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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Zephaniah 3:18

    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 3:18

    I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.

    World English Bible

    I will remove those who grieve about the appointed feasts from you. They are a burden and a reproach to you.

    Douay-Rheims - Zephaniah 3:18

    The triflers that were departed from the
    law, I will gather together, because they were of thee: that thou mayest no more suffer reproach for them.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn
    assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.

    Original Hebrew

    3013 ממועד 4150 אספתי 622 ממך 4480 היו 1961 משׂאת 4864 עליה 5921 חרפה׃ 2781

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    VERSE (18) -
    :20 Jer 23:3; 31:8,9 Eze 34:13; 36:24 Ho 1:11 Ro 11:25,26

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:18

    Reuniré a los fastidiados por causa del largo tiempo; tuyos son; para quienes la confusión de ella era una carga.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Zephaniah 3:18

    Verse 18. I will gather-sorrowful] This may refer to those who, during the
    captivity, mourned for their former religious assemblies; and who were reproached by their enemies, because they could not enjoy their religious solemnities. See Psa. cxxxvii.: "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song," &c. This very circumstance may be the reference here.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 18. I will
    gather [them that are] sorrowful for the solemn assembly , etc.] Who are grieved and troubled, because they cannot meet at the time and place of religious worship, or attend the word and ordinances of the Lord; either through distance of place, or infirmity of body; or through the menaces and persecutions of men: and to be prevented the use of the means of grace, upon any account, is a great concern of mind to truly gracious souls: or who are filled with grief and sorrow “for the appointed time” f123 ; for the time of the Jews’ deliverance from their present exile, and return to their own land, which seems to be delayed, and thought long; and so it may seem to some of them in distant parts, after they are converted; and for whose encouragement this is said, that the Lord will in his own due time and way gather such out of all places where they are, into his church, and among his people, to join with them in religious worship, and partake of all the ordinances and privileges of his house; and also gather them into their own land, and comfortably settle them there: [who] are of thee ; belong to the church of Christ; or however have a right to, and meetness for, a place in it; are her true and genuine children, being born again; and which appears by the taste they have for, and their desire after, the word and ordinances: [to whom] the reproach of it [was] a burden ; it being grievous and burdensome to them to hear the enemy reproach them with their exile and dispersion; with their distance from the place of worship, and their want of opportunity of attending to it: this was intolerable, a burden too heavy for them; it was like a sword in their bones, when they were asked, where is your God? and where are the ordinances of divine worship? and when will it ever be that you will attend them? (see Psalm 42:1-3,10).

    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

    נוגי 3013 ממועד 4150 אספתי 622 ממך 4480 היו 1961 משׂאת 4864 עליה 5921 חרפה׃ 2781

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


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