Zephaniah 3:7

English Standard Version

7 I said, ‘Surely you will fear me; you will accept correction. Then your[1] dwelling would not be cut off according to all that I have appointed against you.’[2] But all the more they were eager to make all their deeds corrupt. (Jer36:3; Mic7:3; Zep3:2)

New International Version

7 Of Jerusalem I thought, ‘Surely you will fear me and accept correction!’ Then her place of refuge[1] would not be destroyed, nor all my punishments come upon[2] her. But they were still eager to act corruptly in all they did.

New Int. Readers Version

7 I said to you people of Jerusalem, ‘Because I cut off other nations, you will have respect for me. Now you will accept my warning.’ I wish you had returned to me. Then your homes would not have been torn down. And I would not have had to punish you so much. But you still wanted to go on sinning in every way you could.

King James Version

7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.