‹For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God‘ Romans 3:23.” Pride which is ever offensive to God, is yet more hideous in a holy place or a holy office, “in” Mount Sion where the temple was or in the Christian priesthood. But the answer is easy: When he says, that the Church had sinned, he refers to that mixture, by which no distinction is made between the wheat and the chaff. But it may be again objected—That the Church is cleansed from all spots, inasmuch as the reprobate are taken away; for he says, Thou shalt not be ashamed of the evil deeds by which thou hast sinned, literally, against me, that is, by which thou hast transgressed against me. Romans 9:6. See Psalms 93:1; Isaiah 12:5. For then will I take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride - (Those of thee who exult in pride.) Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Zephaniah 3 ; ZEPH 3:1 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city! (m) "in monte sancto meo", V. L. Vatablus, Cocceius; "in monte sanctitatis meae", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Calvin, Burkius. He made his “boast of the law,” yea, in God Himself, that he “knew His will,” and was a “guide of others” Romans 2:17-20, Romans 2:23, and so was the more indignant, that the pagan was made equal to him, and that he too was called to repentance and faith in Christ. She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. I will purge out from thee those hypocrites who continue in their sins, unconcerned and unreformed, and yet rely on outward privileges, ordinances, and forms of worship. He will purge his Church of such formalists. All confusion shall (cease, because all pride shall cease, the parent of sin and confusion. "Commentary on Zephaniah 3:11". In the Book of Zephaniah, the third and final chapter is about the the age-old cycle of the human condition: ceasing to do evil, and learning to do good. In that day — Or, after that time; shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings — Thy guilt and thy punishment shall cease: thou shalt be pardoned and reformed. Shalt thou not be ashamed - Thy punishment shall cease, for God shall pardon thy sin. Thou shalt not be ashamed, he says, for the sins by which I have been offended. So, "going about to establish his own righteousness, he did not submit himself to the righteousness of God," but shut himself out from the faith and grace and salvation of Christ, and rejected Himself. "Commentary on Zephaniah 3:11". For then will I remove from the midst of thee 1832. All confusion shall (cease, because all pride shall cease, the parent of sin and confusion. 4. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/zephaniah-3.html. The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, cried they aloud that nothing cared for the Lord of the temple. And thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain â. The church, the church, the Catholic Church! "Commentary on Zephaniah 3:11". Because of my holy mount; either the city, or rather the temple, on which proud hypocrites did bear themselves high formerly, when they lived in notorious sins, and yet cried. we are a royal priesthood, to the oppressing city! 1870. “We are God’s holy people, To be ashamed on this sort is no shame, but a sign of that godly sorrow that worketh repentance never to be repented of; and not to know shame, to be frontless and impudent, is the note of a naughty man, Ezekiel 16:52. In that day shall you not be ashamed for all your doings, wherein you have transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the middle of you them that rejoice in your pride, and you shall no more be haughty because of my holy mountain. Cyril: “No one can doubt that when Christ came in the flesh, there was an amnesty and remission to all who believed. "Commentary on Zephaniah 3:11". (Menochius). The word picture in Zephaniah 3:17 is full of emotion. And, indeed, almost all the texts for this Sunday speak of joy. " The Old Testament prophets apparently did not distinguish between the First Advent and the Second Advent, consequently events connected with those occasions seem to be blended. This is the essence of Pharisaism. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. The temple of the Lord, & c., Jeremiah 7:4, with Jeremiah 7:9,10. Exodus 19:6. Thou shalt not then be ashamed in that day of evil deeds; for I will take away from the midst of thee those who exult. Zephaniah 3:11. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. But he now promises that there would be a distinction, when God took away the proud, who exulted in vain boasting. They would not because He would remove all the pride from their hearts (cf. "Commentary on Zephaniah 3:11". "Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!" https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/zephaniah-3.html. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. ), “thy pride” may be the pride in being the people of God, and having Abraham for their father. (B) Judah changed to pure speech: The removing of pride and modelling of humility (Zephaniah 3:11-13). Thus, indeed, it happens to all hypocrites, who elate themselves through false pretenses as to their connection with God. It follows—. The placement of these verses (Zephaniah 3:9-20) seems to place their fulfillment after the eternal judgment prophesied in Zephaniah 3:8; but as Keil noted, "All of this commenced to be fulfilled with the coming of Christ, and will be completely realized at his return to judgment. Her princeswithin her are roaring lions; her judgesare eveningwolves; they gnaw not the bones till … This tells us that some people will ‘look for the *LORD’ (Zephaniah 2:3). the temple of the Lord! for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride; the Scribes and Pharisees, and those that adhered to them of the Jewish nation, who