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New International Version
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
New Living Translation
You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked,
English Standard Version
Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes,
Berean Study Bible
Do not fear sudden danger or the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
King James Bible
Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
New King James Version
Do not be afraid of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;
New American Standard Bible
Do not be afraid of sudden danger, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;
Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;
Do not be afraid of sudden fear, Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;
Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the storm of the wicked when it comes [since you will be blameless];
Christian Standard Bible
Don’t fear sudden danger or the ruin of the wicked when it comes,
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't fear sudden danger or the ruin of the wicked when it comes,
American Standard Version
Be not afraid of sudden fear, Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh:
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will not be afraid of trouble that comes suddenly, or of the rush of sinners when it comes.
Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt not be afraid of alarm coming upon thee, neither of approaching attacks of ungodly men.
Contemporary English Version
So don't be afraid of sudden disasters or storms that strike those who are evil.
Be not afraid of sudden fear, nor of the power of the wicked falling upon thee.
English Revised Version
Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh:
Good News Translation
You will not have to worry about sudden disasters, such as come on the wicked like a storm.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the destruction of wicked people when it comes.
International Standard Version
Do not be afraid of sudden disaster, or the devastation that comes to the wicked.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Be not afraid of sudden terror, Neither of the destruction of the wicked, when it cometh;
Literal Standard Version
Do not be afraid of sudden fear, "" And of the desolation of the wicked when it comes.
You will not be afraid of sudden disaster, or when destruction overtakes the wicked;
New Heart English Bible
Do not be afraid of sudden fear, or of the storm of the wicked when it comes:
World English Bible
Don't be afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes:
Young's Literal Translation
Be not afraid of sudden fear, And of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh.
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe Blessings of Wisdom
…24When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you rest, your sleep will be sweet. 25Do not fear sudden danger or the ruin that overtakes the wicked, 26for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from the snare.…
1 Peter 3:14
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be shaken."
You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, and will not fear havoc when it comes.
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
Treasury of Scripture
Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes.
Job 5:21,22 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh…
Job 11:13-15 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him; …
Psalm 27:1,2 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? …
Proverbs 1:27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
Psalm 73:19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Desolation of the wicked.--That is, the storm which overwhelms them.Verse 25. - Be not afraid; al-tirah, is literally "fear thou not," the future with al preceding being used for the imperative in a dehortative sense, as in Genesis 46:3; Job 3:4, 6, 7 (see Gesenius, 'Gram.,' § 127. 3, c); Vulgate, ne paveas. Others, however, render, as the LXX., οὐ φοβηθήσῃ, "Thou shalt not be afraid," in the sense of a promise. The verb yare, from which tirah, is here followed by min, as in Psalm 3:7; Psalm 27:1, and properly means "to be afraid from or before" some person or thing. Sudden; pithom, an adverb used adjectively (cf. like use of adverb khinnam in Proverbs 26:2). Fear (pakhad); as in Proverbs 1:16, the object which excites terror or fear, as any great disaster. The desolation of the wicked (shoath r'shaim) may be taken either
(1) as the desolation made by the violence of the wicked, the desolation or strum which they raise against the righteous (so the LXX., Vulgate, Mariana, Michaelis, Hitzig, and others); or
(2) the desolation which overtakes the wicked, the desolating vengeance executed upon them (so Doderlein, Lapide, Stuart, Muensch., Delitzsch, Wardlaw). The latter is probably the right interpretation, and agrees with the threatening language of Wisdom against her despisers, in Proverbs 1:27, where shdath also occurs. Iu the desolation which shall overwhelm the wicked he who has made Wisdom his guide shall be undismayed, for the Lord is his confidence. The passage was probably suggested by Proverbs 5:21, "Neither shalt thou be afraid of desolation when it cometh." Lee, in loc. cit., says the places are almost innumerable where this sentiment occurs. Compare the fearlessness of the man of integrity and justice, in Horace -
"Si fractus illabatur orbis,
Impavidum ferient ruinae."
(Horace, 'Od.,' 3:3, 7, 8.)
"Let Jove's dread arm with thunders rend the spheres,
Beneath the crush of worlds undaunted he appears."
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 408: Not
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten
Strong's 6597: Suddenness, suddenly
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6343: A, alarm
or the ruin
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7722: A tempest, devastation
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person
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