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Literature / Book of Zephaniah

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One of the books of the Minor Prophets that make up the Old Testament.

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  • Call-Back: In Zephaniah 2:9, God's judgements against Moab and the children of Ammon shall be in the respective manner of Sodom and Gomorrah.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: God states a couple of times to the sinners that He will destroy everything in the world.
  • Mood Whiplash: For all of the chapters, God plans on carrying out His judgements against His people, until the conclusion in Zephaniah 3:14-20 where He announces hope and joy for His people through a song.
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  • Rape, Pillage, and Burn: What God plans on doing to the land of Judah in Zephaniah 1:2-13.
  • Vice City: Jerusalem as described in Zephaniah 3:1-5
    "Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!
    She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.
    Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
    Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
    The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame."
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