New International Version

Zephaniah 3:1-20

Jerusalem

1Woe to the city of oppressors,

rebellious and defiled!

2She obeys no one,

she accepts no correction.

She does not trust in the Lord,

she does not draw near to her God.

3Her officials within her

are roaring lions;

her rulers are evening wolves,

who leave nothing for the morning.

4Her prophets are unprincipled;

they are treacherous people.

Her priests profane the sanctuary

and do violence to the law.

5The Lord within her is righteous;

he does no wrong.

Morning by morning he dispenses his justice,

and every new day he does not fail,

yet the unrighteous know no shame.

Jerusalem Remains Unrepentant

6“I have destroyed nations;

their strongholds are demolished.

I have left their streets deserted,

with no one passing through.

Their cities are laid waste;

they are deserted and empty.

7Of Jerusalem I thought,

‘Surely you will fear me

and accept correction!’

Then her place of refuge3:7 Or her sanctuary would not be destroyed,

nor all my punishments come upon3:7 Or all those I appointed over her.

But they were still eager

to act corruptly in all they did.

8Therefore wait for me,”

declares the Lord,

“for the day I will stand up to testify.3:8 Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew will rise up to plunder

I have decided to assemble the nations,

to gather the kingdoms

and to pour out my wrath on them—

all my fierce anger.

The whole world will be consumed

by the fire of my jealous anger.

Restoration of Israel’s Remnant

9“Then I will purify the lips of the peoples,

that all of them may call on the name of the Lord

and serve him shoulder to shoulder.

10From beyond the rivers of Cush3:10 That is, the upper Nile region

my worshipers, my scattered people,

will bring me offerings.

11On that day you, Jerusalem, will not be put to shame

for all the wrongs you have done to me,

because I will remove from you

your arrogant boasters.

Never again will you be haughty

on my holy hill.

12But I will leave within you

the meek and humble.

The remnant of Israel

will trust in the name of the Lord.

13They will do no wrong;

they will tell no lies.

A deceitful tongue

will not be found in their mouths.

They will eat and lie down

and no one will make them afraid.”

14Sing, Daughter Zion;

shout aloud, Israel!

Be glad and rejoice with all your heart,

Daughter Jerusalem!

15The Lord has taken away your punishment,

he has turned back your enemy.

The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you;

never again will you fear any harm.

16On that day

they will say to Jerusalem,

“Do not fear, Zion;

do not let your hands hang limp.

17The Lord your God is with you,

the Mighty Warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you;

in his love he will no longer rebuke you,

but will rejoice over you with singing.”

18“I will remove from you

all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals,

which is a burden and reproach for you.

19At that time I will deal

with all who oppressed you.

I will rescue the lame;

I will gather the exiles.

I will give them praise and honor

in every land where they have suffered shame.

20At that time I will gather you;

at that time I will bring you home.

I will give you honor and praise

among all the peoples of the earth

when I restore your fortunes3:20 Or I bring back your captives

before your very eyes,”

says the Lord.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Zeffaniya 3:1-20

Obujeemu bwa Yerusaalemi

13:1 a Yer 6:6 b Ez 23:30Zikisanze ekibuga ekijooga,

ekijeemu era ekyonoonefu!

23:2 a Yer 22:21 b Yer 7:28 c Zab 73:28; Yer 5:3Tekigondera ddoboozi lya Mukama,

wadde okukkiriza okubuulirirwa;

tekyesiga Mukama;

wadde okusemberera Katonda waakyo.

33:3 Ez 22:27Abakungu baakyo mpologoma eziwuluguma,

era n’abalamuzi baakyo misege gya kiro,

bakirimululu abatafissaawo kantu.

43:4 a Yer 9:4 b Ez 22:26Bannabbi baakyo si ba buvunaanyizibwa

era ba nkwe;

bakabona baakyo baweebuusizza ekifo ekitukuvu,

era bamenya amateeka.

53:5 Ma 32:4Mukama ali wakati mu kyo, mutuukirivu

era tasobya.

Buli nkya alamula mu bwenkanya,

era buli lukya talemwa;

naye atali mutuukirivu taswala.

63:6 Lv 26:31“Nsanyizzaawo amawanga,

era ebigo byabwe bifufuggaziddwa;

nzisizza enguudo zaabwe,

ne wataba ayitamu.

