I send
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 3:4-8
4
Then He said to me: "Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak My words to them.
5
For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language but to the house of Israel.
6
[You are] not [being sent] to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. No doubt, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.
7
But the house of Israel will not want to listen to you because they do not want to listen to Me. For the whole house of Israel is hardheaded and hardhearted.
8
Look, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_14 36:15
But the LORD God of their ancestors sent word against them by the hand of his messengers, sending them time and time again, for He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_14 36:16
But they kept ridiculing God's messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the LORD's wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 6:8-10
8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: Who should I send? Who will go for Us? I said: Here I am. Send me.
9
And He replied: Go! Say to these people: Keep listening, but do not understand; keep looking, but do not perceive.
10
Dull the minds of these people; deafen their ears and blind their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes and hear with their ears, understand with their minds, turn back, and be healed.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 1:7
Then the LORD said to me: Do not say: I am [only] a youth, for you will go to everyone I send you to and speak whatever I tell you.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 7:2
"Stand in the gate of the house of the LORD and there call out this word: Hear the word of the LORD, all [you people] of Judah who enter through these gates to worship the LORD.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 25:3-7
3
"From the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah, until this very day-- 23 years-- the word of the LORD has come to me, and I have spoken to you time and time again, but you have not obeyed.
4
The LORD sent all His servants the prophets to you time and time again, but you have not obeyed or even paid attention.
5
He announced, 'Turn, each of you, from your evil way of life and from your evil deeds. Live in the land the LORD gave to you and your ancestors for ever and ever.
6
Do not follow other gods to serve them and to worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger by the work of your hands. Then I will do you no harm.
7
" 'But you would not obey Me'-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- 'in order that you might provoke Me to anger by the work of your hands and bring disaster on yourselves.'
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 26:2-6
2
"This is what the LORD says: Stand in the courtyard of the LORD's temple and speak all the words I have commanded you to speak to all Judah's cities that are coming to worship there. Do not hold back a word.
3
Perhaps they will listen and return-- each from his evil way of life-- so that I might relent concerning the disaster that I plan to do to them because of the evil of their deeds.
4
You are to say to them: This is what the LORD says: If you do not listen to Me by living according to My law that I set before you
5
and by listening to the words of My servants the prophets I have been sending you time and time again, though you did not listen,
6
I will make this temple like Shiloh. I will make this city an object of cursing for all the nations of the earth."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 36:2
"Take a scroll, and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations from the time I [first] spoke to you during Josiah's reign until today.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_41 12:2-5
2
At harvest time he sent a slave to the farmers to collect some of the fruit of the vineyard from the farmers.
3
But they took him, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed.
4
Again he sent another slave to them, and they hit him on the head and treated him shamefully.
5
Then he sent another, and they killed that one. [He] also [sent] many others; they beat some and they killed some.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_42 24:47
and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_42 24:48
You are witnesses of these things.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_43 20:21
Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_43 20:22
After saying this, He breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_45 10:15
And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How welcome are the feet of those who announce the gospel of good things!
a rebellious nation
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 16:1-63
1
The word of the LORD came to me again:
2
"Son of man, explain Jerusalem's abominations to her.
3
You are to say: This is what the Lord God says to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth were in the land of the Canaanites. Your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
4
As for your birth, your umbilical cord wasn't cut on the day you were born, and you weren't washed clean with water. You were not rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths.
5
No one cared [enough] about you to do even one of these things out of compassion for you. But you were thrown out into the open field because you were despised on the day you were born.
6
"I passed by you and saw you lying in your blood, and I said to you [as you lay] in your blood: Live! Yes, I said to you [as you lay] in your blood: Live!
7
I made you thrive like plants of the field. You grew up and matured and became very beautiful. Your breasts were formed and your hair grew, but you were stark naked.
8
"Then I passed by you and saw you, and you were indeed at the age for love. So I spread the edge of My garment over you and covered your nakedness. I pledged Myself to you, entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
9
"I washed you with water, rinsed off your blood, and anointed you with oil.
