Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
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Proverbs 27:16
restraining her is like holding back the wind or grasping oil with one's right hand.

Proverbs 27:18
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored.

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1 Samuel 13:20, 21
Instead, all the Israelites would go down to the Philistines to sharpen their plowshares, mattocks, axes, and sickles. . . .


Joshua 1:18
Anyone who rebels against your order and does not obey your words, all that you command him, will be put to death. Above all, be strong and courageous!"

Joshua 2:24
"The LORD has surely delivered the entire land into our hands, " they said to Joshua. "Indeed, all the inhabitants of the land are melting in fear of us."

1 Samuel 11:9, 10
So they said to the messengers who had come, "Tell the men of Jabesh-gilead: 'Deliverance will be yours tomorrow by the time the sun is hot.'" And when the messengers relayed this to the men of Jabesh, they rejoiced. . . .

1 Samuel 23:16
And Saul's son Jonathan came to David in Horesh and strengthened his hand in God,

2 Samuel 10:11, 12
"If the Arameans are too strong for me, " said Joab, "then you will come to my rescue. And if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will come to your rescue. . . .

Job 4:3, 4
Surely you have instructed many, and have strengthened their feeble hands. . . .

Isaiah 35:3, 4
Strengthen the limp hands and steady the feeble knees! . . .

1 Thessalonians 3:3
so that none of you would be shaken by these trials. For you know that we are destined for this.

2 Timothy 1:8, 12
So do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, or of me, His prisoner. Instead, join me in suffering for the gospel by the power of God. . . .

2 Timothy 2:3, 9-13
Join me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. . . .

Hebrews 10:24
And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds.

James 1:2
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you encounter trials of many kinds,

1 Peter 4:12, 13
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you. . . .

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