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Zephaniah 3:18

    Zephaniah 3:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of you, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will gather them that sorrow for the solemn assembly, who were of thee; to whom the burden upon her was a reproach.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I will take away your troubles, lifting up your shame from off you.

    Webster's Revision

    I will gather them that sorrow for the solemn assembly, who were of thee; to whom the burden upon her was a reproach.

    World English Bible

    I will remove those who grieve about the appointed feasts from you. They are a burden and a reproach to you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I will gather them that sorrow for the solemn assembly, who were of thee: to whom the burden upon her was a reproach.

    Definitions for Zephaniah 3:18

    Reproach - Disgrace; shame.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zephaniah 3:18

    I will gather - sorrowful - This may refer to those who, during the captivity, mourned for their former religious assemblies; and who were reproached by their enemies, because they could not enjoy their religious solemnities. See Psalm 137:1-9 : "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song," etc. This very circumstance may be the reference here.

    Barnes' Notes on Zephaniah 3:18

    I will gather them that are sorrowful - for the solemn assembly, in which they were to "rejoice" Leviticus 23:40; Deuteronomy 12:12, Deuteronomy 12:18; Deuteronomy 16:11; Deuteronomy 27:7 before God and which in their captivity God made to cease. "They were of thee" Lamentations 1:4; Lamentations 2:6, the true Israel who were "grieved for the affliction of Joseph; to whom the reproach of it was a burden" Amos 6:6 (rather , 'on whom reproach was laid'): for this "reproach of Christ is greater riches than the treasures of Egypt," and such shall inherit the blessing, "Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you and east out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake; rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy, for, behold your reward is great in heaven" Luke 6:22-23.

    Wesley's Notes on Zephaniah 3:18

    3:18 Sorrowful - That mourn their distance from the solemn worship of God. Who are of thee - Thy children. Reproach - The taunts of their enemies.