10
I clothed you in embroidered cloth and provided you with leather sandals. I also wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.
11
I adorned you with jewelry, putting bracelets on your wrists and a chain around your neck.
12
I put a ring in your nose, earrings on your ears, and a beautiful tiara on your head.
13
So you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was [made] of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil. You became extremely beautiful and attained royalty.
14
Your fame spread among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendor, which I had bestowed on you." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
15
"But you were confident in your beauty and acted like a prostitute because of your fame. You lavished your sexual favors on everyone who passed by. Your beauty became his.
16
You took some of your garments and made colorful high places for yourself, and you engaged in prostitution on them. These places should not have been built, and this should never have happened!
17
You also took your beautiful jewelry made from the gold and silver I had given you, and you made male images so that you could engage in prostitution with them.
18
Then you took your embroidered garments to cover them, and set My oil and incense before them.
19
You also set before them as a pleasing aroma the food I gave you-- the fine flour, oil, and honey that I fed you. That is what happened." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
20
"You even took your sons and daughters you bore to Me and sacrificed them to these images as food. Wasn't your prostitution enough?
21
You slaughtered My children and gave them up when you passed them through [the fire] to the images.
22
In all your abominations and acts of prostitution, you did not remember the days of your youth when you were stark naked and lying in your blood.
23
"Then after all your evil-- Woe, woe to you!"-- the declaration of the Lord God--
24
"you built yourself a mound and made yourself an elevated place in every square.
25
You built your elevated place at the head of every street and turned your beauty into an abomination. You spread your legs to everyone who passed by and increased your prostitution.
26
You engaged in promiscuous acts with Egyptian men, your well-endowed neighbors, and increased your prostitution to provoke Me to anger.
27
"Therefore, I stretched out My hand against you and reduced your provisions. I gave you over to the desire of those who hate you, the Philistine women, who were embarrassed by your indecent behavior.
28
Then you engaged in prostitution with the Assyrian men because you were not satisfied. Even though you did this with them, you were still not satisfied.
29
So you extended your prostitution to Chaldea, the land of merchants, but you were not even satisfied with this!
30
"How your heart was inflamed [with lust]"-- the declaration of the Lord God-- "when you did all these things, the acts of a brazen prostitute,
31
building your mound at the head of every street and making your elevated place in every square. But you were unlike a prostitute because you scorned payment.
32
You adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband!
33
Men give gifts to all prostitutes, but you gave gifts to all your lovers. You bribed them to come to you from all around for your sexual favors.
34
So you were the opposite of other women in your acts of prostitution; no one solicited you. When you paid a fee instead of one being paid to you, you were the opposite.
35
"Therefore, you prostitute, hear the word of the LORD!
36
This is what the Lord God says: Because your lust was poured out and your nakedness exposed by your acts of prostitution with your lovers, and because of all your detestable idols and the blood of your children that you gave to them,
37
I am therefore going to gather all the lovers you pleased-- all those you loved as well as all those you hated. I will gather them against you from all around and expose your nakedness to them so they see you completely naked.
38
I will judge you the way adulteresses and those who shed blood are judged. Then I will bring about your bloodshed in wrath and jealousy.
39
I will hand you over to them, and they will level your mounds and tear down your elevated places. They will strip off your clothes, take your beautiful jewelry, and leave you stark naked.
40
They will bring a mob against you to stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords.
41
Then they will burn down your houses and execute judgments against you in the sight of many women. I will stop you from being a prostitute, and you will never again pay fees for lovers.
42
So I will satisfy My wrath against you, and My jealousy will turn away from you. Then I will be silent and no longer angry.
43
Because you did not remember the days of your youth but enraged Me with all these things, I will also bring your actions down on your own head." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God. "Haven't you committed immoral acts in addition to all your abominations?
44
"Look, everyone who uses proverbs will say this proverb about you: Like mother, like daughter.
