18. I will gather those belonging to you (those Israelites in captivity) who yearn and grieve for the solemn assembly (and the festivals), on whom their exile and inability to attend services at Jerusalem have brought a derision and the reproach of it is a burden.

19. Behold, at that time I will deal with all those who afflict you; I will save the limping and gather the outcasts, and will make them a praise and a name in every land of their shame.

20. At that time I will bring you in; yes, at that time I will gather you; for I will make you a name and a praise among the nations of the earth, when I reverse your captivity before your eyes, says the Lord. Amp.

The 3rd chapter of Zephaniah is about Jerusalem and her condition and her restoration. He does not mince words…

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