; Jah has secreted
, the name of four Israelites.
Active participle of H3547
; literally one officiating
, a priest
; also (by courtesy) an acting priest
(although a layman).
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122
through the idea of accosting
a person met); to call
out to (that is, properly address
by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
Apparently contracted from H0226
in the demonstrative sense of entity
; properly self
(but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this
; properly writing
(the art or a document); by implication a book
in the ears
, that is, (concretely) the ear
(from its form in man).
; Jah will rise
, the name of eight or nine Israelites.
; a prophet
or (generally) inspired
_ _ Zephaniah ... read ... in the ears of Jeremiah He seems to have been less prejudiced against Jeremiah than the others; hence he reads the charge to the prophet, that he should not be condemned without a hearing. This accords with Shemaiah’s imputation against Zephaniah for want of zeal against Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:26, Jeremiah 29:27). Hence the latter was chosen by King Zedekiah as one of the deputation to Jeremiah (Jeremiah 21:1; Jeremiah 37:3).
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because
thou hast sent letters in thy name unto all the people that [are
] at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah
the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
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