ECB(i) 1
The word of Yah Veh being to Sephan Yah the son of Kushiy the son of Gedal Yah the son of Amar Yah the son of Yechizqi Yah in the days of Yoshi Yah the son of Amon sovereign of Yah Hudah. 2
In gathering, I gather all from off the face of the soil - an oracle of Yah Veh. 3 I gather humanity and animal; I gather the flyers of the heavens and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked: and I cut off humanity from the face of the soil - an oracle of Yah Veh. 4 And I spread my hand on Yah Hudah and on all the settlers of Yeru Shalem; and I cut off the survivors of Baal from this place; and the name of the ascetics with the priests; 5 and they who prostrate to the host of the heavens on the roofs; and they who prostrate and oath by Yah Veh, and oath by Malcham; 6 and they who apostatize from Yah Veh - who neither seek Yah Veh nor enquire of him. 7 Hush at the face of Adonay Yah Veh: for the day of Yah Veh is nearby: for Yah Veh prepares a sacrifice; he hallows his called ones. 8 And so be it, in the day of the sacrifice of Yah Veh, I visit on the governors and on the sons of the sovereign and all such as enrobe with strange robes. 9 In the same day, I also visit on all who leap on the threshold - who fill the houses of their adoniym with violence and deceit. 10 And so be it, in that day, - an oracle of Yah Veh the voice of a cry from the fish portal and an howling from the second and a great breaking from the hills. 11 Howl, you settlers of Machtesh, for all the people of Kenaan are cut down; all who bear silver are severed. 12 And so be it, at that time, I search Yeru Shalem with lamps; and visit on the men who curdle on their dregs - who say in their heart, Yah Veh neither well-pleases nor vilifies. 13 And their valuables become a plunder, and their houses a desolation: and they build houses, and settle not; and they plant vineyards, and drink not the wine. 14
The great day of Yah Veh is near - near and the voice of the day of Yah Veh hastens mightily: the mighty whoop there bitterly: 15 a day of wrath - that day; a day of tribulation and distress; a day of devastation and ruin; a day of darkness and darkness; a day of clouds and dripping darkness 16 a day of the shophar and blast against the fortified cities and against the high corners. 17 And I tribulate humanity and they walk as the blind: because they sin against Yah Veh and pour blood as dust and eat the dung ball. 18 Even their silver, even their gold cannot rescue them in the day of the wrath of Yah Veh; and in the fire of his jealousy consumes the whole land: for he even works a hasty final finish of all who settle in the land.