Zephaniah 3:16
New International Version
On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp.

New Living Translation
On that day the announcement to Jerusalem will be, “Cheer up, Zion! Don’t be afraid!

English Standard Version
On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Fear not, O Zion; let not your hands grow weak.

Berean Study Bible
On that day they will say to Jerusalem: “Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands fall limp.

King James Bible
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.

New King James Version
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Do not fear; Zion, let not your hands be weak.

New American Standard Bible
On that day it will be said to Jerusalem: “Do not be afraid, Zion; Do not let your hands fall limp.

NASB 1995
In that day it will be said to Jerusalem: “Do not be afraid, O Zion; Do not let your hands fall limp.

NASB 1977
In that day it will be said to Jerusalem: “Do not be afraid, O Zion; Do not let your hands fall limp.

Amplified Bible
In that day it will be said to Jerusalem: “Do not be afraid, O Zion; Do not let your hands fall limp.

Christian Standard Bible
On that day it will be said to Jerusalem: “Do not fear; Zion, do not let your hands grow weak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On that day it will be said to Jerusalem:” Do not fear; Zion, do not let your hands grow weak.

American Standard Version
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not; O Zion, let not thy hands be slack.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In that day it will be said to Jerusalem: “You shall not fear!” and to Zion: “Your hands shall not be weak!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
At that time the Lord shall say to Jerusalem, Be of good courage, Sion; let not thine hands be slack.

Contemporary English Version
Jerusalem, the time is coming, when it will be said to you: "Don't be discouraged or grow weak from fear!

Douay-Rheims Bible
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not: to Sion: Let not thy hands be weakened.

English Revised Version
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: O Zion, let not thine hands be slack.

Good News Translation
The time is coming when they will say to Jerusalem, "Do not be afraid, city of Zion! Do not let your hands hang limp!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On that day Jerusalem will be told, "Do not be afraid, Zion! Do not lose courage!"

International Standard Version
"When all of this happens, it will be told Jerusalem, 'Don't be afraid!" and to Zion, 'Don't lose courage!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: 'Fear thou not; O Zion, let not thy hands be slack.

Literal Standard Version
In that day it is said to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, O Zion, Do not let your hands be feeble.

NET Bible
On that day they will say to Jerusalem, "Don't be afraid, Zion! Your hands must not be paralyzed from panic!

New Heart English Bible
In that day, it will be said to Jerusalem, "Do not be afraid, Zion. Do not let your hands be weak."

World English Bible
In that day, it will be said to Jerusalem, "Don't be afraid, Zion. Don't let your hands be weak."

Young's Literal Translation
In that day it is said to Jerusalem, 'Fear not, O Zion, let not thy hands be feeble.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel's Restoration
15The LORD has taken away your punishment; He has turned back your enemy. Israel’s King, the LORD, is among you; no longer will you fear any harm. 16On that day they will say to Jerusalem: “Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands fall limp. 17The LORD your God is among you; He is mighty to save. He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing.”…

Cross References
Hebrews 12:12
Therefore strengthen your limp hands and weak knees.

Job 4:3
Surely you have instructed many, and have strengthened their feeble hands.

Isaiah 25:9
And in that day it will be said, "Surely this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He has saved us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited. Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."

Isaiah 35:3
Strengthen the limp hands and steady the feeble knees!

Isaiah 35:4
Say to those with anxious hearts: "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance. With divine retribution He will come to save you."

Joel 2:21
Do not be afraid, O land; rejoice and be glad, for the LORD has done great things.


Treasury of Scripture

In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear you not: and to Zion, Let not your hands be slack.

be said.

Isaiah 35:3,4
Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees…

Isaiah 40:9
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

Isaiah 41:10,13,14
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…

slack.

2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

Galatians 6:9
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Ephesians 3:13
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.









Verse 16. - It shall be said. So obvious to all men shall be the happy and secure, position of Zion under God's favour and rule, that they shall join in bidding her east away fear and exult in the Divine protection. Fear thou not (comp. Matthew 14:27; Matthew 28:5, 10; Luke 12:7, 32). And to Zion. Probably vocative, O Zion. Let not thine hands be slack. Be not despairing or faint hearted, but work with energy and confidence (comp. Isaiah 13:7; Hebrews 12:12); or the sentence may be rendered, "Jerusalem will be called Fear not, and Zion, Let not thine hands be slack." In this case we may compare the names Hephzibah and Beulah given to Jerusalem (Isaiah 62:4), and Jehovah-Tsidkenu (Jeremiah 33:16).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
On that
הַה֔וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

they will say
יֵאָמֵ֥ר (yê·’ā·mêr)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to Jerusalem:
לִירֽוּשָׁלִַ֖ם (lî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

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

fear,
תִּירָ֑אִי (tî·rā·’î)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

O Zion;
צִיּ֖וֹן (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

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

let your hands
יָדָֽיִךְ׃ (yā·ḏā·yiḵ)
Noun - fdc | second person feminine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

fall limp.
יִרְפּ֥וּ (yir·pū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7503: Sink, relax


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