Job 4:4
New International Version
Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees.

New Living Translation
Your words have supported those who were falling; you encouraged those with shaky knees.

English Standard Version
Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, and you have made firm the feeble knees.

Berean Study Bible
Your words have steadied those who stumbled; you have braced the knees that were buckling.

King James Bible
Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.

New King James Version
Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, And you have strengthened the feeble knees;

New American Standard Bible
“Your words have helped the stumbling to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.

NASB 1995
“Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.

NASB 1977
“Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.

Amplified Bible
“Your words have helped the one who was stumbling to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.

Christian Standard Bible
Your words have steadied the one who was stumbling and braced the knees that were buckling.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your words have steadied the one who was stumbling and braced the knees that were buckling.

American Standard Version
Thy words have upholden him that was falling, And thou hast made firm the feeble knees.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Should not your words lift up the afflicted and you should strengthen the shaky knees?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and hast supported the failing with words, and hast imparted courage to feeble knees.

Contemporary English Version
have guided and encouraged many in need.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy words have confirmed them that were staggering, and thou hast strengthened the trembling knees:

English Revised Version
Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast confirmed the feeble knees.

Good News Translation
When someone stumbled, weak and tired, your words encouraged him to stand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When someone stumbled, you lifted him up with your words. When knees were weak, you gave them strength.

International Standard Version
A word from you has supported those who have stumbled, and has strengthened faltering knees.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy words have upholden him that was falling, And thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.

Literal Standard Version
Your words raise up the stumbling one, And you strengthen bowing knees.

NET Bible
Your words have supported those who stumbled, and you have strengthened the knees that gave way.

New Heart English Bible
Your words have supported him who was falling, You have made firm the feeble knees.

World English Bible
Your words have supported him who was falling, You have made firm the feeble knees.

Young's Literal Translation
The stumbling one do thy words raise up, And bowing knees thou dost strengthen.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz: The Innocent Prosper
3Surely you have instructed many, and have strengthened their feeble hands. 4Your words have steadied those who stumbled; you have braced the knees that were buckling. 5But now trouble has come upon you, and you are weary. It strikes you, and you are dismayed.…

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

Job 4:5
But now trouble has come upon you, and you are weary. It strikes you, and you are dismayed.

Job 29:11
For those who heard me called me blessed, and those who saw me commended me,

Job 29:25
I chose their course and presided as chief. So I dwelt as a king among his troops, as a comforter of the mourners.

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


Treasury of Scripture

Your words have upheld him that was falling, and you have strengthened the feeble knees.

upholden.

Psalm 145:14
The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

Proverbs 12:18
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 16:23,24
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips…

feeble knees.

Isaiah 35:3,4
Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees…

Daniel 5:6
Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Hebrews 12:12
Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;









Verse 4. - Thy words have upholden him that was falling. Many a man, just on the point of falling, has been stopped in time by thy wise words and good advice to him. This is a strong testimony to Job's kindliness of heart, and active sympathy with sufferers during the period of his prosperity. And thou hast strengthened the feeble knees; literally, the bowing knees - those that were just on the point of collapsing and giving way through exhaustion or feebleness (comp. Isaiah 35:3).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your words
מִלֶּ֑יךָ (mil·le·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4405: A word, a discourse, a topic

have steadied
יְקִימ֣וּן (yə·qî·mūn)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

those who stumbled,
כּ֭וֹשֵׁל (kō·wō·šêl)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall

and have made firm
תְּאַמֵּֽץ׃ (tə·’am·mêṣ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 553: To be stout, strong, bold, alert

the knees
וּבִרְכַּ֖יִם (ū·ḇir·ka·yim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - fd
Strong's 1290: The knee

that were buckling.
כֹּרְע֣וֹת (kō·rə·‘ō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 3766: To bend the knee, to sink, to prostrate


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