Detailed outline of the Book of Zephaniah

  1. Introduction (1:1–3)
    1. Title: The Prophet Identified (1:1)
    2. Prologue: Double Announcement of Total Judgment (1:2–3)
  2. The Day of the Lord Coming on Judah and the Nations (1:4–18)
    1. Judgment on the Idolaters in Judah (1:4–9)
    2. Wailing throughout Jerusalem (1:10–13)
    3. The Inescapable Day of the Lord’s Wrath (1:14–18)
  3. God’s Judgment on the Nations (2:1—3:8)
    1. Call to Judah to Repent (2:1–3)
    2. Judgment on Philistia (2:4–7)
    3. Judgment on Moab and Ammon (2:8–11)
    4. Judgment on Cush (2:12)
    5. Judgment on Assyria (2:13–15)
    6. Judgment on Jerusalem (3:1–5)
    7. Jerusalem’s Refusal to Repent (3:6–8)
  4. Redemption of the Remnant (3:9–20)
    1. The Nations Purified, the Remnant Restored, Jerusalem Purged (3:9–13)
    2. Rejoicing in the City (3:14–17)
    3. The Nation Restored (3:18–20)
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