Jesus Christ has the power and authority to bring about the worldwide restoration process. Zephaniah 3:17. He will delight in you with shouts of joy.". "Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!" The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. Only in God they exist undivided, uncreated. Wo to her that is filthy — (Bishop Newcome reads, rebellious, and the Vulgate, provoking,) and polluted — That is, defiled with various crimes; to the oppressing city — It is well deserving of our notice, that the oppression of the poor is always ranked by God among those things which are most offensive to him. Zephaniah 2:4-7 God's Judgment upon the Philistines Exploring the Meaning of Zephaniah 3 By Joe David . Zephaniah 3:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Zephaniah 3:18, NIV: "I will remove from you all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals, which is a burden and reproach for you." Zephaniah entered the list in 1998 and reached its peak rank of #1245 in the U.S. in 2018. God joyeth "with an uncreated joy" over the works of His Hands or the objects of His Love, as man joyeth over the object of "his" love. Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty. Woe to her that is filthy and polluted] Meaning Jerusalem, once a faithful city, now an harlot, Isaiah 1:21, faedissimum prostibulum, of the kind of those sordid men who are called Borboritae, of their miry filthiness, whom Epiphanius and Oecumenius speak of. In the Book of Zephaniah, the third and final chapter is about the the age-old cycle of the human condition: ceasing to do evil, and learning to do good. (t) "Obmutescet", so some in Drusius. Outline of the Book of Zephaniah. Zephaniah (/ ˌ z ɛ f ə ˈ n aɪ. Zephaniah 2:1-3 God's Call for Repentance. God is more than the Creator, He is the LORD God Who is in the midst of us; loving us; caring for us; protecting us; defending us; indwelling us and Who died so that we might have life and have it in superabundance. She has not obeyed His voice, She has not received correction; She has not trusted in the LORD, She has not drawn near to her God. God tells it, that every feeling and expression of human love may be found in Him, whom if any love, he only "loveth Him, because He first loved us" 1 John 4:19. (n) Signifying, that God delights to show his love and great affection toward his Church. God the Father is the One who holds His daughter Jerusalem and sings joyfully in her presence. The phrase expresses the greatness of Christ's love to his people; the strength, fulness, and continuance of it: words seem to be wanted, and more are added: he will joy over thee with singing; there is a pleonasm of joy in Christ's heart towards his people, and so a redundancy in his expression of it; he rejoices with joy, and joys with singing; which shows how delighted he is with his people, as they are his chosen, redeemed, and called ones; as they have his own righteousness upon them, and his own grace in them; they are his "Hephzibah", in whom he delights; his "Beulah", to whom he is married; and it is his love of complacency and delight, which is the source of all the grace and glory he bestows upon them; see Isaiah 62:3. Zephaniah 3:17, CSB: "The LORD your God is among you, a warrior who saves. Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. This uplifting verse reminds us that God is ever-present and powerful. This is not the only place where this theme occurs, of course, but it is the most concentrated treatment of the judgment of God as the whole book is devoted to this one theme. Zephaniah is also a male given name. # 3:18 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain. It existed at the times Picts, Celts, and Silures. Our reading from Zephaniah sets the tone: “Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! There are four men named Zephaniah in the Bible: A son of Cushi, and author of the Book of Zephaniah (written around 630 BC). It is He who punishes the wickedness of men (1:8-9, 17; 3:7, 11) and nations (2:4-15; 3:6), particularly those who have opposed His people (2:8, 10). The very words seem to dance with joy. Zephaniah 1:14-18 The Day of the Lord. Zephaniah 3:17 Treasury of Scripture Knowing, Paul’s Perfect Prayer - PAUL - Man of Prayer study (1). God is not only in the midst of us, but He is the almighty God and as such He is mighty to save His people, not only from their enemies without and their fears within but also from the curse of sin and death. But we’re not there yet. ; A contemporary of Zechariah, who lived in Jerusalem around 500 BC, and who was the father of Josiah … And, indeed, almost all the texts for this Sunday speak of joy. Zephaniah 3:17 - The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 1:4-13 God's Judgment upon Judah and Jerusalem. God desires all His children to seek Him; to come to Him; to draw near to Him; to rest in Him and to abide in His truth for He is the God of peace and His is a peace that passes all understanding. 17. 3 If Zephaniah preached after Josiah's reforms, it is extremely evident that the reforms were not all that successful (cf. Their hooting will echo through the windows, rubble will fill the doorways, the beams of cedar will be exposed." Zephaniah 3:1-2. A contrast between a wicked city and a righteous God. Go To Zephaniah Index. The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.