KJV ZEP2 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekZEP1.htm ZEP3.htm
2:1 Gather yourselves together [H7197] , yea, gather together [H7197] , O nation [H1471] not desired [H3700] ;(not: or, not desirous)
2:2 Before the decree [H2706] bring forth [H3205] , [before] the day [H3117] pass [H5674] as the chaff [H4671] , before [H3808] the fierce [H2740] anger [H639] of the LORD [H3068] come [H935] upon you, before the day [H3117] of the LORD'S [H3068] anger [H639] come [H935] upon you.
2:3 Seek [H1245] ye the LORD [H3068] , all ye meek [H6035] of the earth [H776] , which have wrought [H6466] his judgment [H4941] ; seek [H1245] righteousness [H6664] , seek [H1245] meekness [H6038] : it may be [H194] ye shall be hid [H5641] in the day [H3117] of the LORD'S [H3068] anger [H639] .
2:4 For Gaza [H5804] shall be forsaken [H5800] , and Ashkelon [H831] a desolation [H8077] : they shall drive out [H1644] Ashdod [H795] at the noon day [H6672] , and Ekron [H6138] shall be rooted up [H6131] .
2:5 Woe [H1945] unto the inhabitants [H3427] of the sea [H3220] coast [H2256] , the nation [H1471] of the Cherethites [H3774] ! the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] [is] against you; O Canaan [H3667] , the land [H776] of the Philistines [H6430] , I will even destroy [H6] thee, that there shall be no inhabitant [H3427] .
2:6 And the sea [H3220] coast [H2256] shall be dwellings [H5116] [and] cottages [H3741] for shepherds [H7462] , and folds [H1448] for flocks [H6629] .
2:7 And the coast [H2256] shall be for the remnant [H7611] of the house [H1004] of Judah [H3063] ; they shall feed [H7462] thereupon: in the houses [H1004] of Ashkelon [H831] shall they lie down [H7257] in the evening [H6153] : for the LORD [H3068] their God [H430] shall visit [H6485] them, and turn away [H7725] their captivity [H7622] [H7622] .(for the LORD: or, when, etc)
2:8 I have heard [H8085] the reproach [H2781] of Moab [H4124] , and the revilings [H1421] of the children [H1121] of Ammon [H5983] , whereby they have reproached [H2778] my people [H5971] , and magnified [H1431] [themselves] against their border [H1366] .
2:9 Therefore [as] I live [H2416] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] , the God [H430] of Israel [H3478] , Surely Moab [H4124] shall be as Sodom [H5467] , and the children [H1121] of Ammon [H5983] as Gomorrah [H6017] , [even] the breeding [H4476] of nettles [H2738] , and saltpits [H4379] [H4417] , and a perpetual [H5704] [H5769] desolation [H8077] : the residue [H7611] of my people [H5971] shall spoil [H962] them, and the remnant [H3499] of my people [H1471] shall possess [H5157] them.
2:10 This shall they have for their pride [H1347] , because they have reproached [H2778] and magnified [H1431] [themselves] against the people [H5971] of the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] .
2:11 The LORD [H3068] [will be] terrible [H3372] unto them: for he will famish [H7329] all the gods [H430] of the earth [H776] ; and [men] shall worship [H7812] him, every one [H376] from his place [H4725] , [even] all the isles [H339] of the heathen [H1471] .(famish: Heb. make lean)
2:12 Ye Ethiopians [H3569] also, ye [H1992] [shall be] slain [H2491] by my sword [H2719] .
2:13 And he will stretch out [H5186] his hand [H3027] against the north [H6828] , and destroy [H6] Assyria [H804] ; and will make [H7760] Nineveh [H5210] a desolation [H8077] , [and] dry [H6723] like a wilderness [H4057] .
2:14 And flocks [H5739] shall lie down [H7257] in the midst [H8432] of her, all the beasts [H2416] of the nations [H1471] : both the cormorant [H6893] and the bittern [H7090] shall lodge [H3885] in the upper lintels [H3730] of it; [their] voice [H6963] shall sing [H7891] in the windows [H2474] ; desolation [H2721] [shall be] in the thresholds [H5592] : for he shall uncover [H6168] the cedar work [H731] .(cormorant: or, pelican)(upper: or, knops, or, chapiters)(for: or, when he hath uncovered)
2:15 This [is] the rejoicing [H5947] city [H5892] that dwelt [H3427] carelessly [H983] , that said [H559] in her heart [H3824] , I [am], and [there is] none beside [H657] me: how is she become a desolation [H8047] , a place for beasts [H2416] to lie down in [H4769] ! every one that passeth by [H5674] her shall hiss [H8319] , [and] wag [H5128] his hand [H3027] .