45
You are the daughter of your mother, who despised her husband and children. You are the sister of your sisters, who despised their husbands and children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.
46
Your older sister was Samaria, who lived with her daughters to the north of you, and your younger sister was Sodom, who lived with her daughters to the south of you.
47
Didn't you walk in their ways and practice their abominations? It was only a short time before you behaved more corruptly than they did.
48
"As I live"-- the declaration of the Lord God-- "your sister Sodom and her daughters have not behaved as you and your daughters have.
49
Now this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, plenty of food, and comfortable security, but didn't support the poor and needy.
50
They were haughty and did detestable things before Me, so I removed them when I saw [this].
51
But Samaria did not commit [even] half your sins. You have multiplied your abominations beyond theirs and made your sisters appear righteous by all the abominations you have committed.
52
You must also bear your disgrace, since you have been an advocate for your sisters. For they appear more righteous than you because of your sins, which you committed more abhorrently than they [did]. So you also, be ashamed and bear your disgrace, since you have made your sisters appear righteous.
53
"I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters and those of Samaria and her daughters. I will also restore your fortunes among them,
54
so you will bear your disgrace and be ashamed of all you did when you comforted them.
55
As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters and Samaria and her daughters will return to their former state. You and your daughters will also return to your former state.
56
Didn't you treat your sister Sodom as an object of scorn when you were proud,
57
before your wickedness was exposed? It was like the time you were scorned by the daughters of Aram and all those around her, and by the daughters of the Philistines-- those who treated you with contempt from every side.
58
You yourself must bear the consequences of your indecency and abominations"-- the LORD's declaration.
59
"For this is what the Lord God says: I will deal with you according to what you have done, since you have despised the oath by breaking the covenant.
60
But I will remember the covenant I made with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.
61
Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your older and younger sisters. I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.
62
I will establish My covenant with you, and you will know that I am the LORD,
63
so that when I make atonement for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth again because of your disgrace." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 20:1-49
1
In the seventh year, in the fifth [month], on the tenth [day] of the month, some of Israel's elders came to consult the LORD, and they sat down in front of me.
2
Then the word of the LORD came to me:
3
"Son of man, speak with the elders of Israel and tell them: This is what the Lord God says: Are you coming to consult Me? As I live, I will not be consulted by you." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
4
"Will you pass judgment against them, will you pass judgment, son of man? Explain to them the abominations of their fathers.
5
Say to them: This is what the Lord God says: On the day I chose Israel, I swore an oath to the descendants of Jacob's house and made Myself known to them in the land of Egypt. I swore to them, saying: I am the LORD your God.
6
On that day I swore to them that I would bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land I had searched out for them, [a land] flowing with milk and honey, the most beautiful of all lands.
7
I also said to them: Each of you must throw away the detestable things that are before your eyes and not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
8
"But they rebelled against Me and were unwilling to listen to Me. None of them threw away the detestable things that were before their eyes, and they did not forsake the idols of Egypt. So I considered pouring out My wrath on them, exhausting My anger against them within the land of Egypt.
9
But I acted for the sake of My name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations they were living among, in whose sight I had made Myself known to Israel by bringing them out of Egypt.
10
"So I brought them out of the land of Egypt and led them into the wilderness.
11
Then I gave them My statutes and explained My ordinances to them-- the person who does them will live by them.
12
I also gave them My Sabbaths to serve as a sign between Me and them, so they will know that I am the LORD who sets them apart as holy.
13
"But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not follow My statutes and they rejected My ordinances-- the person who does them will live by them. They also completely profaned My Sabbaths. So I considered pouring out My wrath on them in the wilderness to put an end to them.
14
But I acted because of My name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.
15
However, I swore to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land I had given [them]-- the most beautiful of all lands, flowing with milk and honey--
16
because they rejected My ordinances, profaned My Sabbaths, and did not follow My statutes. For their hearts went after their idols.
