Zephaniah 1:11
New International Version
Wail, you who live in the market district; all your merchants will be wiped out, all who trade with silver will be destroyed.

New Living Translation
Wail in sorrow, all you who live in the market area, for all the merchants and traders will be destroyed.

English Standard Version
Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar! For all the traders are no more; all who weigh out silver are cut off.

Berean Study Bible
Wail, O dwellers of the Hollow, for all your merchants will be silenced; all who weigh out silver will be cut off.

King James Bible
Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.

New King James Version
Wail, you inhabitants of Maktesh! For all the merchant people are cut down; All those who handle money are cut off.

New American Standard Bible
“Wail, you inhabitants of the Mortar, Because all the people of Canaan will be destroyed; All who weigh out silver will be eliminated.

NASB 1995
"Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar, For all the people of Canaan will be silenced; All who weigh out silver will be cut off.

NASB 1977
“Wail, O inhabitants of the Mortar, For all the people of Canaan will be silenced; All who weigh out silver will be cut off.

Amplified Bible
“Wail [in anguish], you inhabitants of the Mortar (Valley of Siloam), For all the merchants of Canaan will be silenced and destroyed; All who weigh out silver will be cut off.

Christian Standard Bible
Wail, you residents of the Hollow, for all the merchants will be silenced; all those loaded with silver will be cut off.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wail, you residents of the Hollow, for all the merchants will be silenced; all those loaded with silver will be cut off.

American Standard Version
Wail, ye inhabitants of Maktesh; for all the people of Canaan are undone; all they that were laden with silver are cut off.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Wail, inhabitants of Maktesh, because the entire people of Canaan is shocked, and all loaded with silver are destroyed

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Lament, ye that inhabit the city that has been broken down, for all the people has become like Chanaan; and all that were exalted by silver have been utterly destroyed.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone in Lower Hollow will mourn loudly, because merchants and money changers will be wiped out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Howl, ye inhabitants of the Morter. All the people of Chanaan is hush, all are cut off that were wrapped up in silver.

English Revised Version
Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the people of Canaan are undone: all they that were laden with sliver are cut off.

Good News Translation
Wail and cry when you hear this, you that live in the lower part of the city, because all the merchants will be dead!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Howl, inhabitants of the Mortar, because all the merchants will be destroyed and all who handle money will be killed.

International Standard Version
"Wail, you who live in the market district, because all of the merchants will be crushed and all of their customers will be eliminated.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wail, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, For all the merchant people are undone; All they that were laden with silver are cut off.

Literal Standard Version
Howl, you inhabitants of the hollow place, "" For all the merchant people have been cut off, "" All carrying silver have been cut off.

NET Bible
Wail, you who live in the market district, for all the merchants will disappear and those who count money will be removed.

New Heart English Bible
Wail, you inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the people of Canaan are undone. All those who were loaded with silver are cut off.

World English Bible
Wail, you inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the people of Canaan are undone! All those who were loaded with silver are cut off.

Young's Literal Translation
Howl, ye inhabitants of the hollow place, For cut off hath been all the merchant people, Cut off have been all bearing silver.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Day of the LORD
10On that day,” declares the LORD, “a cry will go up from the Fish Gate, a wail from the Second District, and a loud crashing from the hills. 11Wail, O dwellers of the Hollow, for all your merchants will be silenced; all who weigh out silver will be cut off. 12And at that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish the men settled in complacency, who say to themselves, ‘The LORD will do nothing, either good or bad.’…

Cross References
Job 27:16
Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up a wardrobe like clay,

Job 27:17
what he lays up, the righteous will wear, and his silver will be divided by the innocent.

Hosea 9:6
For even if they flee destruction, Egypt will gather them and Memphis will bury them. Their precious silver will be taken over by thistles, and thorns will overrun their tents.

Zephaniah 2:5
Woe to the dwellers of the seacoast, O nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines: "I will destroy you, and no one will be left."

Zechariah 14:21
Indeed, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the LORD of Hosts, and all who sacrifice will come and take some pots and cook in them. And on that day there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the LORD of Hosts.


Treasury of Scripture

Howl, you inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.

Howl.

Jeremiah 4:8
For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us.

Jeremiah 25:34
Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel.

Ezekiel 21:12
Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore upon thy thigh.

all the.

Nehemiah 3:31,32
After him repaired Malchiah the goldsmith's son unto the place of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over against the gate Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner…

Hosea 12:7,8
He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress…

John 2:16
And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.









Verse 11.p - Maktesh; the Mortar; Septuagint, τὴν κατακεκομμένην, "her that is broken down." The word is found in Judges 15:19 of a hollow place in a rock, and it is here used in the sense of "valley," and probably refers to the Tyropoeum, or part of it, the depression that ran down the city, having Aera and Zion on its west side, and Moriah and Ophel on its east, and extended south as far as the pool of Siloam. It does not seem a very appropriate appellation for a lengthy valley like the Tyropceum, nor is there any trace of such a name being applied to it elsewhere. It may have been a name affixed to a certain locality where a bazaar was situated or certain special industries had their seat; or it may have been invented by Zephaniah to intimate the fate that awaited the evil merchants, that they should be, as it were, brayed in a mortar by their enemies. The merchant people; literally, people of Canaan. So Septuagint and Vulgate (comp. Hosea 12:7; Hist. of Susannah 56; Zechariah 14:21). The iniquitous traders are called "people of Canaan," because they acted like the heathens around them, especially the Phoenicians, who were unscrupulous and dishonest in their transactions. Are cut down; are silenced; Vulgate, conticuit (Isaiah 6:5; Hosea 10:7). They that bear (are laden with) silver. Those who have amassed wealth by trade and usury. The LXX. has, οι  ῾ἐηρμένοι ἀργυρίῳ "those who are elated with silver;" St. Jerome, involuti argento.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Wail,
הֵילִ֖ילוּ (hê·lî·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3213: To howl, make a howling

O dwellers
יֹשְׁבֵ֣י (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

of the Hollow,
הַמַּכְתֵּ֑שׁ (ham·maḵ·têš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4389: Mortar -- a place probably in Jerusalem

for
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your merchants
עַ֣ם (‘am)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

will be silenced;
נִדְמָה֙ (niḏ·māh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1820: To be dumb, silent, to fail, perish, trans, to destroy

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who weigh out
נְטִ֥ילֵי (nə·ṭî·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5187: Laden

silver
כָֽסֶף׃ (ḵā·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

will be cut off.
נִכְרְת֖וּ (niḵ·rə·ṯū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant


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