SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:8 Â¶ Por tanto, esperadme, dijo el SEÑOR, el día que me levantaré al despojo; porque mi juicio es de coger los gentiles, juntar los reinos, para derramar sobre ellos mi enojo, toda la ira de mi furor; porque del fuego de mi celo será consumida toda la tierra.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Zephaniah 3:8 Verse 8. Wait ye upon me] Expect the fulfilment of all my promises and threatenings: I am God, and change not.
For all the earth] All the land of Judah.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 8. Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord , etc.] Or “nevertheless” f107 : this is said to the disciples and followers of Christ among the Jews; for there were some few that did fear the Lord, and received his doctrine, and submitted to his ordinances, and walked in his ways; and these are encouraged to wait upon the Lord; upon the Word of the Lord, as the Targum; or for him, and to expect that he would appear, and work salvation and deliverance for them, when distress should come upon the unbelieving Jews: until the day that I rise up to the prey : until the day that he rose from the dead, quickly after which he ascended to heaven, leading captivity captive; Satan, and his principalities and powers, which he made a prey and spoil of upon the cross: or, till I rise “up for a testimony”, or witness f108 ; of his being the true Messiah; for his resurrection from the dead was the signal he gave as a testimony of it, ( Matthew 12:39,40). Some render it, “till I rise up to perpetuity”: or, “for ever” f109 ; for, when Christ rose from the dead, he rose to an immortal life, never to die more; and ever live he does to make intercession for his people, to secure their happiness for them, and to preserve them unto it; and therefore they have great encouragement to wait upon him, and for him: for my determination [is] to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms ; not the Chaldeans or Babylonians, as some; nor the armies of Gog and Magog, as Kimchi; but the Romans under Titus Vespasian, with whom were people of many nations, who came against Jerusalem, according to the decree, will, and appointment of God: to pour upon them mine indignation, [even] all my fierce anger ; not upon the nations and kingdoms assembled; but by them upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem and Judea, against whom they would be gathered; who had corrupted their doings, and provoked the Lord to stir up and pour out all his wrath upon them, in utterly destroying their nation, city, and temple: and the apostle, speaking of the same thing, at least of the beginning of it, calls it “wrath upon them to the uttermost”: and which answers to the expressions of the Lord’s indignation, and all his fierce anger, here used, ( 1 Thessalonians 2:16): for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy ; not the whole world, and the several nations of it; but the whole land of Judea, and its inhabitants. The same phrase is used of the destruction of it by the Babylonians, ( Zephaniah 1:18) and which shows, that not that destruction, but the destruction by the Romans, is here meant; or otherwise a tautology is here committed; but the following words show clearly that this respects, not the former, but the latter destruction of Jerusalem; since a pure language was not given to the nations or Gentiles after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians; but has been since it was destroyed by the Romans; and which was in a few years after Christ’s resurrection from the dead, predicted in the beginning of this verse; by which may be observed the connection of things in this prophecy.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 8-13 - The preaching of the gospel is predicted, when vengeance would be executed on the Jewish nation. The purifying doctrines of the gospel or the pure language of the grace of the Lord, would teach men to us the language of humility, repentance, and faith. Purity and piety is common conversation is good. The pure and happy state of the church in the latter days seems intended. The Lord will shut out boasting, an leave men nothing to glory in, save the Lord Jesus, as made of God to them wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Humiliatio for sin, and obligations to the Redeemer, will make true believer upright and sincere, whatever may be the case among mere professors.
Original Hebrew לכן 3651 חכו 2442 לי נאם 5002 יהוה 3068 ליום 3117 קומי 6965 לעד 5706 כי 3588 משׁפטי 4941 לאסף 622 גוים 1471 לקבצי 6908 ממלכות 4467 לשׁפך 8210 עליהם 5921 זעמי 2195 כל 3605 חרון 2740 אפי 639 כי 3588 באשׁ 784 קנאתי 7068 תאכל 398 כל 3605 הארץ׃ 776