17
But I spared them from destruction and did not bring them to an end in the wilderness.
18
"Then I said to their children in the wilderness: Don't follow the statutes of your fathers, defile yourselves with their idols, or keep their ordinances.
19
I am the LORD your God. Follow My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them.
20
Keep My Sabbaths holy, and they will be a sign between Me and you, so you may know that I am the LORD your God.
21
"But the children rebelled against Me. They did not follow My statutes or carefully keep My ordinances-- the person who does them will live by them. They also profaned My Sabbaths. So I considered pouring out My wrath on them and exhausting My anger against them in the wilderness.
22
But I withheld My hand and acted because of My name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I brought them out.
23
However, I swore to them in the wilderness that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter them among the countries.
24
For they did not practice My ordinances but rejected My statutes and profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their fathers' idols.
25
I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances that did not bring them life.
26
When they made every firstborn pass through [the fire], I defiled them through their gifts in order to devastate them so they would know that I am the LORD.
27
"Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel, and tell them: This is what the Lord God says: In this way also your fathers blasphemed Me by committing treachery against Me:
28
When I brought them into the land that I swore to give them and they saw any high hill or leafy tree, they offered their sacrifices and presented their offensive offerings there. They also sent up their pleasing aromas and poured out their drink offerings there.
29
So I asked them: What is this high place you are going to? And it is called High Place to this day.
30
"Therefore say to the house of Israel: This is what the Lord God says: Are you defiling yourselves the way your fathers did, and prostituting yourselves with their detestable things?
31
When you offer your gifts, making your children pass through the fire, you continue to defile yourselves with all your idols to this day. So should I be consulted by you, house of Israel? As I live"-- [this is] the declaration of the Lord God-- "I will not be consulted by you!
32
"When you say: Let us be like the nations, like the peoples of [other] countries, worshiping wood and stone, what you have in mind will never happen.
33
As I live"-- the declaration of the Lord God-- "I will rule over you with a strong hand, an outstretched arm, and outpoured wrath.
34
I will bring you from the peoples and gather you from the countries where you were scattered, with a strong hand, an outstretched arm, and outpoured wrath.
35
I will lead you into the wilderness of the peoples and enter into judgment with you there face to face.
36
Just as I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
37
"I will make you pass under the rod and will bring you into the bond of the covenant.
38
And I will also purge you of those who rebel and transgress against Me. I will bring them out of the land where they live as foreign residents, but they will not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
39
"As for you, house of Israel, this is what the Lord God says: Go and serve your idols, each of you. But afterwards you will surely listen to Me, and you will no longer defile My holy name with your gifts and idols.
40
For on My holy mountain, Israel's high mountain"-- the declaration of the Lord God-- "there the entire house of Israel, all of them, will serve Me in the land. There I will accept them and will require your contributions and choicest gifts, all your holy offerings.
41
When I bring you from the peoples and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, I will accept you as a pleasing aroma. And I will demonstrate My holiness through you in the sight of the nations.
42
When I lead you into the land of Israel, the land I swore to give your fathers, you will know that I am the LORD.
43
There you will remember your ways and all your deeds you have defiled yourselves with, and you will loathe yourselves for all the evil things you have done.
44
You will know that I am the LORD, house of Israel, when I have dealt with you because of My name rather than according to your evil ways and corrupt acts." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
45
The word of the LORD came to me:
46
"Son of man, face the south and preach against it. Prophesy against the forest land in the Negev,
47
and say to the forest there: Hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Lord God says: I am about to ignite a fire in you, and it will devour every green tree and every dry tree in you. The blazing flame will not be extinguished, and every face from the south to the north will be scorched by it.
48
Then all people will see that I, Yahweh, have kindled it. It will not be extinguished."
49
Then I said, "Ah, Lord God, they are saying of me: Isn't he [just] posing riddles?"
