You came near when I called you, and you said, "Do not fear."
You drew near when I called on You; You said, "Do not fear!"
Yes, you came at my despairing cry and told me, "Do not fear."
You came close when I called out. You said, 'It's going to be all right.'
You came near in the day when I made my prayer to you: you said, Have no fear.
You came near when I called on you; you said, "Do not fear!"
You drew near on the day I called on You, And said, "Do not fear!"
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn The verb could be understood as a precative (“Draw near”). The perspective of the poem seems to be that of prayer during distress rather than a testimony that God has delivered.
2 tn The verb could be understood as a precative (“Say”).