthenya wa mĩnyamaro na ruo rũnene,

mũthenya wa mathĩĩna na mwanangĩko,

mũthenya wa nduma na mairia,

mũthenya wa matu na nduma ndumanu,

161:16 Jer 4:19; Gũcook 28:52mũthenya wa kũhuhwo karumbeta na mbugĩrĩrio ya mbaara

ya gũũkĩrĩra matũũra marĩa mairigĩirwo na hinya,

na gũũkĩrĩra mĩthiringo ĩrĩa mĩraihu na igũrũ.

171:17 Thab 79:3Nĩngarehere andũ mĩnyamaro,

nao magaathiiaga ta andũ atumumu,

nĩ ũndũ nĩmehĩirie Jehova.

Thakame yao nĩĩgaitwo ta rũkũngũ,

nacio nyama cia nda ciao iteo ta irĩ rũrua.

181:18 Zef 3:8; Kĩam 6:7Betha kana thahabu ciao

itikahota kũmahonokia,

mũthenya ũcio wa mangʼũrĩ ma Jehova.

Thĩ yothe ĩkaaniinwo

na mwaki wa ũiru wake,

nĩgũkorwo arĩa othe matũũraga gũkũ thĩ

nĩakamaniina o rĩmwe.”