Matthew Poole Commentary - Zephaniah 3:1 - 3:1

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Zephaniah 3:1 - 3:1


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ZEPHANIAH CHAPTER 3



A sharp reproof of Jerusalem for divers sins, Zep_3:1-7. An exhortation to wait for the restoration of Israel Zep_3:8-13; and to rejoice for their salvation by God, Zep_3:14-20.



The prophet showed us Nineveh in ruins for her sins; from this doleful spectacle he brings us to take a prospect of what would come upon Jerusalem, which ere long will be full of woes, because now full of sin.



Filthy; loathsome in her sins, so foul they are, and so abominably acted. A city, that, like an infamous woman, is branded for her impudence in sin. Or, Woe to the great craw! as pointing out the gluttony of Jerusalem literally, and their swallowing the poor who were a prey to the great ones.



Polluted; greatly polluted by this means.



To the oppressing city; or the city foolish and seduced, as a silly dove; so the Hebrew will bear: but our version is to be preferred; it is come to that pass, Jerusalem is a city that doth nothing but oppress, Jer_6:6 Eze 22.