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 23:1-49
1
The word of the LORD came to me again:
2
"Son of man, there were two women, daughters of the same mother,
3
who acted like prostitutes in Egypt, behaving promiscuously in their youth. Their breasts were fondled there, and their virgin nipples caressed.
4
The older one was named Oholah, and her sister was Oholibah. They became Mine and gave birth to sons and daughters. As for their names, Oholah represents Samaria and Oholibah represents Jerusalem.
5
"Oholah acted like a prostitute even though she was Mine. She lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians: warriors
6
dressed in blue, governors and prefects, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on steeds.
7
She offered her sexual favors to them; all of them were the elite of Assyria. She defiled herself with all those she lusted after and with all their idols.
8
She didn't give up her promiscuity that began in Egypt, when men slept with her in her youth, caressed her virgin nipples, and poured out their lust on her.
9
Therefore, I handed her over to her lovers, the Assyrians she lusted for.
10
They exposed her nakedness, seized her sons and daughters, and killed her with the sword. Since they executed judgment against her, she became notorious among women.
11
"Now her sister Oholibah saw [this], but she was [even] more depraved in her lust than Oholah, and made her promiscuous acts worse than those of her sister.
12
She lusted after the Assyrians: governors and prefects, warriors splendidly dressed, horsemen riding on steeds, all of them desirable young men.
13
And I saw that she had defiled herself; both of them [had taken] the same path.
14
But she increased her promiscuity when she saw male figures carved on the wall, images of the Chaldeans, engraved in vermilion,
15
wearing belts on their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like officers, a depiction of the Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.
16
At the sight of them she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.
17
Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and defiled her with their lust. But after she was defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust.
18
When she flaunted her promiscuity and exposed her nakedness, I turned away from her in disgust just as I turned away from her sister.
19
Yet she multiplied her acts of promiscuity, remembering the days of her youth when she acted like a prostitute in the land of Egypt
20
and lusted after their lovers, whose sexual members were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of stallions.
21
So you revisited the indecency of your youth, when the Egyptians caressed your nipples to enjoy your youthful breasts.
22
"Therefore Oholibah, this is what the Lord God says: I am going to incite your lovers against you, those you turned away from in disgust. I will bring them against you from every side:
23
the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans; Pekod, Shoa, and Koa; and all the Assyrians with them-- desirable young men, all of them governors and prefects, officers and administrators, all of them riding on horses.
24
They will come against you with an alliance of nations and with weapons, chariots, and wagons. They will set themselves against you on every side with shields, bucklers, and helmets. I will delegate judgment to them, and they will judge you by their own standards.
25
When I vent My jealous rage on you, they will deal with you in wrath. They will cut off your nose and ears, and your descendants will fall by the sword. They will seize your sons and daughters, and your descendants will be consumed by fire.
26
They will strip off your clothes and take your beautiful jewelry.
27
So I will put an end to your indecency and sexual immorality, which began in the land of Egypt, and you will not look longingly at them or remember Egypt any more.
28
"For this is what the Lord God says: I am going to hand you over to those you hate, to those you turned away from in disgust.
29
They will treat you with hatred, take all you have worked for, and leave you stark naked, so that the shame of your debauchery will be exposed, both your indecency and promiscuity.
30
These things will be done to you because you acted like a prostitute with the nations, defiling yourself with their idols.
31
You have followed the path of your sister, so I will put her cup in your hand."
32
This is what the Lord God says: You will drink your sister's cup, which is deep and wide. You will be an object of ridicule and scorn, for it holds [so] much.
33
You will be filled with drunkenness and grief, with a cup of devastation and desolation, the cup of your sister Samaria.
34
You will drink it and drain [it]; then you will gnaw its broken pieces, and tear your breasts. For I have spoken. [This is] the declaration of the Lord God.
35
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: "Because you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, you must bear the consequences of your indecency and promiscuity."
36
Then the LORD said to me: "Son of man, will you pass judgment against Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare their abominations to them.
37
For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands; they have committed adultery with their idols. They have even made the children they bore to Me pass through [the fire] as food for the idols.
