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Zephaniah 3:16

    Zephaniah 3:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In that day it will be said to Jerusalem, Have no fear: O Zion, let not your hands be feeble.

    Webster's Revision

    In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not; O 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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Zephaniah 3:16

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zephaniah 3:16

    Fear thou not - Thou shalt have no more captivities nor national afflictions.

    Let not thine hands be slack - This may refer, first, to the rebuilding of the temple of God, after the return from Babylon; and, secondly, to their diligence and zeal in the Christian Church.

    Barnes' Notes on Zephaniah 3:16

    In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not - For "perfect love casteth out fear" John 4:18; from where he saith, "Fear not, little flock; it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" Luke 12:32. Who then and what should the Church or the faithful soul fear, since "mightier is He that is in her, than he that is in the world? And to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack," through faint-heartedness (see Hebrews 12:12), but work with all thy might; be ready to do or bear anything; since Christ worketh with, in, by thee, and "in due time we shall reap, if we faint not" Galatians 6:9.