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Zephaniah 3:7

7 fI said, ‘Surely you will fear Me,

You will receive instruction’—

So that her dwelling would not be cut off,

Despite everything for which I punished her.

But 3they rose early and gcorrupted all their deeds.

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Zephaniah 3:7 — The New International Version (NIV)

Of Jerusalem I thought,

‘Surely you will fear me

and accept correction!’

Then her place of refuge would not be destroyed,

nor all my punishments come upon her.

But they were still eager

to act corruptly in all they did.

Zephaniah 3:7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

I said, ‘Surely you will fear me;

you will accept correction.

Then your dwelling would not be cut off

according to all that I have appointed against you.’

But all the more they were eager

to make all their deeds corrupt.

Zephaniah 3:7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction;

So their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them:

But they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.

Zephaniah 3:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I thought, ‘Surely they will have reverence for me now!

Surely they will listen to my warnings.

Then I won’t need to strike again,

destroying their homes.’

But no, they get up early

to continue their evil deeds.

Zephaniah 3:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

I said, ‘Surely now Jerusalem will respect me

and will accept my teaching.’

Then the place where they lived would not be destroyed,

and I would not have to punish them.

But they were still eager

to do evil in everything they did.

Zephaniah 3:7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

I said, Only fear thou me; receive correction; so her dwelling shall not be cut off, according to all that I have appointed concerning her: but they rose early and corrupted all their doings.

Zephaniah 3:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

I said, Only fear me, receive correction; so her dwelling shall not be cut off, howsoever I may punish her. But they rose early, they corrupted all their doings.

Zephaniah 3:7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I said ⸤to my people⸥, 

‘You will fear me. 

You will accept correction!’ 

Then their homeland would not be wiped out 

even though I have punished them. 

Still, they continued to be corrupt in everything they did.” 

Zephaniah 3:7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I thought: You will certainly fear Me

and accept correction.

Then her dwelling place

would not be cut off

based on all that I had allocated to her.

However, they became more corrupt

in all their actions.

Zephaniah 3:7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I said, “Surely the city will fear me,

it will accept correction;

it will not lose sight

of all that I have brought upon it.”

But they were the more eager

to make all their deeds corrupt.

Zephaniah 3:7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

I have said, ‘Surely she will fear me;

she will accept discipline.

Then her dwelling place will not be cut down,

nor all that I have brought upon her.’

Surely they rise early;

they make all their deeds corrupt.

Zephaniah 3:7 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

I said to you people of Jerusalem,

‘Because I cut off other nations,

you will have respect for me.

Now you will accept my warning.’

I wish you had returned to me.

Then your homes would not have been torn down.

And I would not have had to punish you so much.

But you still wanted to go on sinning

in every way you could.

Zephaniah 3:7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“I said, ‘Surely you will revere Me,

Accept instruction.’

So her dwelling will not be cut off

According to all that I have appointed concerning her.

But they were eager to corrupt all their deeds.