Ebibuga byabwe bizikiridde,

ne watabaawo muntu n’omu abeeramu.

73:7 Kos 9:9Nagamba eri ekibuga nti,

‘Ddala onontya,

era onokkiriza okubuulirirwa.’

Ennyumba zaakyo tezandimaliddwawo,

n’ebibonerezo byange byonna tebyandimutuuseeko.

Naye beesunganga nnyo

okukola ebitasaana mu byonna bye baakolanga.

83:8 a Zab 27:14 b Yo 3:2 c Zef 1:18Noolwekyo munnindirire,” bw’ayogera Mukama.

Olunaku lwe ndiyimirira ne ntegeeza byonna

kubanga mmaliridde okukuŋŋaanya amawanga,

ndireeta obwakabaka wamu

okubayiwako obusungu bwange,

n’ekiruyi kyange kyonna.

Omuliro ogw’obuggya bwange

gulisaanyaawo ensi yonna.

Essuubi lya Isirayiri

93:9 a Zef 2:11 b Is 19:18“Mu biro ebyo ndirongoosa enjogera ey’amawanga;

bonna balikoowoola erinnya lya Mukama,

okumuweereza n’omwoyo gumu.

103:10 a Zab 68:31 b Is 60:7Okuva emitala w’emigga egy’Obuwesiyopya,

abo abansinza, abantu bange abasaasaana,

balindeetera ssaddaaka.

113:11 Yo 2:26-27Ku lunaku olwo toliswala

olw’ebyo byonna by’osobezza gye ndi:

kubanga ndiggya wakati mu ggwe

abo abeenyumiririza mu malala,

toliddayo nate kwegulumiza

ku lusozi lwange olutukuvu.

123:12 a Is 14:32 b Nak 1:7Naye ndireka wakati mu ggwe

abantu abakakkamu era abeetoowaze,

abo abesiga erinnya lya Mukama.

133:13 a Is 10:21; Mi 4:7 b Zab 119:3 c Kub 14:5 d Ez 34:15; Zef 2:7 e Ez 34:25-28Ekitundu kya Isirayiri ekirisigalawo tebalikola bitali bya butuukirivu

so tebalyogera bya bulimba

wadde okuba abakuusa.

Balirya, baligalamira,

so tewaliba alibatiisa.”

Oluyimba olw’Essanyu

143:14 a Zek 2:10 b Is 12:6Yimba, ggwe omuwala wa Sayuuni;

yogerera waggulu, ggwe Isirayiri;

sanyuka ojaguze n’omutima gwo gwonna,

ggwe omuwala wa Yerusaalemi.

153:15 a Ez 37:26-28 b Is 54:14Mukama akuggyeeko ekibonerezo kyo,

agobyewo omulabe wo.

Kabaka wa Isirayiri, Mukama, ali naawe;

tokyaddayo kutya kabi konna.

163:16 Yob 4:3; Is 35:3-4; Beb 12:12Ku lunaku olwo Yerusaalemi kirigambibwa nti,

“Totya, ggwe Sayuuni;

emikono gyo gireme okuddirira.

173:17 a Is 63:1 b Is 62:4Mukama Katonda ali naawe,

ow’amaanyi alokola:

alikusanyukira,

alikukkakkanyiza mu kwagala kwe,

alikusanyukira n’okuyimba.”

18“Ennaku eyabakwatanga olw’embaga ezabakuŋŋaanyanga

ndigibaggyako;

kubanga kibafuukidde omugugu.

193:19 a Ez 34:16; Mi 4:6 b Is 60:18Laba, mu biro ebyo ndibonereza

abo bonna abaakubonyaabonya:

era ndinunula omulema,

ne nkuŋŋaanya n’abo abaasaasaanyizibwa;

era ndibafuula ettendo ne mbawa ekitiibwa

mu nsi zonna gye baaswazibwa.

203:20 a Yer 29:14; Ez 37:12 b Is 56:5; 66:22 c Yo 3:1Mu biro ebyo ndibakuŋŋaanya;

mu kiseera ekyo ndibazza eka.

Weewaawo ndibawa ekitiibwa n’ettendo

mu mawanga gonna ag’omu nsi zonna,

bwe ndikomyawo obugagga bwammwe

nga mulaba,”

bw’ayogera Mukama.