Parallel Verses

King James 2000

For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it will not be done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

New American Standard Bible

For all of them were trying to frighten us, thinking, “They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done.” But now, O God, strengthen my hands.

King James Version

For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

Holman Bible

For they were all trying to intimidate us, saying, “They will become discouraged in the work, and it will never be finished.”

But now, my God, strengthen me.

International Standard Version

For they all were trying to make us afraid by saying, "Their hands will become tired from laboring, so the work won't be completed." "Therefore, LORD, strengthen my hands!"

A Conservative Version

For they all would have made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work that it not be done. But now, [O God], strengthen thou my hands.

American Standard Version

For they all would have made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. But now, O God , strengthen thou my hands.

Amplified

For they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, “They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done.” But now, [O God,] strengthen my hands.

Bible in Basic English

For they were hoping to put fear in us, saying, Their hands will become feeble and give up the work so that it may not get done. But now, O God, make my hands strong.

Darby Translation

For they all would have made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be slackened from the work, that it be not carried out. Now therefore strengthen my hands!

Julia Smith Translation

For all of them causing us to be afraid, saying, their hands shall be slackened from the work, and it shall not be done. And now strengthen my hand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

for all of them [sought] to frighten us, saying, "their hands will not do the work." And now, [God], strengthen my hands.

Modern King James verseion

For they all were alarmers of us, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work so that it may not be done. And now, O God, make my hands strong.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For they were all minded to make us afraid and thought, "They shall withdraw their hands from the work, that they shall not labour." Howbeit I strengthened my hand the more.

NET Bible

All of them were wanting to scare us, supposing, "Their hands will grow slack from the work, and it won't get done." So now, strengthen my hands!

New Heart English Bible

For they all would have made us afraid, saying, "Their hands will be weakened from the work, that it not be done. But now, strengthen my hands."

The Emphasized Bible

For, they all, were seeking to put us in fear, saying, Their hands will slacken from the work, and it will not be accomplished. Now, therefore, strengthen thou my hands!

Webster

For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it may not be done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

World English Bible

For they all would have made us afraid, saying, "Their hands will be weakened from the work, that it not be done. But now, [God], strengthen my hands."

Youngs Literal Translation

for all of them are making us afraid, saying, 'Their hands are too feeble for the work, and it is not done;' and now, strengthen Thou my hands.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

רפה 
Raphah 
Usage: 46

from the work
מלאכה 
M@la'kah 
Usage: 167

that it be not done

Usage: 0

References

American

Fausets

Morish

Context Readings

Enemies Foiled

8 Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as you say, but you invent them out of your own heart. 9 For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it will not be done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands. 10 Afterward I came unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay you; yea, in the night will they come to slay you.


Cross References

Psalm 138:3

In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.

1 Samuel 30:6

And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

2 Chronicles 15:7

Be you strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.

2 Chronicles 32:18

Then they cried with a loud voice in the language of Judah unto the people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to frighten them, and to trouble them; that they might take the city.

Ezra 4:1-24

Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity built the temple unto the LORD God of Israel;

Nehemiah 4:10-14

And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is failing, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

Nehemiah 6:14

My God, think you upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear.

Psalm 56:3

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you.

Psalm 68:35

O God, you are awesome out of your holy places: the God of Israel is he that gives strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

Psalm 71:1

In you, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

Isaiah 35:3-4

Strengthen you the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yea, I will help you; yea, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.

Jeremiah 38:4

Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech you, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakens the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man seeks not the welfare of this people, but the harm.

Zechariah 10:12

And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, says the LORD.

2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Ephesians 3:16

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

Ephesians 6:10

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Hebrews 12:12

Therefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

1 Peter 5:10

But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, restore, establish, strengthen, settle you.

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