Zephaniah
Introduction

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Injustice
Cruelty and Violence
Intolerance
Absurdities
Prophecy
Language
Contradictions
Women
Family Values
Interpretation
Good Stuff


Intolerance in Zephaniah

  1. God will "cut off" all those who "have not sought the Lord" or who worship another god. 1:4-6

  2. God will punish the princes, the king's children, the merchant people, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel, leap on the threshold, or bear silver. 1:8-11

  3. God doesn't have good night-vision, so he needs candles when he comes to rob people of their houses, goods, and wine. 1:12-13

  4. God will "bring distress upon men" so that they "walk like blind men." He will pour out their blood like dust and "their flesh as dung." 1:17-18

  5. God will kill all the inhabitants of the sea coast. 2:5

  6. God will destroy Moab and Ammon just like he did to Sodom and Gomorrah. 2:9

  7. "And men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen." 2:11

  8. God will kill the Ethiopians with his own sword. 2:12