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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Zephaniah 3:17

    CHAPTERS: Zephaniah 1, 2, 3     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20




    King James Bible - Zephaniah 3:17

    The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh, your God, is in the midst of you, a mighty one who will save. He will rejoice
    over you with joy. He will calm you in his love. He will rejoice over you with singing.

    Douay-Rheims - Zephaniah 3:17

    The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty, he will save: he will rejoice
    over thee with gladness, he will be silent in his love, he will be joyful over thee in praise.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice
    over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

    Original Hebrew

    3068 אלהיך 430 בקרבך 7130 גבור 1368 יושׁיע 3467 ישׂישׂ 7797 עליך 5921 בשׂמחה 8057 יחרישׁ 2790 באהבתו 160 יגיל 1523 עליך 5921 ברנה׃ 7440

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    VERSE (17) -

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:17

    El SEÑOR está en medio de ti, poderoso, él salvará; se gozará sobre ti con alegría, callará de amor, se regocijará sobre ti con cantar.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Zephaniah 3:17

    Verse 17. The
    Lord thy God] ûyhla hwhy Yehovah Eloheycha, "The self-existent and eternal Being, who is in covenant with you;" the character of God in reference to the Jews when standing in the nearest relation to them.

    Is mighty] rwbg gibbor, is the prevailing One, the all- conquering Hero.

    The character which is given to Christ, Isa. ix. 6: "His name shall be called rwbg la El gibbor, the prevailing Almighty God." Ye will save] Deliver thee from all the power from all the guilt, and from all the pollution of thy sins; and when thus saved "he will rejoice over thee with joy," with peculiar gladness. "He will rest in his love,"-he will renew his love. He will show the same love to you that he did of old to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

    He will joy over thee with singing.] The conversion of the Jews will be a subject of peculiar delight and exultation to God himself! There will be a more than ordinary joy in heaven, when the Jews return to God through Christ. This event cannot be at a great distance; they are as wretched and as ungodly as they can well be. The arms of Christians are open to receive them; and all things are now ready!

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. The Lord thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty , etc.] Every word carries in it something very encouraging to the church and people of God; and is an antidote against those fears and faintings they are subject to; Christ “is in the midst of” them; near at hand to support and supply them, to assist and strengthen them, to protect and defend them; he is not only near by his essential presence, which is everywhere; and by his providential presence, which is concerned with all his creatures; but by his gracious presence, peculiar to his church and people; and which gives them unspeakable joy, and is a sufficient security from all fears and dismayings; (see Isaiah 41:10) and he, who is in the midst of them, is the Lord, Jehovah, the Being of beings, eternal, immutable, and all sufficient, possessed of all divine perfections; and their “God”, God in their nature, “Immanuel”, God with us; and who is “mighty”, the Almighty God, the mighty Mediator, who has all power in heaven and earth; and, as man, the man of God’s right hand, made strong for himself, and so able to save his people to the uttermost; to deliver them out of the hands of every enemy; to raise up his interest when ever so low, and to maintain and support it; to help and assist his people in every duty and service he calls them to: he will save ; he is as willing to save as he is able; he readily undertook in counsel and covenant to save the chosen ones; he came in the fulness of time to seek and to save that which was lost; he has wrought out salvation for them, and sees that it is applied unto them, and will come again to put them into the full possession of it: he saves them freely, fully, and everlastingly; he saves them from sin, Satan, the law, hell and wrath, and every spiritual enemy; nor has the church of Christ anything to fear from any temporal enemy; the converted Jews will have no reason to fear the Turk that will come against them with a vast army; for Christ, who will be in the midst of them, and at the head of them, will save them from him; to which salvation this passage has chiefly a respect; he will rejoice over thee with joy ; with exceeding great joy, not to be conceived of, or expressed; as a bridegroom rejoiceth over his bride: this will be the time of the open marriage of the Lamb with the Jewish church; and there will be strong expressions of joy on this occasion; Christ will rejoice over them to do them good; and there will be such singular instances of his goodness to them as will abundantly show the joy he will have in them: he will rest in his love ; continue in his love, without any variation or change; nothing shall separate from it; it shall always remain the same; he will take up his contentment and satisfaction in it; he will solace himself with it; it will be a pleasing thing to him to love his people, and to show it to them; he will take the utmost complacency and delight in expressing his love by words and deeds unto them: or, as some render it, “he will be silent because of his love” f120 ; and not upbraid them with their sins; or reprove, correct, and chastise them in his hot displeasure; or say one word in a way of vindictive wrath: and he “will make” all others “silent”; every enemy, or whatever is contrary to them; such is his great love to them f121 ; he will forgive their iniquities, and cover their sins, and in love to them cast them behind his back: or, “will be dumb” f122 ; and not speak; as sometimes persons, when their affections are strong, and their hearts are filled with love at the sight of one they bear a great regard unto, are not able to speak a word. The phrase expresses the greatness of Christ’s love to his people; the strength, fulness, and continuance of it: words seem to be wanted, and more are added: he will joy over thee with singing ; there is a pleonasm of joy in Christ’s heart towards his people, and so a redundancy in his expression of it; he rejoices with joy, and joys with singing; which shows how delighted he is with his people, as they are his chosen, redeemed, and called ones; as they have his own righteousness upon them, and his own grace in them; they are his “Hephzibah”, in whom he delights; his “Beulah”, to whom he is married; and it is his love of complacency and delight, which is the source of all the grace and glory he bestows upon them; (see Isaiah 62:3-5 Luke 15:23-25).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 14-20 - After the
    promises of taking away sin, follow promises of taking awa trouble. When the cause is removed, the effect will cease. What makes people holy, will make them happy. The precious promises made to the purified people, were to have full accomplishment in the gospel. Thes verses appear chiefly to relate to the future conversion an restoration of Israel, and the glorious times which are to follow. The show the abundant peace, comfort, and prosperity of the church, in the happy times yet to come. He will save; he will be Jesus; he will answe the name, for he will save his people from their sins. Before the glorious times foretold, believers would be sorrowful, and objects of reproach. But the Lord will save the weakest believer, and cause tru Christians to be greatly honoured where they had been treated with contempt. One act of mercy and grace shall serve, both to gather Israe out of their dispersions and to lead them to their own land. Then wil God's Israel be made a name and a praise to eternity. The events alon can fully answer the language of this prophecy. Many are the trouble of the righteous, but they may rejoice in God's love. Surely our heart should honour the Lord, and rejoice in him, when we hear such words of condescension and grace. If now kept from his ordinances, it is ou trial and grief; but in due time we shall be gathered into his templ above. The glory and happiness of the believer will be perfect unchangeable, and eternal, when he is freed from earthly sorrows, an brought to heavenly bliss __________________________________________________________________

    Original Hebrew

    יהוה 3068 אלהיך 430 בקרבך 7130 גבור 1368 יושׁיע 3467 ישׂישׂ 7797 עליך 5921 בשׂמחה 8057 יחרישׁ 2790 באהבתו 160 יגיל 1523 עליך 5921 ברנה׃ 7440

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