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Zephaniah 1:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— a day of the trumpet and alarm, against the fortified cities, and against the high battlements.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A day of trumpet and battle cry Against the fortified cities And the high corner towers.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fortified cities, and against the high towers.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— a day of the trumpet and alarm, against the fenced cities and against the high battlements.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— day of horn, and war-shout,—against the fortified cities, and against the high towers.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A day of trumpet and shouting against the fenced cities, And against the high corners.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high bulwarks.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A day of the trumpet and alarme against the fenced cities, and against the high towres.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— a day of the trumpet and cry against the strong cities, and against the high towers.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A day 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
of the trumpet 7782
{7782} Prime
שׁוֹפָר
showphar
{sho-far'}
From H8231 in the original sense of incising; a cornet (as giving a clear sound) or curved horn.
and alarm 8643
{8643} Prime
תְּרוּעָה
t@ruw`ah
{ter-oo-aw'}
From H7321; clamor, that is, acclamation of joy or a battle cry; especially clangor of trumpets, as an alarum.
against x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the fenced 1219
{1219} Prime
בָּצַר
batsar
{baw-tsar'}
A primitive root; to clip off; specifically (as denominative from H1210) to gather grapes; also to be isolated (that is, inaccessible by height or fortification).
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
cities, 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
and against x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the high 1364
{1364} Prime
גָּבֹהַּ
gaboahh
{gaw-bo'-ah}
From H1361; elevated (or elated), powerful, arrogant.
towers. 6438
{6438} Prime
פִּנָּה
pinnah
{pin-naw'}
Feminine of H6434; an angle; by implication a pinnacle; figuratively a chieftain.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Zephaniah 1:16

_ _ the trumpet — namely, of the besieging enemy (Amos 2:2).

_ _ alarm — the war shout [Maurer].

_ _ towers — literally, “angles”; for city walls used not to be built in a direct line, but with sinuous curves and angles, so that besiegers advancing might be assailed not only in front, but on both sides, caught as it were in a cul-de-sac; towers were built especially at the angles. So Tacitus describes the walls of Jerusalem [Histories, 5.11.7].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Zephaniah 1:14-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
day:

Isaiah 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if [we had] no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; [we are] in desolate places as dead [men].
Jeremiah 4:19-20 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. ... Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, [and] my curtains in a moment.
Jeremiah 6:1 O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.
Jeremiah 8:16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.
Hosea 5:8 Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, [and] the trumpet in Ramah: cry aloud [at] Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin.
Hosea 8:1 [Set] the trumpet to thy mouth. [He shall come] as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.
Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done [it]?
Habakkuk 1:6-10 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, [that] bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces [that are] not theirs. ... And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.
Habakkuk 3:6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways [are] everlasting.

and against:

Psalms 48:12-13 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. ... Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell [it] to the generation following.
Isaiah 2:12-15 For the day of the LORD of hosts [shall be] upon every [one that is] proud and lofty, and upon every [one that is] lifted up; and he shall be brought low: ... And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
Isaiah 32:14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
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Ps 48:12. Is 2:12; 32:14; 59:10. Jr 4:19; 6:1; 8:16. Ho 5:8; 8:1. Am 3:6. Hab 1:6; 3:6.

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