rejoiced in those things which that people generally prided themselves in and boasted of; their descent from Abraham; their observance of the rites and ceremonies of the law, and the traditions of their elders, and their external legal righteousness; and they rejoiced in their boastings of these things, which rejoicing was evil; and they, in the pride of their hearts, despised Christ and his righteousness, his Gospel, ordinances, and people, which were the things in which they transgressed against the Lord, and for which they were taken away by the sword, famine, and pestilence, at the destruction of Jerusalem: this is further explained by the next clause: and thou shall no more be haughty because of mine holy mountain: the temple; or, "in" (m) it; since it should now be destroyed: the Jews gloried in the temple, and behaved proudly and haughtily on the account of it; reckoned themselves secure, because of that; and trusted and gloried in the sacrifices there offered up, and the services there performed; see Jeremiah 7:4. Shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings — R.V., “shalt thou not be put to shame.” With the former translation the meaning is that they will no longer feel shame, either because they will no longer do anything for which they need to be … If Yahweh intends to “save those who are lame, and gather those who were driven away,” perhaps he intends his service to the weak to serve as a sign that he will bring salvation to all—both weak and strong. Jerusalem was then a den of robbers; it was, as it were, a hell on earth; and all were alike exposed to the same infamy, for the pure part could not be distinguished, as a mass of evil prevailed everywhere. Thy doings; which are expounded in the following words: the prophet speaks of the sins they formerly committed against the Lord. As then they imagined that God was thus bound to them, they insolently despised all admonitions, as though they were exempt from every law and restraint. 1859. Zephaniah 3:3 tn Heb “they do not gnaw [a bone] at morning.” The precise meaning of the line is unclear. . In that day shall thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me,.... Because these shall not be continued in, but repented of, and forsaken; and, besides, shall be forgiven, blotted out, covered, and remembered no more; so that they shall not be charged with them, condemned for them, or be confounded before God, angels, and men, on account of them; not but that shame always arises from a true sense of sin; and the more, as it is beheld in the glass of pardoning love, which is a branch of true evangelical repentance, at least a fruit and evidence of it, Ezekiel 16:63 but then such are not ashamed to appear before God; but can with a holy confidence stand in his sight, their sins being pardoned, and their persons justified. (11) No more be haughty . The New Testament parallel, as Hengstenberg has correctly observed, is Romans 11:33-36; and the μυστήριον made known by the apostle in Romans 11:25. gives us a view of the object and end of the ways of the Lord with His people. It means: ‘On that day you will not be ashamed because of what you have done.’ (See Zephaniah 3:11.) Shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". Rup. "Commentary on Zephaniah 3:11". Some think that he does not speak here of the remission of sins, but on the contrary, of a pure and holy life, which follows regeneration; as though he had said, "There will be no reason any more for thee to be ashamed of thy life; for when I shall chasten you, ye will then fear me, and your correction will be conducive to a newness of life: since then your life will not be the same as formerly, and since my glory shall shine forth among you, there will be no cause why ye should be ashamed.” But this is a strained view, and cannot be accommodated to the words of the Prophet; for he says, Thou shalt no more be ashamed of the sins by which thou hast transgressed against me. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". So, “going about to establish his own righteousness, he did not submit himself to the righteousness of God,” but shut himself out from the faith and grace and salvation of Christ, and rejected Himself. 1840-57. The Prophet seems now to cut off this fruit from repentance: but what he says ought to be otherwise understood, that is, that the Church would be then free from reproach; for the reprobate would be separated, all the filth would be taken away, when God gathered only the remnant for himself; for in this manner, as it has been said, the wheat would be separated from the chaff. In that day — Or, after that time; shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings — Thy guilt and thy punishment shall cease: thou shalt be pardoned and reformed. shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings â, For then will I take away them that rejoice in thy pride â, that exult in their pride. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". --- Mountain. 1599-1645. shalt thou not be ashamed — Thou shalt then have no cause to be ashamed; for I will then take away out of the midst of thee those who by their sins gave thee cause for shame (Zephaniah 3:7). Instead of, not be ashamed—and, because of my holy mountain, we may read, not be put to shame and in my holy mountain. Biblical Commentary Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13 EXEGESIS: THE BROAD CONTEXT: The first verse of this book tells us that “the word of Yahweh… came to Zephaniah, the son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah, the son of Amon, king of Judah” (1:1). "Woe to her that is filthy, and polluted": … Zephaniah 3:11 German Bible Alphabetical: again against all And be because By city day deeds done exulting feel for from haughty have hill holy I in me midst mountain my Never no not of On ones pride proud put rebelled rejoice remove shame that the their then this those to which who will wrongs you your we are a holy inheritance.” BibliographyBeza, Theodore. In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings. “Because God will separate the chaff from the wheat, and will gather the wheat; ye shall be, as it were, in the storehouse of God; the chosen seed shall alone remain; there will be such purity, that the glory of the Lord shall shine forth among you: ye shall not therefore be ashamed of the disgraceful deeds by which ye are now contaminated.”