8 "On the day of the Lord's sacrifice I will punish the officials and the king's sons and all those clad in foreign clothes.
8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I will punish
8 And on the day of the Lord's sacrifice-- "I will punish the officials and the king's sons and all who array themselves in foreign attire.
8 On the Holy Day, God's Judgment Day, I will punish the leaders and the royal sons; I will punish those who dress up like foreign priests and priestesses,
8 "And it shall be, In the day of the Lord's sacrifice, That I will punish the princes and the king's children, And all such as are clothed with foreign apparel.
8 "On that day of judgment," says the Lord, "I will punish the leaders and princes of Judah and all those following pagan customs.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Zephaniah 1:8
Commentary on Zephaniah 1:7-13
(Read Zephaniah 1:7-13)
God's day is at hand; the punishment of presumptuous sinners is a sacrifice to the justice of God. The Jewish royal family shall be reckoned with for their pride and vanity; and those that leap on the threshold, invading their neighbours' rights, and seizing their possessions. The trading people and the rich merchants are called to account. Secure and careless people are reckoned with. They are secure and easy; they say in their heart, the Lord will not do good, neither will he do evil; that is, they deny his dispensing rewards and punishments. But in the day of the Lord's judgment, it will clearly appear that those who perish, fall a sacrifice to Divine justice for breaking God's law, and because they have no interest by faith in the Redeemer's atoning sacrifice.