Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 So I sent to him saying, "None of these words you have spoken has happened. You are indeed saying [things] created in your own mind"-- 9 for all of them [sought] to frighten us, saying, "their hands will not do the work." And now, [God], strengthen my hands. 10 Now I went into the house of Shemaiah son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was confined [at home], and he said, "Let us meet in the house of God, inside the temple, and let us close the doors of the temple; for they are coming to kill you--during the night they are coming to kill you."


Cross References

Psalm 138:3

{When} I called and you answered me, you emboldened me in my soul [with] strength.

1 Samuel 30:6

And {David was in a very precarious situation}, for the people spoke of stoning him, for the souls of all the people were bitter, each [one] over his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in Yahweh his God.

2 Chronicles 15:7

But as for you, be strong and let not your hands be weak, for there is reward for your labor."

2 Chronicles 32:18

Then they called with a great voice in Judean to the people of Jerusalem who [were] upon the wall to frighten them and terrify them, so that they could take the city captive.

Ezra 4:1-24

Now the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the {returned exiles} [were] building a temple for Yahweh the God of Israel.

Nehemiah 4:10-14

But Judah said, "The strength of the carriers is failing, and there is too much dirt, and we are not able to build at the wall."

Nehemiah 6:14

Remember, O my God, Tobiah and Sanballat according to their works, and also Noadiah the prophetess, and the remainder of the prophets who were frightening me.

Psalm 56:3

{When} I fear, I trust you.

Psalm 68:35

Awesome [are you], O God, from your sanctuary. The God of Israel, [it is] he who gives strength and might to the people. Blessed be God.

Psalm 71:1

In you, O Yahweh, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.

Isaiah 35:3-4

Strengthen [the] weak hands and make [the] staggering knees firm.

Isaiah 41:10

You must not fear, for I [am] with you; you must not be afraid, for I [am] your God. I will strengthen you, indeed I will help you, indeed I will take hold of you with the right hand of my salvation.

Jeremiah 38:4

Then the officials said to the king, "Please, this man must be killed, {because} he [is] making slack the hands of {the soldiers} who are left in this city, and the hands of all the people, by speaking to them words like these, for this man [is] not seeking for welfare to this people, {but only} for harm."

Zechariah 10:12

I will make them strong in Yahweh, and in his name they will walk, {declares} Yahweh.

2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, because the power is perfected in weakness." Therefore rather I will boast most gladly in my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may reside in me.

Ephesians 3:16

that he may grant you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person,

Ephesians 6:10

Finally, become strong in the Lord and in the might of his strength.

Philippians 4:13

I am able [to do] all [things] by the one who strengthens me.

Hebrews 12:12

Therefore strengthen your slackened hands and your weakened knees,

1 Peter 5:10

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, [after you] have suffered for a short time, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, [and] establish [you].

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