Lamentations 3:57
New International Version
You came near when I called you, and you said, "Do not fear."

New Living Translation
Yes, you came when I called; you told me, “Do not fear.”

English Standard Version
You came near when I called on you; you said, ‘Do not fear!’

Berean Study Bible
You drew near when I called on You; You said, “Do not be afraid.”

King James Bible
Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.

New King James Version
You drew near on the day I called on You, And said, “Do not fear!”

New American Standard Bible
You came near on the day I called to You; You said, “Do not fear!”

NASB 1995
You drew near when I called on You; You said, "Do not fear!"

NASB 1977
Thou didst draw near when I called on Thee; Thou didst say, “Do not fear!”

Amplified Bible
You drew near on the day I called to You; You said, “Do not fear.”

Christian Standard Bible
You came near whenever I called you; you said, “Do not be afraid.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You come near when I call on You; You say: "Do not be afraid."

American Standard Version
Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee; thou saidst, Fear not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You came in the day that I called you and you said to me: “Do not be afraid!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou drewest nigh to my help: in the day wherein I called upon thee thou saidst to me, Fear not.

Contemporary English Version
and came when I was in need. You told me, "Don't worry!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Coph. Thou drewest near in the day, when I called upon thee, thou saidst: Fear not.

English Revised Version
Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.

Good News Translation
You answered me and told me not to be afraid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be close at hand when I call to you. You told me not to be afraid.

International Standard Version
You drew near when I called out to you. You said, "Stop being afraid"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon Thee; Thou saidst: 'Fear not.'

Literal Standard Version
You have drawn near in the day I call You, You have said, Do not fear.

NET Bible
You came near on the day I called to you; you said, "Do not fear!"

New Heart English Bible
You drew near in the day that I called on you; you said, "Do not be afraid."

World English Bible
You drew near in the day that I called on you; you said, Don't be afraid.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast drawn near in the day I call Thee, Thou hast said, Fear not.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prayer for Deliverance
56You heard my plea: “Do not ignore my cry for relief.” 57You drew near when I called on You; You said, “Do not be afraid.” 58You defend my cause, O Lord; You redeem my life.…

Cross References
Hebrews 7:19
(for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

Psalm 145:18
The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call out to Him in truth.

Isaiah 41:10
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My right hand of righteousness.

Isaiah 41:14
Do not fear, O worm of Jacob, O few men of Israel. I will help you," declares the LORD. "Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

You drew near in the day that I called on you: you said, Fear not.

drewest

Psalm 69:18
Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

Psalm 145:18
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

Isaiah 58:9
Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

thou saidst

Isaiah 41:10,14
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness…

Isaiah 43:1,2
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine…

Jeremiah 1:17
Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.









Verse 57. - Thou drewest near, etc. The sacred poet reminds Jehovah of his former gracious interpositions.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You drew near
קָרַ֙בְתָּ֙ (qā·raḇ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

when
בְּי֣וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

I called on You;
אֶקְרָאֶ֔ךָּ (’eq·rā·’e·kā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

You said,
אָמַ֖רְתָּ (’ā·mar·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

be afraid.”
תִּירָֽא׃ (tî·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten


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