38
They also did this to Me: they defiled My sanctuary on that same day and profaned My Sabbaths.
39
On the same day they slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary to profane it. Yes, that is what they did inside My house.
40
"In addition, they sent for men who came from far away when a messenger was dispatched to them. And look how they came! You bathed, painted your eyes, and adorned yourself with jewelry for them.
41
You sat on a luxurious couch with a table spread before it, on which you had set My incense and oil.
42
The sound of a carefree crowd was there. Drunkards from the desert were brought in, along with common men. They put bracelets on the women's hands and beautiful crowns on their heads.
43
Then I said concerning this woman worn out by adultery: Will they now have illicit sex with her, even her?
44
Yet they had sex with her as one does with a prostitute. This is how they had sex with Oholah and Oholibah, those obscene women.
45
But righteous men will judge them the way adulteresses and those who shed blood are judged, for they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.
46
"This is what the Lord God says: Summon an assembly against them and consign them to terror and plunder.
47
The assembly will stone them and cut them down with their swords. They will kill their sons and daughters and burn their houses with fire.
48
So I will put an end to indecency in the land, and all the women will be admonished not to imitate your indecent behavior.
49
They will repay you for your indecency, and you will bear the consequences for your sins of idolatry. Then you will know that I am the Lord God."
rebelled
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 20:18-30
18
"Then I said to their children in the wilderness: Don't follow the statutes of your fathers, defile yourselves with their idols, or keep their ordinances.
19
I am the LORD your God. Follow My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them.
20
Keep My Sabbaths holy, and they will be a sign between Me and you, so you may know that I am the LORD your God.
21
"But the children rebelled against Me. They did not follow My statutes or carefully keep My ordinances-- the person who does them will live by them. They also profaned My Sabbaths. So I considered pouring out My wrath on them and exhausting My anger against them in the wilderness.
22
But I withheld My hand and acted because of My name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I brought them out.
23
However, I swore to them in the wilderness that I would disperse them among the nations and scatter them among the countries.
24
For they did not practice My ordinances but rejected My statutes and profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their fathers' idols.
25
I also gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances that did not bring them life.
26
When they made every firstborn pass through [the fire], I defiled them through their gifts in order to devastate them so they would know that I am the LORD.
27
"Therefore, son of man, speak to the house of Israel, and tell them: This is what the Lord God says: In this way also your fathers blasphemed Me by committing treachery against Me:
28
When I brought them into the land that I swore to give them and they saw any high hill or leafy tree, they offered their sacrifices and presented their offensive offerings there. They also sent up their pleasing aromas and poured out their drink offerings there.
29
So I asked them: What is this high place you are going to? And it is called High Place to this day.
30
"Therefore say to the house of Israel: This is what the Lord God says: Are you defiling yourselves the way your fathers did, and prostituting yourselves with their detestable things?
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_4 20:10
Moses and Aaron summoned the assembly in front of the rock, and Moses said to them, "Listen, you rebels! Must we bring water out of this rock for you?"
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_4 32:13
The Lord's anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness 40 years until the whole generation that had done what was evil in the LORD's sight was gone.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_4 32:14
And here you, a brood of sinners, stand in your fathers' place adding even more to the LORD's burning anger against Israel.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_5 9:24
You have been rebelling against the LORD ever since I have known you.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_5 9:27
Remember Your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Disregard this people's stubbornness, and their wickedness and sin.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_9 8:7
But the LORD told him, "Listen to the people and everything they say to you. They have rejected you; they have rejected Me as their king.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_9 8:8
They are doing the same thing to you that they have done to Me, since the day I brought them out of Egypt until this day, abandoning Me and worshiping other gods.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_12 17:17-20
17
They made their sons and daughters pass through the fire and practiced divination and interpreted omens. They devoted themselves to do what was evil in the LORD's sight and provoked Him.
