1 The word of the LORD which came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, in the days of a Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.
"I will 1 utterly consume everything
From the face of the land,"
Says the LORD; 3 "I b will consume man and beast;
I will consume the birds of the heavens,
The fish of the sea,
And the 2 stumbling blocks 3 along with the wicked.
I will cut off man from the face of the 4 land,"
Says the LORD. 4 "I will stretch out My hand against Judah,
And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
5 I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place,
The names of the c idolatrous 6 priests with the pagan priests - 5 Those d who worship the host of heaven on the housetops;
Those who worship and swear oaths by the LORD,
But who also swear e by 7 Milcom; 8 6 f Those who have turned back from following the LORD,
And g have not sought the LORD, nor inquired of Him."