The Conversion of the Nations

Zephaniah 3

9 "For then I will restore to the peoples k a pure 1 language,
That they all may call on the name of the LORD,
To serve Him with one accord.
10 l From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia
My worshipers,
The daughter of My dispersed ones,
Shall bring My offering.

11 In that day you shall not be shamed for any of your deeds
In which you transgress against Me;
For then I will take away from your midst
Those who m rejoice in your pride,
And you shall no longer be haughty
In My holy mountain.
12 I will leave in your midst
n A meek and humble people,
And they shall trust in the name of the LORD.
13 o The remnant of Israel p shall do no unrighteousness
q And speak no lies,
Nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth;
For r they shall feed their flocks and lie down,
And no one shall make them afraid."

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 19:18
    In that day five cities in the land of Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear by the LORD of hosts; one will be called the City of Destruction.
    Isaiah 57:19
    "I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "And I will heal him."
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 68:31
    Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
    Isaiah 18:1
    Woe to the land shadowed with buzzing wings, Which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia.
    Acts 8:27
    So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:12
    For the day of the LORD of hosts Shall come upon everything proud and lofty, Upon everything lifted up - And it shall be brought low -
    Isaiah 5:15
    People shall be brought down, Each man shall be humbled, And the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled.
    Matthew 3:9
    And do not think to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 14:32
    What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the poor of His people shall take refuge in it.
    Zechariah 13:8
    And it shall come to pass in all the land," Says the LORD, " That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, But one -third shall be left in it:
    Zechariah 13:9
    I will bring the one -third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, 'This is My people'; And each one will say, 'The LORD is my God.'
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 10:20 - 22
    And it shall come to pass in that day That the remnant of Israel, And such as have escaped of the house of Jacob, Will never again depend on him who defeated them, But will depend on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
    Micah 4:7
    I will make the lame a remnant, And the outcast a strong nation; So the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion From now on, even forever.
  6. Cross References
    Isaiah 60:21
    Also your people shall all be righteous; They shall inherit the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.
  7. Cross References
    Zechariah 8:3
    "Thus says the LORD: 'I will return to Zion, And dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, The Mountain of the LORD of hosts, The Holy Mountain.'
    Zechariah 8:16
    These are the things you shall do: Speak each man the truth to his neighbor; Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace.
    Revelation 14:5
    And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.
  8. Cross References
    Ezekiel 34:13 - 15
    And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country.
    Ezekiel 34:28
    And they shall no longer be a prey for the nations, nor shall beasts of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and no one shall make them afraid.
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