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Zephaniah 3:5-7 Expanded Bible (EXB)

But the Lord is ·good [righteous; just], and he is there in that city.
    He does no ·wrong [iniquity; injustice].
Every morning he ·governs the people fairly [provides justice];
    ·every day [L at the light/dawn] he ·can be trusted [never fails].
But evil people ·are not ashamed of what they do [know no shame].

“I have ·destroyed [L cut off] nations;
    their ·towers [fortresses; strongholds] were ruined.
I made their streets ·empty [deserted]
    so no one ·goes there [passes through] anymore.
Their cities are ·ruined [desolate];
    no one lives there at all.
I said, ‘Surely now ·Jerusalem [L you] will ·respect [fear] me [Prov. 1:7]
    and will accept my ·teaching [correction].’
Then the place where they lived would not be destroyed,
    and I would not have to punish them.
But they were still eager
    to ·do evil [act corruptly] in everything they did.

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