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Zephaniah 3:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not; O Zion, let not thy hands be slack.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: [and to] Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In that day it will be said to Jerusalem: “Do not be afraid, O Zion; Do not let your hands fall limp.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: [and to] Zion, Let not thy hands be slack.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear not; Zion, let not thy hands be slack.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In that day, shall it be said—to Jerusalem, Do not fear,—O Zion, Let not thy hands hang down:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In that day it is said to Jerusalem, 'Fear not, O Zion, let not thy hands be feeble.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not: to Sion: Let not thy hands be weakened.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In that day it shall be said to Ierusalem, Feare thou not: [and] to Zion, Let not thine hands be slacke.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— At that time the Lord shall say to Jerusalem, Be of good courage, Zion{gr.Sion}; let not thine hands be slack.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In that day it shall be said to Yerushalaim, Fear thou not: [and to] Tziyyon, Let not thine hands be slack.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In that x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
day 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
it shall be said 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
to Yrlaim יְרוּשָׁלִַם, 3389
{3389} Prime
יְרוּשָׁלִַם
Y@ruwshalaim
{yer-oo-shaw-lah'-im}
A dual (in allusion to its two main hills (the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of H3390)); probably from (the passive participle of) H3384 and H7999; founded peaceful; Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine.
Fear 3372
{3372} Prime
יָרֵא
yare'
{yaw-ray'}
A primitive root; to fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
thou not: x408
(0408) Complement
אַל
'al
{al}
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
[and to] Xiyyn צִיּוֹן, 6726
{6726} Prime
צִיּוֹן
Tsiyown
{tsee-yone'}
The same (regular) as H6725; Tsijon (as a permanent capital), a mountain of Jerusalem.
Let not x408
(0408) Complement
אַל
'al
{al}
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
thine hands 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
be slack. 7503
{7503} Prime
רָפָה
raphah
{raw-faw'}
A primitive root; to slacken (in many applications, literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Zephaniah 3:16

_ _ Let not thine hands be slack — (Hebrews 12:12). Do not faint in the work of the Lord.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Zephaniah 3:14-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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be said:

Isaiah 35:3-4 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. ... Say to them [that are] of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come [with] vengeance, [even] God [with] a recompence; he will come and save you.
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 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.
Isaiah 41:13-14 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. ... Fear not, thou worm Jacob, [and] ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 43:1-2 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine. ... When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Isaiah 44:2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, [which] will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
Isaiah 54:4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
Jeremiah 46:27-28 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make [him] afraid. ... Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I [am] with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.
Haggai 2:4-5 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I [am] with you, saith the LORD of hosts: ... [According to] the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.
Zechariah 8:15 So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.
John 12:12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
Hebrews 12:12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

slack:
or, faint,
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.
Hebrews 12:3-5 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. ... And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
Revelation 2:3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
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Is 35:3; 40:9; 41:10, 13; 43:1; 44:2; 54:4. Jr 46:27. Hg 2:4. Zc 8:15. Jn 12:12. 2Co 4:1. Ga 6:9. Ep 3:13. He 12:3, 12. Rv 2:3.

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