Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Yahweh, in the midst of her, is righteous. He will do no wrong. Every morning he brings his justice to light. He doesn't fail, but the unjust know no shame.

New American Standard Bible

The LORD is righteous within her; He will do no injustice Every morning He brings His justice to light; He does not fail But the unjust knows no shame.

King James Version

The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.

Holman Bible

The righteous Lord is in her;
He does no wrong.
He applies His justice morning by morning;
He does not fail at dawn,
yet the one who does wrong knows no shame.

International Standard Version

The righteous LORD who lives within her will do no wrong; he will bring justice to light morning by morning. He never fails, but the unjust are shameless.

A Conservative Version

LORD in the midst of her is righteous. He will not do iniquity. Every morning he brings his justice to light. He does not fail, but the unjust man knows no shame.

American Standard Version

Jehovah in the midst of her is righteous; he will not do iniquity; every morning doth he bring his justice to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.

Amplified

The Lord in the midst of her is [uncompromisingly] righteous; He will not do iniquity. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He fails not, but the unjust [person] knows no shame.

Bible in Basic English

The Lord in her is upright; he will not do evil; every morning he lets his righteousness be seen, he is unchanging; but the evil-doer has no sense of shame.

Darby Translation

The righteous Jehovah is in the midst of her: he doeth no wrong. Every morning doth he bring his judgment to light; it faileth not: but the unrighteous knoweth no shame.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: each morning he shall bring his judgment to light; he never fails; but the unjust know no shame.

Julia Smith Translation

Jehovah is just in her midst; he will not do iniquity: in morning by morning he will give his judgment to the light, he as not wanting; and the evil will not know shame.

King James 2000

The just LORD is in her midst; he will do no wrong: every morning does he bring his judgment to light, he fails not; but the unjust knows no shame.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Yahweh [is] righteous in her midst; he does not do wickedness. {Morning by morning} he renders his judgment; at dawn he does not fail, but an evil one knows no shame.

Modern King James verseion

The just Jehovah is in her midst; He will not act perversely. Every morning He gives His justice to the light; He fails not; but the perverse knows no shame.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But the just LORD that doth no unright, was among them, every morning showing them his law clearly, and ceased not. But the ungodly will not learn to be ashamed.

NET Bible

The just Lord resides within her; he commits no unjust acts. Every morning he reveals his justice. At dawn he appears without fail. Yet the unjust know no shame.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD, in the midst of her, is righteous. He will do no wrong. Every morning he brings his justice to light. He doesn't fail, but the unjust know no shame.

The Emphasized Bible

Yahweh, the Righteous One, is in her midst, he dealeth not perversely, - Morning by morning, his justice, bringeth he forth the light, He is not found lacking, but the perverse man knoweth no shame.

Webster

The just LORD is in the midst of her; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.

Youngs Literal Translation

Jehovah is righteous in her midst, He doth not do perverseness, Morning by morning His judgment he giveth to the light, It hath not been lacking, And the perverse doth not know shame.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

is in the midst
קרב 
Qereb 
Usage: 226

thereof he will not do

Usage: 0

עלה עולה עולה עול עול 
`evel 
Usage: 53

בּקר 
Boqer 
Usage: 214

בּקר 
Boqer 
Usage: 214

doth he bring
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

to light
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

he faileth
עדר 
`adar 
Usage: 11

not but the unjust
עוּל 
`avval 
Usage: 5

References

Images Zephaniah 3:5

Prayers for Zephaniah 3:5

Context Readings

Judgment Of Jerusalem And The Nations

4 Her prophets are arrogant and treacherous people. Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law. 5 Yahweh, in the midst of her, is righteous. He will do no wrong. Every morning he brings his justice to light. He doesn't fail, but the unjust know no shame. 6 I have cut off nations. Their battlements are desolate. I have made their streets waste, so that no one passes by. Their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, so that there is no inhabitant.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:4

The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice: a God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Zephaniah 3:15

Yahweh has taken away your judgments. He has thrown out your enemy. The King of Israel, Yahweh, is in the midst of you. You will not be afraid of evil any more.

Zephaniah 3:17

Yahweh, your God, is in the midst of you, a mighty one who will save. He will rejoice over you with joy. He will calm you in his love. He will rejoice over you with singing.

Genesis 18:25

Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?"

Deuteronomy 23:14

for Yahweh your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that he may not see an unclean thing in you, and turn away from you.

Job 8:3

Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?

Job 34:10

"Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

Job 34:17-19

Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty? --

Psalm 37:6

he will make your righteousness go forth as the light, and your justice as the noon day sun.

Psalm 99:3-4

Let them praise your great and awesome name. He is Holy!

Psalm 145:17

Yahweh is righteous in all his ways, and gracious in all his works.

Ecclesiastes 3:16-17

Moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

Isaiah 12:6

Cry aloud and shout, you inhabitant of Zion; for the Holy One of Israel is great in the midst of you!"

Isaiah 28:19

As often as it passes through, it will seize you; for morning by morning it will pass through, by day and by night; and it will be nothing but terror to understand the message."

Isaiah 33:2

Yahweh, be gracious to us. We have waited for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

Isaiah 42:3-4

He won't break a bruised reed. He won't quench a dimly burning wick. He will faithfully bring justice.

Isaiah 45:21

Declare and present it. Yes, let them take counsel together. Who has shown this from ancient time? Who has declared it of old? Haven't I, Yahweh? There is no other God besides me, a just God and a Savior; There is no one besides me.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord Yahweh has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him who is weary: he wakens morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Jeremiah 3:3

Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there has been no latter rain; yet you have a prostitute's forehead, you refused to be ashamed.

Jeremiah 6:15

Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I visit them, they shall be cast down," says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 8:12

Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among those who fall; in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, says Yahweh.

Jeremiah 21:12

House of David, thus says Yahweh, Execute justice in the morning, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn so that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

Lamentations 3:23

They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Ezekiel 48:35

It shall be eighteen thousand [reeds] around: and the name of the city from that day shall be, Yahweh is there.

Micah 3:11

Her leaders judge for bribes, and her priests teach for a price, and her prophets of it tell fortunes for money: yet they lean on Yahweh, and say, "Isn't Yahweh in the midst of us? No disaster will come on us."

Micah 7:9

I will bear the indignation of Yahweh, because I have sinned against him, until he pleads my case, and executes judgment for me. He will bring me forth to the light. I will see his righteousness.

Habakkuk 1:3

Why do you show me iniquity, and look at perversity? For destruction and violence are before me. There is strife, and contention rises up.

Zephaniah 2:1

Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, you nation that has no shame,

Zechariah 2:5

For I,' says Yahweh, 'will be to her a wall of fire around it, and I will be the glory in the midst of her.

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you! He is righteous, and having salvation; lowly, and riding on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Luke 12:2

But there is nothing covered up, that will not be revealed, nor hidden, that will not be known.

Romans 2:5

But according to your hardness and unrepentant heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath, revelation, and of the righteous judgment of God;

Romans 3:26

to demonstrate his righteousness at this present time; that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him who has faith in Jesus.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God.

1 Peter 1:17

If you call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judges according to each man's work, pass the time of your living as foreigners here in reverent fear:

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