Zephaniah 3:9
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New Living Translation
"Then I will purify the speech of all people, so that everyone can worship the LORD together.

King James Bible
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

Darby Bible Translation
For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent.

World English Bible
For then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that they may all call on the name of Yahweh, to serve him shoulder to shoulder.

Young's Literal Translation
For then do I turn unto peoples a pure lip, To call all of them by the name of Jehovah, To serve Him with one shoulder.

Zephaniah 3:9 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:9 A pure language - I will give them a pure way of worshipping me, the issue of a pure heart.

Zephaniah 3:9 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Manasseh and Josiah
The kingdom of Judah, prosperous throughout the times of Hezekiah, was once more brought low during the long years of Manasseh's wicked reign, when paganism was revived, and many of the people were led into idolatry. "Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen." 2 Chronicles 33:9. The glorious light of former generations was followed by the darkness of superstition and error. Gross evils sprang up and flourished--tyranny, oppression, hatred of all
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Love
The rule of obedience being the moral law, comprehended in the Ten Commandments, the next question is: What is the sum of the Ten Commandments? The sum of the Ten Commandments is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind, and our neighbour as ourselves. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.' Deut 6: 5. The duty called for is love, yea, the strength of love, with all
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

John Bunyan on the Terms of Communion and Fellowship of Christians at the Table of the Lord;
COMPRISING I. HIS CONFESSION OF FAITH, AND REASON OF HIS PRACTICE; II. DIFFERENCES ABOUT WATER BAPTISM NO BAR TO COMMUNION; AND III. PEACEABLE PRINCIPLES AND TRUE[1] ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. Reader, these are extraordinary productions that will well repay an attentive perusal. It is the confession of faith of a Christian who had suffered nearly twelve years' imprisonment, under persecution for conscience sake. Shut up with his Bible, you have here the result of a prayerful study of those holy
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Genesis 4:26
When Seth grew up, he had a son and named him Enosh. At that time people first began to worship the LORD by name.

Psalm 22:27
The whole earth will acknowledge the LORD and return to him. All the families of the nations will bow down before him.

Psalm 86:9
All the nations you made will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your holy name.

Isaiah 19:18
In that day five of Egypt's cities will follow the LORD of Heaven's Armies. They will even begin to speak Hebrew, the language of Canaan. One of these cities will be Heliopolis, the City of the Sun.

Isaiah 57:19
bringing words of praise to their lips. May they have abundant peace, both near and far," says the LORD, who heals them.

Ezekiel 37:17
Now hold them together in your hand as if they were one piece of wood.

Habakkuk 2:14
For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the LORD.

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