. The reinstated nation shall be purged of this spiritual pride. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/zephaniah-3.html. Why so? All of their enemies have been destroyed, and Israel is entering a time of safety and blessing (verses 8, 15, 19). Ezekiel 20:34-38; Matthew 25:1-13). "Commentary on Zephaniah 3:11". 1871-8. "Commentary on Zephaniah 3:11". In that day - Pause, ponder and query this expression of time. them that rejoice in thy pride — those priding themselves on that which thou boastest of, thy temple (“My holy mountain”), thy election as God‘s people, etc., in the Pharisaic spirit (Jeremiah 7:4; Micah 3:11; Matthew 3:9). that they inhabited the holy mount of God, besides which there was no other sanctuary of God on earth. "Commentary on Zephaniah 3:11". it; since it should now be destroyed: the Jews gloried in the temple, and behaved proudly and haughtily on the account of it; reckoned themselves secure, because of that; and trusted and gloried in the sacrifices there offered up, and the services there performed; see Jeremiah 7:4. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 1909-1922. Justly then and correctly does Zephaniah declare, that the Jews had transgressed against God; for in that mixed multitude the elect could not have been distinguished from the reprobate. We hence see that this cannot be otherwise applied than to the remission of sins. Zephaniah 3:11. The third Sunday of Advent traditionally has a focus on joy. One of the most prominent features that we learn from Zephaniah concerning the Day of the Lord is that God will intervene in human affairs. Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!” (3:14). For then will I take away them that rejoice in thy pride — Or, greatness: or, as some render it, that exult in their pride. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. The idea behind that noun “pride” is “swollen, puffed up.” And “haughty” is a synonym, meaning “exalted, upward,” even “arrogant.” In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for. Ezekiel says, that the fruit of repentance would be, that the faithful, covered with shame, would condemn themselves. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/zephaniah-3.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/zephaniah-3.html. Zephaniah 3:11 (WYC) In that day thou shalt not be confounded on all thy findings, in which thou trespassedest against me; for then I shall take away from the middle of thee great speakers of thy pride, and thou shalt no more put to, for to be enhanced in mine holy hill. Zephaniah 3:11. What does this verse really mean? What does this mean? 'For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God' Romans 3:23." Zephaniah 3:11. What are some practical ways you could grow in these two areas of life? She does not trust in the LORD; she does not draw near to her God. Zeph 3:11 "In that day you will feel no shame because of all your deeds by which you have rebelled against Me; for then I will remove from your midst your proud, exulting ones, and you will never again be haughty on My holy mountain. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Are there any examples of people in your life who embody these qualities? Zephaniah 3:11 "In that day you will feel no shame because of all your deeds by which you have rebelled against Me; for then I will remove from your midst your proud, exulting ones, and you will never again be haughty on My holy mountain. Them that rejoice in thy pride— Those who raised, or caused thy pride; namely, the Jewish priests and scribes, who proudly boasted themselves against the Messiah; and in whose stead the Lord introduced the meek and lowly people, the disciples of Christ; Zephaniah 3:12. To show, then, that the people were unhealable, without being cleansed from this pride, the Prophet says, I will take away those who exult —How did they exult? Those proud spirits who caused thee to dislike my law, and who set up idols in my temple shall disappear. Here the Prophet points out the main spring of the evil, because the Jews had hardened themselves in a perverse self-confidence, as they thought that all things were lawful for them, inasmuch as they were God’s chosen people. that is, when God shall be pacified. 11. Israel, restored to God's favour, shall be cleansed and sanctified. For a discussion of this and other options, see Adele Berlin, Zephaniah … In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain. So (Rup. The very gift of God becomes to the carnal a source of pride. In that day thou shalt not be ashamed of thy doings, Jeremiah also in a similar manner represents their boasting as false, when they pretended to be the temple of God. while in the mean time they neither enter into the true church themselves, nor permit those to enter that are so inclined. Pride was to the Jew also the great hindrance to the reception of the Gospel. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/zephaniah-3.html. