Zephaniah 1:11
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!

New Revised Standard Version
The inhabitants of the Mortar wail, for all the traders have perished; all who weigh out silver are cut off.

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

New American Bible
Wail, O inhabitants of Maktesh! for all the merchants are destroyed, all who weigh out silver, done away with.

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.

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


Jeremiah 4:8 For this gird yourselves with haircloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the Lord is not turned away from us.

Jeremiah 25:34 Howl, ye shepherds, and cry: and sprinkle yourselves with ashes, ye leaders of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and your dispersion are accomplished, and you shall fall like precious vessels.

Ezekiel 21:12 Cry, and howl, O son of man, for this sword is upon my people, it is upon all the princes of Israel, that are fled: they are delivered up to the sword with my people, strike therefore upon thy thigh,

Joel 1:5,13 Awake, ye that are drunk, and weep, and mourn all ye that take delight in drinking sweet wine: for it is cut off from your mouth. . . .

Zechariah 11:2,3 Howl, thou fir tree, for the cedar is fallen, for the mighty are laid waste: howl, ye oaks of Basan, because the fenced forest is cut down. . . .

James 5:1 Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you.

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Nehemiah 3:31,32 After him Melcias the goldsmith's son built unto the house of the Nathinites, and of the sellers of small wares, over against the judgment gate, and unto the chamber of the corner. . . .

Hosea 12:7,8 He is like Chanaan, there is a deceitful balance in his hand, he hath loved oppression. . . .

John 2:16 And to them that sold doves he said: Take these things hence, and make not the house of my Father a house of traffic.

Revelation 18:11-18 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her: for no man shall buy their merchandise any more. . . .

The Day of the LORD
10And there shall be in that day, saith the Lord, the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and a howling from the Second, and a great destruction from the hills. 11Howl, ye inhabitants of the Morter. All the people of Chanaan is hush, all are cut off that were wrapped up in silver.12And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and will visit upon the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their hearts: The Lord will not do good, nor will he do evil.…
Cross References
Job 27:16
If he shall heap together silver as earth, and prepare raiment as clay,

Job 27:17
He shall prepare indeed, but the just man shall be clothed with it: and the innocent shall divide the silver.

Hosea 9:6
For behold they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them together, Memphis shall bury them: nettles shall inherit their beloved silver, the bur shall be in their tabernacles.

Zephaniah 2:5
Woe to you that inhabit the sea coast, O nation of reprobates: the word of the Lord upon you, O Chanaan, the land of the Philistines, and I will destroy thee, so that there shall not be an inhabitant.

Zechariah 14:21
And every caldron in Jerusalem and Juda shall be sanctified to the Lord of hosts: and all that sacrifice shall come, and take of them, and shall seethe in them: and the merchant shall be no more in the house of the Lord of hosts in that day.

Zephaniah 1:10
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