Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Seek Yahweh, all you humble of the land, who have kept his ordinances. Seek righteousness. Seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of Yahweh's anger.

New American Standard Bible

Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.

King James Version

Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Holman Bible

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth,
who carry out what He commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you will be concealed
on the day of the Lord’s anger.

International Standard Version

seek the LORD, all you humble people of the land, who do what he commands. Seek righteousness! Seek humility! Maybe you will be protected in the Day of the LORD's anger."

A Conservative Version

Seek ye LORD, all ye meek of the earth who have kept his ordinances. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. It may be ye will be hid in the day of LORD's anger.

American Standard Version

Seek ye Jehovah, all ye meek of the earth, that have kept his ordinances; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye will be hid in the day of Jehovah's anger.

Amplified

Seek the Lord [inquire for Him, inquire of Him, and require Him as the foremost necessity of your life], all you humble of the land who have acted in compliance with His revealed will and have kept His commandments; seek righteousness, seek humility [inquire for them, require them as vital]. It may be you will be hidden in the day of the Lord's anger.

Bible in Basic English

Make search for the Lord, all you quiet ones of the earth, who have done what is right in his eyes; make search for righteousness and a quiet heart: it may be that you will be safely covered in the day of the Lord's wrath.

Darby Translation

Seek Jehovah, all ye meek of the land, who have performed his ordinance; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of Jehovah's anger.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Seek ye the LORD, all ye humble of the earth, who have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek humility: it may be ye shall be kept in the day of the LORD's anger.

Julia Smith Translation

Seek Jehovah, all ye humble of the earth, who did his judgment; seek justice, seek humility: perhaps ye shall be covered in the day of the anger of Jehovah.

King James 2000

Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have kept his commands; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hidden in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Seek Yahweh, all you afflicted of the land who have fulfilled his law; seek righteousness; seek humility. Perhaps you will be concealed on the day of the anger of Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

Seek Jehovah, all the meek of the earth who have done His justice; seek righteousness; seek meekness. It may be you shall be hidden in the day of Jehovah's anger.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yea, or the day of the LORD's sore displeasure come upon you. Seek the LORD, all ye meek hearted upon earth, ye that work after his judgment: seek righteousness, seek lowliness, that ye may be defended in the wrathful day of the LORD.

NET Bible

Seek the Lord's favor, all you humble people of the land who have obeyed his commands! Strive to do what is right! Strive to be humble! Maybe you will be protected on the day of the Lord's angry judgment.

New Heart English Bible

Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who have kept his ordinances. Seek righteousness. Seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the LORD's anger.

The Emphasized Bible

Seek Yahweh - all ye lowly of the land, who have wrought, what he appointed, - seek righteousness, seek humility, peradventure, ye shall be concealed, in the day of the anger of Yahweh?

Webster

Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, who have performed his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye will be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Youngs Literal Translation

Seek Jehovah, all ye humble of the land, Who His judgment have done, Seek ye righteousness, seek humility, It may be ye are hidden in a day of the anger of Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ye the Lord

Usage: 0

all ye meek
עניו ענו 
`anav 
Usage: 21

of the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

פּעל 
Pa`al 
Usage: 57

ענוה 
`anavah 
Usage: 6

it may be
אלי אוּלי 
'uwlay 
Usage: 45

ye shall be hid
סתר 
Cathar 
Usage: 81

in the day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of the Lord's

Usage: 0

References

Hastings

Images Zephaniah 2:3

Context Readings

Judgment Of Judah's Enemies

2 before the appointed time when the day passes as the chaff, before the fierce anger of Yahweh comes on you, before the day of Yahweh's anger comes on you. 3 Seek Yahweh, all you humble of the land, who have kept his ordinances. Seek righteousness. Seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of Yahweh's anger. 4 For Gaza will be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation. They will drive out Ashdod at noonday, and Ekron will be rooted up.


Cross References

Amos 5:14-15

Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so Yahweh, the God of Armies, will be with you, as you say.

Psalm 57:1

Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you. Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, until disaster has passed.

Psalm 22:26

The humble shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise Yahweh who seek after him. Let your hearts live forever.

Psalm 76:9

when God arose to judgment, to save all the afflicted ones of the earth. Selah.

Psalm 105:4

Seek Yahweh and his strength. Seek his face forever more.

Isaiah 26:20-21

Come, my people, enter into your rooms, and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself for a little moment, until the indignation is past.

Genesis 7:15-16

They went to Noah into the ship, by pairs of all flesh with the breath of life in them.

Exodus 12:27

that you shall say, 'It is the sacrifice of Yahweh's Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians, and spared our houses.'" The people bowed their heads and worshiped.

2 Samuel 12:22

He said, "While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, 'Who knows whether Yahweh will not be gracious to me, that the child may live?'

2 Chronicles 34:27-28

because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before God, when you heard his words against this place, and against its inhabitants, and have humbled yourself before me, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you," says Yahweh.

Psalm 25:8-9

Good and upright is Yahweh, therefore he will instruct sinners in the way.

Psalm 31:20

In the shelter of your presence you will hide them from the plotting of man. You will keep them secretly in a dwelling away from the strife of tongues.

Psalm 32:6-7

For this, let everyone who is godly pray to you in a time when you may be found. Surely when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach to him.

Psalm 91:1

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 149:4

For Yahweh takes pleasure in his people. He crowns the humble with salvation.

Proverbs 18:10

The name of Yahweh is a strong tower: the righteous run to him, and are safe.

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness he will judge the poor, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek Yahweh while he may be found; call you on him while he is near:

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound;

Jeremiah 3:13-14

Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against Yahweh your God, and have scattered your ways to the strangers under every green tree, and you have not obeyed my voice,' says Yahweh."

Jeremiah 4:1-2

"If you will return, Israel," says Yahweh, "if you will return to me, and if you will put away your abominations out of my sight; then you shall not be removed;

Jeremiah 22:15-16

Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Didn't your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.

Jeremiah 29:12-13

You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Jeremiah 39:18

For I will surely save you, and you shall not fall by the sword, but your life shall be for a prey to you; because you have put your trust in me, says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 45:5

Do you seek great things for yourself? Don't seek them; for, behold, I will bring evil on all flesh, says Yahweh; but your life will I give to you for a prey in all places where you go.

Hosea 7:10

The pride of Israel testifies to his face; yet they haven't returned to Yahweh their God, nor sought him, for all this.

Hosea 10:12

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to kindness. Break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek Yahweh, until he comes and rains righteousness on you.

Joel 2:13-14

Tear your heart, and not your garments, and turn to Yahweh, your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and relents from sending calamity.

Amos 5:4-6

For thus says Yahweh to the house of Israel: "Seek me, and you will live;

Jonah 3:9

Who knows whether God will not turn and relent, and turn away from his fierce anger, so that we might not perish?"

Zechariah 8:19

Thus says Yahweh of Armies: "The fasts of the fourth fifth, seventh, and tenth months shall be for the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace."

Matthew 5:5

Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 7:7-8

"Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.

Philippians 3:13-14

Brothers, I don't regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do. Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before,

Colossians 3:2-4

Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally then, brothers, we beg and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, that you abound more and more.

1 Thessalonians 4:10

for indeed you do it toward all the brothers who are in all Macedonia. But we exhort you, brothers, that you abound more and more;

James 1:21-22

Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

1 Peter 1:22

Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:

1 Peter 3:4

but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

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