Zephaniah 2:13-1513 And he will stretch out his hand against the north
aand destroy Assyria,
and he bwill make Nineveh a desolation,
a dry waste like the desert.
14 cHerds shall lie down in her midst,
all kinds of beasts; ▼
▼Hebrew beasts of every nation
eeven the owl and the hedgehog ▼
▼The identity of the animals rendered owl and hedgehog is uncertain
shall lodge in her capitals;
a voice shall hoot in the window;
devastation will be on the threshold;
for gher cedar work will be laid bare.
15This is the exultant city
hthat lived securely,
that said in her heart,
“I am, and there is no one else.”
What a desolation she has become,
ia lair for wild beasts!
jEveryone who passes by her
hisses and kshakes his fist.
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