New Living Translation
On that day the announcement to Jerusalem will be, "Cheer up, Zion! Don't be afraid!
King James Bible
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
Darby Bible Translation
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear not; Zion, let not thy hands be slack.
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.
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The kingdom of Judah, prosperous throughout the times of Hezekiah, was once more brought low during the long years of Manasseh's wicked reign, when paganism was revived, and many of the people were led into idolatry. "Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen." 2 Chronicles 33:9. The glorious light of former generations was followed by the darkness of superstition and error. Gross evils sprang up and flourished--tyranny, oppression, hatred of all …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
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So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees.
"In the past you have encouraged many people; you have strengthened those who were weak.
In that day the people will proclaim, "This is our God! We trusted in him, and he saved us! This is the LORD, in whom we trusted. Let us rejoice in the salvation he brings!"
With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees.
Say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you."
Don't be afraid, my people. Be glad now and rejoice, for the LORD has done great things.
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