King James Version
Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be the slain of my sword.
World English Bible
You Cushites also, you will be killed by my sword.
Young's Literal Translation
Also ye, O Cushim, pierced of My sword are they.
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword.Zephaniah 2:12 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryOf the Decrees of God.
Eph. i. 11.--"Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."--Job xxiii. 13. "He is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth." Having spoken something before of God, in his nature and being and properties, we come, in the next place, to consider his glorious majesty, as he stands in some nearer relation to his creatures, the work of his hands. For we must conceive the first rise of all things in the world to be in this self-being, the first conception …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.
And I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand: but I will break Pharaoh's arms, and he shall groan before him with the groanings of a deadly wounded man.
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