Zephaniah 2:6
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English Standard Version
And you, O seacoast, shall be pastures, with meadows for shepherds and folds for flocks.

King James Bible
And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.

American Standard Version
And the sea-coast shall be pastures, with cottages for shepherds and folds for flocks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sea coast shall be the resting place of shepherds, and folds for cattle:

English Revised Version
And the sea coast shall be pastures, with cottages for shepherds and folds for flocks.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The threat of punishment follows in Micah 6:13-16. Micah 6:13. "So also now do I smite thee incurably, laying waste because of thy sins. Micah 6:14. Thou wilt eat, and not be satisfied; and thine emptiness remains in thee; and thou wilt remove, and not save; and what thou savest I will give to the sword. Micah 6:15. Thou wilt sow, and not reap; thou wilt tread olives, and not anoint thyself with oil; new wine, and not drink wine." With וגם־אני the threatened punishment is represented as the consequence of, or retribution for, the sins of the people. החליתי הך: literally, I have made the smiting thee sick, i.e., smitten thee with incurable sickness (for hechelaah, see at Nahum 3:19 and Jeremiah 30:12; and for the fact itself, Isaiah 1:5-6). The perfect expresses the certainty of the future. The suffix refers to the people, not of the capital only, but, as we may see from Micah 6:16, of the whole of the kingdom of Judah. Hashmēm (an uncontracted form; see Ges. 67, Anm. 10), devastando, is attached to the preceding verb in an adverbial sense, as a practical exemplification, like the שׁבע in Leviticus 26:18, Leviticus 26:24, Leviticus 26:28, which Micah had in his eye at the time. For the individualizing of the punishment, which follows, rests upon Leviticus 26:25-26, and Deuteronomy 28:39-40. The land is threatened with devastation by the foe, from which the people flee into fortresses, the besieging of which occasions starvation. For the fulfilment of this, see Jeremiah 52:6 (cf. 2 Kings 6:25). ישׁח, ἁπ.λεγ., hollowness, or emptiness of stomach. ותסּג, thou mayest remove, i.e., carry off thy goods and family, yet wilt thou not save; but even if thou shouldst save anything, it will fall into the hands of the enemy, and be destroyed by his sword (vid., Jeremiah 50:37). The enemy will also partly consume and partly destroy the corn and field-fruit, as well as the stores of oil and wine (vid., Amos 5:11). ולא תסוּך שׁמן is taken verbatim from Deuteronomy 28:40.

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Zephaniah 2:14,15 And flocks shall lie down in the middle of her, all the beasts of the nations...

Isaiah 17:2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

Ezekiel 25:5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couching place for flocks: and you shall know that I am the LORD.

Cross References
Isaiah 5:17
Then shall the lambs graze as in their pasture, and nomads shall eat among the ruins of the rich.

Isaiah 7:25
And as for all the hills that used to be hoed with a hoe, you will not come there for fear of briers and thorns, but they will become a place where cattle are let loose and where sheep tread.

Isaiah 17:2
The cities of Aroer are deserted; they will be for flocks, which will lie down, and none will make them afraid.

Jeremiah 33:12
"Thus says the LORD of hosts: In this place that is waste, without man or beast, and in all of its cities, there shall again be habitations of shepherds resting their flocks.

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