ZEPHANIAH 3:17

“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

This uplifting verse reminds us that God is ever-present and powerful. As such, God will save us, protect us, love us, and rejoice over us joyfully.

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“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.”

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Zephaniah 3:17 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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The Lord יְהוָ֧ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God אֱלֹהַ֛יִךְ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
in the midst בְּקִרְבֵּ֖ך Properly, the nearest part, i.e., the center, whether literal, figurative or adverbial (especially with preposition) midst
of thee mighty; גִּבּ֣וֹר Powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant mighty
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
he will save, יוֹשִׁ֑יעַ Properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e., (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor save
he will rejoice יָשִׂ֨ישׂ To be bright, i.e., cheerful rejoice
over עָלַ֜יִךְ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications over
thee with joy; בְּשִׂמְחָ֗ה Blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival) joy
he will rest יַחֲרִישׁ֙ To scratch, i.e., (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively, to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness) rest
in his love, בְּאַ֣הֲבָת֔וֹ Love love
he will joy יָגִ֥יל Properly, to spin round (under the influence of any violent emotion), i.e., usually rejoice, or (as cringing) fear joy
over עָלַ֖יִךְ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications over
thee with singing. בְּרִנָּֽה׃ Properly, a creaking (or shrill sound), i.e., shout (of joy or grief) singing

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  • 15  The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.

  • 16  In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.

  • 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.

  • 18  I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.

  • 19  Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.




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