Zephaniah 3:17
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17  Your God Hashem is in your midst, A warrior who brings triumph. He will rejoice over you and be glad, He will shout over you with jubilation. He will soothe with His love

a-do-NAI e-lo-HA-yikh b’-kir-BAYKH gi-BOR yo-SHEE-a ya-SEES a-LA-yikh b’-sim-KHAH ya-kha-REESH b’-A-ha-va-TO ya-GIL a-LA-yikh b’-ri-NAH

יז  יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהַיִךְ בְּקִרְבֵּך גִּבּוֹר יוֹשִׁיעַ יָשִׂישׂ עָלַיִךְ בְּשִׂמְחָה יַחֲרִישׁ בְּאַהֲבָתוֹ יָגִיל עָלַיִךְ בְּרִנָּה׃

 3:17  He will shout over you with jubilation. He will soothe with His love

Tzefanya describes the result of Hashem’s judgement in triumphant terms. Having removed evil from the world, He will allow the remnant of Israel to live safely in its land, knowing that God dwells among the People of Israel in the Land of Israel. Hashem himself will rejoice and sing when He sees His people dwelling in the land without fear of evil. The phrase yacharish b’ahavato (יחריש באהבתו), translated here as ‘He will soothe with His love,’ literally means that God ‘will be silent in His love.’ This wording intrigues many. Rashi suggest that the message behind these words is that in His love, Hashem will be silent even should Israel sin again. Sometimes, the greatest demonstration of love in a relationship is when one side can ignore the shortcomings of the other.

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  • PAULINE ALLEN

    THE LORD YOUR GOD IS IN YOUR MIDST, A WARRIOR WHO SAVES, HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU WITH JOY, HE WILL BE QUIET IN HIS LOVE MAKING NO MENTION OF YOUR PAST SINS. HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU WITH SHOUTS OF JOY.

  • Phil Lambert

    The greatest love story ever told. A Man who knew the horror He was to face the day following the night He spent in a garden praying until His sweat became as blood. A Man who dreaded His fate yet who said unto His Father, "If it be thy will, let this cup pass from Me, nevertheless, not My will, but Thine be done." A Man who was tied to a whipping post and beaten until the flesh was torn from His body and a crown of thorns placed upon His head. A Man who was forced to carry His own cross to Golgotha's hill and who was nailed to a tree. A Man while hanging on the cross was laughed at, mocked and scorned, His side pierced with a spear, and when He said, "I thirst" was given vinegar for drink. A Man, while nailed to His cross, looked to Heaven and said, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." WHAT A MAN!!!!!!! and to think, He did this all for me that I would have a way to the Father!!!!! Indeed, WHAT A MAN…JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD…THE SOON COMING LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS!!!!!!PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!!!!

  • Julio Torres Montalvo

    Where there is love there is peace. Didn't Isaiah say that the Messiah is the Prince of Peace? This world truly starves for love and peace and God will provide us with His love and we can truly live.

  • Inspite of humanity Elohim will bring peace on this planet. His love is indescribable, His mercies endure forever. I too hope to hear His songs with my own ears, Baruch HaShem. I hope to meet you one day Suejean.

  • The idea that Elohim would rejoice over me with singing has always touched my heart. Music is a language that speaks to us more deeply than mere words. As I’ve traveled the world, I’ve marveled at the way music is almost a universal language of its own connecting people and moving them to emotion.
    Some day, I hope to be able to hear His songs with my own ears.
    Baruch Hashem.

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