ZEPHANIAH

(Answers)



CHAPTER 1

  1. The pagan priests worshiped other gods but did not know the one true God. The idolatrous priests worshiped other gods but knew the one true God.
  2. Israel would be taken captive.
  3. We no longer fear Him. We feel that even though he may withhold blessings and goodness from us, He will not do us any harm.

CHAPTER 2

  1. No. God planned punishment for the nations around Israel, for those who influenced them into sin or harmed them in some way.
  2. Because of their reproach, insults, and arrogant threats against God’s people the nations wound be punished.

CHAPTER 3

  1. Jerusalem.
  2. The unjust knew no shame.
  3. When the Messiah came the feasts and rituals would end.