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Zephaniah 2:6

    Zephaniah 2:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the sea-coast shall be pastures, with cottages for shepherds and folds for flocks.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the land by the sea will be grass-land, with houses for keepers of sheep and walled places for flocks.

    Webster's Revision

    And the sea-coast shall be pastures, with cottages for shepherds and folds for flocks.

    World English Bible

    The sea coast will be pastures, with cottages for shepherds and folds for flocks.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the sea coast shall be pastures, with cottages for shepherds and folds for flocks.

    Definitions for Zephaniah 2:6

    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zephaniah 2:6

    And the sea-coasts shall be dwellings - Newcome considers כרת keroth as a proper name, not cottages or folds. The Septuagint have Κρητη, Crete, and so has the Syriac. Abp. Secker notes, Alibi non extat כרת, et forte notat patriam των כרתים. "The word כרת is not found elsewhere, and probably it is the name of the country of the Cherethim."

    Barnes' Notes on Zephaniah 2:6

    The seacoast shall be dwellings and cottages - o, literally, cuttings or diggings. This is the central meaning of the word; the place of the Cherethites (the cutters off) shall be "cheroth" of shepherds, places which they dug up that their flocks might be enclosed therein. The tracts once full of fighting men, the scourge of Judah, should be so desolate of its former people, as to become a sheep-walk. Men of peace should take the place of its warriors.

    So the shepherds of the Gospel with their flocks have entered into possession of war-like nations, turning them to the Gospel. They are shepherds, the chief of whom is that Good Shepherd, who laid down His Life for the sheep. And these are the sheep of whom He speaks, "Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear My Voice; and there shall be one fold and One Shepherd" John 10:16.

    Wesley's Notes on Zephaniah 2:6

    2:6 For shepherds - Instead of cities full of rich citizens, there shall be only cottages for shepherds.