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Zephaniah 3:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, [even] the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia My worshipers, My dispersed ones, Will bring My offerings.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— From beyond the rivers of Cush my suppliants, [even] the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring my offering.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— From beyond the rivers of Cush my suppliants, the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine oblation.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, [shall come] my suppliants, the daughter of my dispersed ones, shall bear along a gift for me.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— From beyond the rivers of Cush, my supplicants, The daughter of My scattered ones, Do bring My present.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, shall my suppliants, the children of my dispersed people, bring me an offering.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— From beyond the riuers of Ethiopia, my suppliants, [euen] the daughter of my dispersed shal bring mine offring.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— From the boundaries of the rivers of Ethiopia will I receive my dispersed ones; they shall offer sacrifices to me.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— From beyond the rivers of Kush my suppliants, [even] the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
From beyond 5676
{5676} Prime
עֵבֶר
`eber
{ay'-ber}
From H5674; properly a region across; but used only adverbially (with or without a preposition) on the opposite side (especially of the Jordan; usually meaning the east).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the rivers 5104
{5104} Prime
נָהָר
nahar
{naw-hawr'}
From H5102; a stream (including the sea; especially the Nile, Euphrates, etc.); figuratively, prosperity.
of C כּוּשׁ 3568
{3568} Prime
כּוּשׁ
Kuwsh
{koosh}
Probably of foreign origin; Cush (or Ethiopia), the name of a son of Ham, and of his territory; also of an Israelite.
my suppliants, 6282
{6282} Prime
עָתָר
`athar
{aw-thawr'}
From H6280; incense (as increasing to a volume of smoke); hence (from H6279) a worshipper.
[even] the daughter 1323
{1323} Prime
בַּת
bath
{bath}
From H1129 (as feminine of H1121); a daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively).
of my dispersed, 6327
{6327} Prime
פּוּץ
puwts
{poots}
A primitive root; to dash in pieces, literally or figuratively (especially to disperse).
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
shall bring 2986
{2986} Prime
יבל
yabal
{yaw-bal'}
A primitive root; properly to flow; causatively to bring (especially with pomp).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
mine offering. 4503
{4503} Prime
מִנְחָה
minchah
{min-khaw'}
From an unused root meaning to apportion, that is, bestow; a donation; euphemistically tribute; specifically a sacrificial offering (usually bloodless and voluntary).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Zephaniah 3:10

_ _ From beyond ... Ethiopia my suppliants — literally, “burners of incense” (compare Psalms 141:2; Revelation 5:8; Revelation 8:3, Revelation 8:4). The Israelites are meant, called “the daughter of My dispersed,” a Hebrew idiom for My dispersed people. “The rivers of Ethiopia” are those which enclose it on the north. In the west of Abyssinia there has long existed a people called Falashas, or “emigrants” (akin to the synonym “Philistine”). These trace their origin to Palestine and profess the Jewish religion. In physical traits they resemble the Arabs. When Bruce was there, they had a Jewish king, Gideon, and his queen, Judith. Probably the Abyssinian Christians were originally in part converted Jews. They are here made the representatives of all Israel which is to be restored.

_ _ shall bring mine offering — that is, the offering that is My right. I prefer, with De Wette and Chaldee Version, making “suppliants” the objective case, not the nominative. The peoples: (Zephaniah 3:8, Zephaniah 3:9), brought to fear Me by My judgments, “shall bring as Mine offering My suppliants (an appropriate term for the Jews, on whom then there shall have been poured the spirit of supplications, Zechariah 12:10), the daughter of My dispersed.” So Isaiah 66:20, “they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord.” Compare Horsley’s view of Isaiah 18:1, Isaiah 18:2, Isaiah 18:7. England in this view may be the naval power to restore Israel to Palestine (Isaiah 60:9). The Hebrew for “Ethiopia” is Cush, which may include not only Ethiopia, but also the region of the Tigris and Babylon, where Nimrod, Cush’s son (Genesis 10:8-12), founded Nineveh and acquired Babylon, and where the ten tribes are mentioned as being scattered (1 Peter 1:1; 1 Peter 5:13; compare Isaiah 11:11). The restoration under Cyrus of the Jews transported under Pharaoh-necho to Egypt and Ethiopia, was an earnest of the future restoration under Christ.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Zephaniah 3:8-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Zephaniah 3:10

My dispersed — The praying remnant of the scattered Jews shall return to their own land, and bring themselves an offering unto the Lord.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Zephaniah 3:10

From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, [even] the (h) daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.

(h) That is, the Jews will come as well as the Gentiles: which is to be understood as referring to the time of the Gospel.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
Psalms 72:8-11 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. ... Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
Isaiah 18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which [is] beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
Isaiah 18:7-19:15 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion. ... Neither shall there be [any] work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
Isaiah 27:12-13 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel. ... And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
Isaiah 49:20-23 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place [is] too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell. ... And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with [their] face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
Isaiah 60:4-12 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at [thy] side. ... For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, [those] nations shall be utterly wasted.
Isaiah 66:18-21 For I [know] their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory. ... And I will also take of them for priests [and] for Levites, saith the LORD.
Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name [shall be] great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense [shall be] offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name [shall be] great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.
Acts 8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
Acts 24:17 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
Romans 11:11-12 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but [rather] through their fall salvation [is come] unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. ... Now if the fall of them [be] the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
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Ps 68:31; 72:8. Is 11:11; 18:1, 7; 27:12; 49:20; 60:4; 66:18. Mal 1:11. Ac 8:27; 24:17. Ro 11:11; 15:16. 1P 1:1.

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