The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.
ZEP 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are
evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
ZEP 3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests
have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
ZEP 3:5 The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity:
every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but
the unjust knoweth no shame.
ZEP 3:6 I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made
their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed,
so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant.
King James Bible