Matthew Poole Commentary - Zephaniah 3:11 - 3:11

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Zephaniah 3:11 - 3:11


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In that day; when pardoned captives and dispersed ones shall return and serve the Lord with one consent, mourning for their sins, and seeking the Lord.



Not be ashamed, with a shame of reproach and confusion: when sin is pardoned, and sinful hearts are purified, reproachful shame may well cease, Isa_54:4,5.



Thy doings; which are expounded in the following words: the prophet speaks of the sins they formerly committed against the Lord.



Them that rejoice in thy pride; hypocrites, proud formalists, that placed all religion in the gaudy outside; these removed, and those that worship the Lord doing it in sincerity gathered together, the Lord will accept and beautify them.



Thou shalt no more be haughty; thou, O nation of the Jews, formerly full of haughty thoughts of yourselves, your sacrifices, and your privileges; but you shall no more boast, or glory, or vaunt yourselves herein.



Because of my holy mount; either the city, or rather the temple, on which proud hypocrites did bear themselves high formerly, when they lived in notorious sins, and yet cried,



The temple of the Lord, & c., Jer_7:4, with Jer_7:9,10.