Jeremiah 17:17
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.

Berean Study Bible
Do not become 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
I trust you for protection in times of trouble, so don't frighten me.

Good News Translation
Do not be a terror to me; you are my place of safety when trouble comes.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Be not to me a stranger, but spare me in the evil day.

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 I have not run away from being Your shepherd; I have not desired the day of despair. You know that the utterance of my lips was spoken in Your presence. 17Do not become a terror to me; You are my refuge in the day of disaster. 18Let my persecutors be put to shame, but do not let me be put to shame. Let them be terrified, but do not let me be terrified. Bring upon them the day of disaster and shatter them with double destruction.…
Cross References
Psalm 88:15
From my youth I was afflicted and near death. I suffer Your terrors; I am in despair.

Jeremiah 16:19
O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in the day of distress, the nations will come to You from the ends of the earth, and they will say, "Our fathers inherited nothing but lies, worthless idols of no benefit at all."

Joel 3:16
The LORD will roar from Zion and raise His voice from Jerusalem; heaven and earth will tremble. But the LORD will be a refuge for His people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.

Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of distress; He cares for those who trust 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 highness I could not endure.

Psalm 77:2-9
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted…

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

thou.

Jeremiah 17:7,13
Blessed is the man that trusteth 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 affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

Psalm 41:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.







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

become
תִּֽהְיֵה־ (tih·yêh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a terror
לִמְחִתָּ֑ה (lim·ḥit·tāh)
Preposition | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4288: A dissolution, a ruin, consternation

to me;
לִ֖י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

You
אַ֖תָּה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are my refuge
מַֽחֲסִי־ (ma·ḥă·sî-)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4268: Refuge, shelter

in the day
בְּי֥וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of disaster.
רָעָֽה׃ (rā·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil
(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. 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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