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? In that day — The day of judgment and purification (8-10). This respects the Christian church or churches in Judea, the few that believed in Christ, called in a following verse the remnant of Israel Zephaniah 3:13, at the time when the generality of the people of the Jews rejected the Messiah, and their city and temple were destroyed, and the Lord turned the pure language of the Gospel to the Gentiles: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride; the Scribes and Pharisees, and those that adhered to them of the Jewish nation, who rejoiced in those things which that people generally prided themselves in and boasted of; their descent from Abraham; their observance of the rites and ceremonies of the law, and the traditions of their elders, and their external legal righteousness; and they rejoiced in their boastings of these things, which rejoicing was evil; and they, in the pride of their hearts, despised Christ and his righteousness, his Gospel, ordinances, and people, which were the things in which they transgressed against the Lord, and for which they were taken away by the sword, famine, and pestilence, at the destruction of Jerusalem: this is further explained by the next clause: and thou shall no more be haughty because of mine holy mountain: the temple; or, "in"F13בהר קדשי "in monte sancto meo", V. L. Vatablus, Cocceius; "in monte sanctitatis meae", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Calvin, Burkius. How so? The statement may mean these wolves devour their prey so completely that not even a bone is left to gnaw by the time morning arrives. Sep 3, 2015 - Explore Tammy Graham's board "*Zephaniah*", followed by 310 people on Pinterest. We now perceive the Prophet’s design; but I will endeavor to render this clearer by a comparison: Suppose that in a city licentiousness of life so prevails that the people may seem to be irreclaimable; when it happens that the city itself falls away from its power and pristine state, or is in some other way reformed, not without loss, and is thus led to improve its morals, this would be a compensation to the good, and would give courage to the godly and ease their grief, so that they would patiently submit, though the city had not the same abundance, nor the same wealth and enjoyments. In Zephaniah 3:11, God declares what will not happen to Judah. It could not then be, but that the ruin of their brethren greatly affected the Jews, though they knew them to be reprobate. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. : “Mighty promise, mighty consolation. It is therefore no doubt to be understood of men. John Trapp Complete Commentary. even what we have already stated, that before the Church was cleansed from her pollution and filth, there was a common exultation and insolence against God; for these words were everywhere heard—. We now apprehend the meaning of the words. In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings - Because God, forgiving them, will blot them out and no more remember them. Zephaniah 3:11. ‹For Christ, our Forerunner, hath ascended for us now to appear in the presence of God.‘ So then He took away the guilt of all and freed believers from failures and shame.” Peter, even in heaven, must remember his denial of our Lord, yet not so as to be ashamed or pained anymore, since the exceeding love of God will remove all shame or pain. Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not … (i:e., thou shalt no more) he ashamed:' thou shalt then have no cause to be ashamed: for I will then take away out of the midst of thee those who by their sins gave thee formerly cause for shame (Zephaniah 3:7). "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Zephaniah calls the people to be “humble” and “lowly.” Spend some time reflecting on the meaning of those words. in thy pride: and what was this pride? Zephaniah 3:11 Translation & Meaning. Doings. The temple shall be destroyed, that all may know that I am attached to virtue alone, (Calmet) and not to any edifice or place. 2012. It is only in the fuller light of the New Testament that their differentiation is made plain. For thou shalt be cleansed; for it is God’s purpose to reserve a few, by whom he will be purely worshipped. Go to. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. He will bring [you] quietness with His love. I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. But there might be another meaning in this verse as well. "In that day shalt thou not be put to shame for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me; for then I will take away out of the midst of thee thy proudly exulting ones, and thou shalt no more be haughty in my holy mountain. # 3:18 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain. in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah." When now God collects a few only, these few would at length acknowledge that they had been preserved in a wonderful manner, in order that religion and the true worship of God should not be extinguished in the earth. In that day; when pardoned captives and dispersed ones shall return and serve the Lord with one consent, mourning for their sins, and seeking the Lord. Romans 6:21, but that shame will bring glory, and, when that glory cometh in its place, will wholly pass away. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/zephaniah-3.html. Thou shalt no more be haughty; thou, O nation of the Jews, formerly full of haughty thoughts of yourselves, your sacrifices, and your privileges; but you shall no more boast, or glory, or vaunt yourselves herein. The Lord your God is among you, a warrior who saves. Literally, "inventions," of religion of thy own choice. "Commentary on Zephaniah 3:11". And thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain — That is, because of mount Zion, my temple, the sacrifices offered there, and the ordinances of my worship. 1765. . I will then take away, he says, from the midst of thee those who exult in thy pride (117), He afterwards adds, Thou shalt no more add to take pride in my holy mountain. He then names the pride of the people; and yet he addresses the elect, who were afterwards to be gathered.
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