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.

New American Standard Bible
In that day it will be said to Jerusalem: "Do not be afraid, 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.

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

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

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!

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

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

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."

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
In that time it shall be said to Jerusalem, Do not fear; and to Zion, Do not let thine hands be slack.

King James 2000 Bible
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear not: and to Zion, Let not your hands be weak.

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord thy God is in thee; the Mighty One shall save thee: he shall bring joy upon thee, and shall refresh thee with his love; and he shall rejoice over thee with delight as in a day of feasting.

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

Darby Bible Translation
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear not; Zion, let not thy hands be slack.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to 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.
Study Bible
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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

fall limp.
יִרְפּ֥וּ (yir·pū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7503: Sink, relax
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). 3:14-20 After the promises of taking away sin, follow promises of taking away trouble. When the cause is removed, the effect will cease. What makes a people holy, will make them happy. The precious promises made to the purified people, were to have full accomplishment in the gospel. These verses appear chiefly to relate to the future conversion and restoration of Israel, and the glorious times which are to follow. They show the abundant peace, comfort, and prosperity of the church, in the happy times yet to come. He will save; he will be Jesus; he will answer the name, for he will save his people from their sins. Before the glorious times foretold, believers would be sorrowful, and objects of reproach. But the Lord will save the weakest believer, and cause true Christians to be greatly honoured where they had been treated with contempt. One act of mercy and grace shall serve, both to gather Israel out of their dispersions and to lead them to their own land. Then will God's Israel be made a name and a praise to eternity. The events alone can fully answer the language of this prophecy. Many are the troubles of the righteous, but they may rejoice in God's love. Surely our hearts should honour the Lord, and rejoice in him, when we hear such words of condescension and grace. If now kept from his ordinances, it is our trial and grief; but in due time we shall be gathered into his temple above. The glory and happiness of the believer will be perfect, unchangeable, and eternal, when he is freed from earthly sorrows, and brought to heavenly bliss.
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