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Zephaniah 2:6

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— So the seacoast will be pastures, [With] caves for shepherds and folds for flocks.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— And the sea coast shall be dwellings [and] cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— And the sea coast shall be pastures, with cottages for shepherds and folds for flocks.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the sea-coast shall be pastures, with cottages for shepherds and folds for flocks.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the sea coast shall be dwellings [and] cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and the sea-coast shall be cave-dwellings for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So shall the line of the sea become a meadow, the wells of shepherds, and the folds of flocks;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the sea-coast hath been habitations, Cottages [for] shepherds, and folds [for] a flock.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the sea coast shall be the resting place of shepherds, and folds for cattle:
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— And the sea coast shal be dwellings and cotages for shepheardes and sheepefoldes.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the sea coast shall bee dwellings [and] cottages for shepheards, and foldes for flockes.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— And the seacoast shall become pastures for sheep, and Crete a pasture for flocks of sheep.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Crete shall be a pasture of flocks, and a fold of sheep.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the sea coast shall be dwellings [and] cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the sea 3220
{3220} Prime
From an unused root meaning to roar; a sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article) the Mediterranean; sometimes a large river, or an artificial basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south.
coast 2256
{2256} Prime
From H2254; a rope (as twisted), especially a measuring line; by implication a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as of cords); figuratively a company (as if tied together); also a throe (especially of parturition); also ruin.
shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
dwellings 5116
{5116} Prime
From H5115; (adjective) at home; hence (by implication of satisfaction) lovely; also (noun) a home, of God (temple), men (residence), flocks (pasture), or wild animals (den).
[and] cottages 3741
{3741} Prime
Feminine of H3733; a meadow.
for shepherds, 7462
{7462} Prime
A primitive root; to tend a flock, that is, pasture it; intransitively to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension to associate with (as a friend).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
and folds 1448
{1448} Prime
Feminine of H1447; inclosure (especially for flocks).
for flocks. 6629
{6629} Prime
From an unused root meaning to migrate; a collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Zephaniah 2:6

_ _ dwellings and cottages for shepherds — rather, “dwellings with cisterns” (that is, water-tanks dug in the earth) for shepherds. Instead of a thick population and tillage, the region shall become a pasturage for nomad shepherds’ flocks. The Hebrew for “dug cisterns,” Ceroth, seems a play on sounds, alluding to their name Cherethites (Zephaniah 2:5): Their land shall become what their national name implies, a land of cisterns. Maurer translates, “Feasts for shepherds’ (flocks),” that is, one wide pasturage.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Zephaniah 2:4-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Zephaniah 2:6

For shepherds — Instead of cities full of rich citizens, there shall be only cottages for shepherds.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the sea:

Zephaniah 2:14-15 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; [their] voice shall sing in the windows; desolation [shall be] in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work. ... This [is] the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I [am], and [there is] none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, [and] wag his hand.
Isaiah 17:2 The cities of Aroer [are] forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make [them] afraid.
Ezekiel 25:5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couchingplace for flocks: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
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