18
Therefore, the LORD was very angry with Israel, and He removed them from His presence. Only the tribe of Judah remained.
19
Even Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God but lived according to the customs Israel had introduced.
20
So the LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and handed them over to plunderers until He had banished them from His presence.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_15 9:7
Our guilt has been terrible from the days of our fathers until the present. Because of our iniquities we have been handed over, along with our kings and priests, to the surrounding kings, and to the sword, captivity, plundering, and open shame, as it is today.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 9:16-18
16
But our ancestors acted arrogantly; they became stiff-necked and did not listen to Your commands.
17
They refused to listen and did not remember Your wonders You performed among them. They became stiff-necked and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in faithful love, and You did not abandon them.
18
Even after they had cast an image of a calf for themselves and said, "This is your God who brought you out of Egypt," and they had committed terrible blasphemies,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 9:26-18
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_16 9:33-35
33
You are righteous concerning all that has come on us, because You have acted faithfully, while we have acted wickedly.
34
Our kings, leaders, priests, and ancestors did not obey Your law or listen to Your commandments and warnings You gave them.
35
When they were in their kingdom, with Your abundant goodness You gave them, and in the spacious and fertile land You set before them, they would not serve You or turn from their wicked ways.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 106:16-21
16
In the camp they were envious of Moses and of Aaron, the LORD's holy one.
17
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it covered the assembly of Abiram.
18
Fire blazed throughout their assembly; flames consumed the wicked.
19
At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped the cast metal image.
20
They exchanged their glory for the image of a grass-eating ox.
21
They forgot God their Savior, who did great things in Egypt,
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 106:28-21
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 106:32-40
32
They angered [the LORD] at the waters of Meribah, and Moses suffered because of them;
33
for they embittered his spirit, and he spoke rashly with his lips.
34
They did not destroy the peoples as the LORD had commanded them,
35
but mingled with the nations and adopted their ways.
36
They served their idols, which became a snare to them.
37
They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons.
38
They shed innocent blood-- the blood of their sons and daughters whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; so the land became polluted with blood.
39
They defiled themselves by their actions and prostituted themselves by their deeds.
40
Therefore the LORD's anger burned against His people, and He abhorred His own inheritance.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 3:25
Let us lie down in our shame; let our disgrace cover us. We have sinned against the LORD our God, both we and our fathers, from the time of our youth even to this day. We have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 16:11
Then you will answer them: Because your fathers abandoned Me"-- the LORD's declaration-- "and followed other gods, served them, and worshiped them. Indeed, they abandoned Me and did not keep My law.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 16:12
You did more evil than your fathers. Look, each one of you was following the stubbornness of his evil heart, not obeying Me.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 44:21
"As for the incense you burned in Judah's cities and in Jerusalem's streets-- you, your fathers, your kings, your officials, and the people of the land-- did the LORD not remember them? He brought this to mind.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_27 9:5-13
5
we have sinned, done wrong, acted wickedly, rebelled, and turned away from Your commandments and ordinances.
6
We have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, leaders, fathers, and all the people of the land.
7
Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but this day public shame belongs to us: the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem, and all Israel-- those who are near and those who are far, in all the countries where You have dispersed them because of the disloyalty they have shown toward You.
8
LORD, public shame belongs to us, our kings, our leaders, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You.
9
Compassion and forgiveness belong to the Lord our God, though we have rebelled against Him
10
and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God by following His instructions that He set before us through His servants the prophets.
11
All Israel has broken Your law and turned away, refusing to obey You. The promised cursewritten in the law of Moses, the servant of God, has been poured out on us because we have sinned against Him.
12
He has carried out His words that He spoke against us and against our rulers by bringing on us so great a disaster that nothing like what has been done to Jerusalem has ever been done under all of heaven.
13
Just as it is written in the law of Moses, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not appeased the LORD our God by turning from our injustice and paying attention to Your truth.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_44 7:51
"You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always resisting the Holy Spirit; as your forefathers did, so do you.