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Readings for the 24th Sunday After Pentecost: Zephaniah 1.7, 12-18

This Sunday's Old Testament reading comes from Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 (NRSV): 

Be silent before the Lord God! 
For the day of the Lord is at hand; 
the Lord has prepared a sacrifice, 
he has consecrated his guests. 

Be silent before the Lord God! 
For the day of the Lord is at hand; 
the Lord has prepared a sacrifice, 
he has consecrated his guests. 
And on the day of the Lord’s sacrifice
I will punish the officials and the king’s sons
and all who dress themselves in foreign attire.
On that day I will punish
all who leap over the threshold, 
who fill their master’s house
with violence and fraud. 
On that day, says the Lord, 
a cry will be heard from the Fish Gate, 
a wail from the Second Quarter, 
a loud crash from the hills. 
The inhabitants of the Mortar wail, 
for all the traders have perished; 
all who weigh out silver are cut off. 
At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, 
and I will punish the people
who rest complacently on their dregs, 
those who say in their hearts, 
“The Lord will not do good, 
nor will he do harm.” 
Their wealth shall be plundered, 
and their houses laid waste. 
Though they build houses, 
they shall not inhabit them; 
though they plant vineyards, 
they shall not drink wine from them. 

At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, 
and I will punish the people
who rest complacently on their dregs, 
those who say in their hearts, 
“The Lord will not do good, 
nor will he do harm.” 
Their wealth shall be plundered, 
and their houses laid waste. 
Though they build houses, 
they shall not inhabit them; 
though they plant vineyards, 
they shall not drink wine from them.