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Zephaniah 2:13-15 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

13 He will also stretch out his hand against the north
and destroy Assyria;
he will make Nineveh a desolate ruin,
dry as the desert.
14 Herds will lie down in the middle of it,
every kind of wild animal.[a]
Both eagle owls[b] and herons[c]
will roost in the capitals of its pillars.
Their calls will sound[d] from the window,
but devastation[e] will be on the threshold,
for he will expose the cedar work.[f]
15 This is the jubilant city
that lives in security,
that thinks to herself:
I exist, and there is no one else.
What a desolation she has become,
a place for wild animals to lie down!
Everyone who passes by her
scoffs[g] and shakes his fist.


  1. 2:14 Lit every wild animal of a nation
  2. 2:14 Or the pelicans
  3. 2:14 Or the hedgehogs
  4. 2:14 Lit sing
  5. 2:14 LXX, Vg read ravens
  6. 2:14 Hb obscure
  7. 2:15 Or hisses
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