ZEPHANIAH 1:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.”

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Zephaniah 1:7 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Hold thy peace הַ֕ס To hush Hold peace
at the presence מִפְּנֵ֖י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) presence
of the Lord אֲדֹנָ֣י The Lord (used as a proper name of God only) Lord
God: יְהוִ֑ה God God
for כִּ֤י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
the day י֣וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
of the Lord יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
at hand: קָרוֹב֙ Near (in place, kindred or time) hand
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
the Lord יְהוָ֛ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
hath prepared הֵכִ֧ין Properly, to be erect (i.e., stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous) prepared
a sacrifice, זֶ֖בַח Properly, a slaughter, i.e., the flesh of an animal; by implication, a sacrifice (the victim or the act) sacrifice
he hath bid הִקְדִּ֥ישׁ To be (causatively, make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally) bid
his guests. קְרֻאָֽיו׃ To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) guests

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  • 5  And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham;

  • 6  And them that are turned back from the Lord; and those that have not sought the Lord, nor inquired for him.

  • 7  Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.

  • 8  And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.

  • 9  In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.




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