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Zephaniah 1:16

    Zephaniah 1:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    a day of the trumpet and alarm, against the fortified cities, and against the high battlements.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A day of sounding the horn and the war-cry against the walled towns and the high towers.

    Webster's Revision

    a day of the trumpet and alarm, against the fortified cities, and against the high battlements.

    World English Bible

    a day of the trumpet and alarm, against the fortified cities, and against the high battlements.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    a day of the trumpet and alarm, against the fenced cities, and against the high battlements.

    Definitions for Zephaniah 1:16

    Fenced - Fortified; protected.

    Barnes' Notes on Zephaniah 1:16

    A day of the trumpet and alarm - o that is, of the loud blast of the trumpet, which sounds alarm and causes it. The word is especially the shrill loud noise of the trumpet (for sacred purposes in Israel itself, as ruling all the movements of the tabernacle and accompanying their feasts); then also of the "battle cry." They had not listened to the voice of the trumpet, as it called them to holy service; now they shall hear "the voice of the Archangel and the trump of God" 1 Thessalonians 4:16.

    Against the high towers - Literally, "corners" , and so "corner-towers." This peculiarity describes Jerusalem, whose walls "were made artificially standing in a line curved inwards, so that the flanks of assailants might be exposed." By this same name Judges 20:2; 1 Samuel 14:38; Isaiah 19:13; Zechariah 10:4 are called the mighty men and chiefs of the people, who, humanly speaking, hold it together and support it; on these chiefs in rebellion against God, whether devils or evil men, shall punishment greatly fall.