Jeremiah 17:17
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New International Version
Do not be a terror to me; you are my refuge in the day of disaster.

New Living Translation
LORD, don't terrorize me! You alone are my hope in the day of disaster.

English Standard Version
Be not a terror to me; you are my refuge in the day of disaster.

New American Standard Bible
Do not be a terror to me; You are my refuge in the day of disaster.

King James Bible
Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't become a terror to me. You are my refuge in the day of disaster.

International Standard Version
Don't be a terror to me. You are my refuge in a day of trouble.

NET Bible
Do not cause me dismay! You are my source of safety in times of trouble.

New Heart English Bible
Do not be a terror to me: you are my refuge in the day of evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not terrorize me. You are my refuge on the day of disaster.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be not a ruin unto me; Thou art my refuge in the day of evil.

New American Standard 1977
Do not be a terror to me;
            Thou art my refuge in the day of disaster.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not be a terror unto me; thou art my hope in the day of evil.

King James 2000 Bible
Be not a terror unto me: you are my hope in the day of evil.

American King James Version
Be not a terror to me: you are my hope in the day of evil.

American Standard Version
Be not a terror unto me: thou art my refuge in the day of evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not thou a terror unto me, thou art my hope in the day of affliction.

Darby Bible Translation
Be not a terror unto me: thou art my refuge in the day of evil.

English Revised Version
Be not a terror unto me: thou art my refuge in the day of evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be not a terror to me: thou art my hope in the day of evil.

World English Bible
Don't be a terror to me: you are my refuge in the day of evil.

Young's Literal Translation
Be not Thou to me for a terror, My hope art Thou in a day of evil.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Prayer for Deliverance
16But as for me, I have not hurried away from being a shepherd after You, Nor have I longed for the woeful day; You Yourself know that the utterance of my lips Was in Your presence. 17Do not be a terror to me; You are my refuge in the day of disaster. 18Let those who persecute me be put to shame, but as for me, let me not be put to shame; Let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed. Bring on them a day of disaster, And crush them with twofold destruction!…
Cross References
Psalm 88:15
I was afflicted and about to die from my youth on; I suffer Your terrors; I am overcome.

Jeremiah 16:19
O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."

Joel 3:16
The LORD roars from Zion And utters His voice from Jerusalem, And the heavens and the earth tremble. But the LORD is a refuge for His people And a stronghold to the sons of Israel.

Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
Treasury of Scripture

Be not a terror to me: you are my hope in the day of evil.

a terror.

Job 31:23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his …

Psalm 77:2-9 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, …

Psalm 88:15,16 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer …

thou.

Jeremiah 17:7,13 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is…

Jeremiah 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of …

Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him …

Psalm 59:16 But I will sing of your power; yes, I will sing aloud of your mercy …

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows …

Ephesians 6:13 Why take to you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand …

(17) Be not a terror . . .--i.e., a cause of terror or dismay. The words are explained by what follows. The prophet had put his hope in Jehovah, but if he were left to himself, his message unfulfilled, himself a by-word and a jest, what a contrast would all this be to what he had been led to hope! Would not his work as a prophet be more terrible than ever? The feeling expressed is like that of Jeremiah 15:10.

Verse 17. - Jeremiah reckons on Jehovah's protection; he therefore entreats that his God will not bring him to shame by leaving his prophecies unfulfilled. A terror is a weak rendering; a consternation would be better. Be not a terror unto me,.... By deserting him, and leaving him in the hands of his enemies; or by denying him supports under their reproaches and persecution; or by withdrawing his gracious presence from him, than which nothing is more terrible to a good man; or by withholding the comfortable influences of his Spirit; or by suffering terrors to be injected into him from any quarter; and more is meant than is expressed; namely, that God would be a comforter of him, and bear him up under all his troubles:

thou art my hope in the day of evil: the author and object of his hope; the ground and foundation of it, from whom he hoped for deliverance, when it was a time of distress with him, from outward as well as from inward enemies; he was his hope in a time of outward calamity, and in the hour of death and day of judgment. 17. a terror—namely, by deserting me: all I fear is Thine abandoning me; if Thou art with me, I have no fear of evil from enemies.17:12-18 The prophet acknowledges the favour of God in setting up religion. There is fulness of comfort in God, overflowing, ever-flowing fulness, like a fountain. It is always fresh and clear, like spring-water, while the pleasures of sin are puddle-waters. He prays to God for healing, saving mercy. He appeals to God concerning his faithful discharge of the office to which he was called. He humbly begs that God would own and protect him in the work to which he had plainly called him. Whatever wounds or diseases we find to be in our hearts and consciences, let us apply to the Lord to heal us, to save us, that our souls may praise his name. His hands can bind up the troubled conscience, and heal the broken heart; he can cure the worst diseases of our nature.
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