New American Standard Bible
"Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.
King James Bible
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands;
World English Bible
Behold, you have instructed many, you have strengthened the weak hands.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, thou hast instructed many, And feeble hands thou makest strong.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Behold, thou hast instructed many - That is, thou hast instructed many how they ought to bear trials, and hast delivered important maxims to them on the great subject of the divine government. This is not designed to be irony, or to wound the feelings of Job. It is intended to recall to his mind the lessons which he had inculcated on others in times of calamity, and to show him how important it was now that he should reduce his own lessons to practice, and show their power in sustaining himself.
Thou hast strengthened the weak hands - That is, thou hast aided the feeble. The hands are the instruments by which we accomplish anything, and when they are weak, it is an indication of helplessness.
LibraryWhether Human Nature was More Assumable by the Son of God than any Other Nature?
Objection 1: It would seem that human nature is not more capable of being assumed by the Son of God than any other nature. For Augustine says (Ep. ad Volusianum cxxxvii): "In deeds wrought miraculously the whole reason of the deed is the power of the doer." Now the power of God Who wrought the Incarnation, which is a most miraculous work, is not limited to one nature, since the power of God is infinite. Therefore human nature is not more capable of being assumed than any other creature. Objection …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether Christ Received Knowledge from the Angels?
On the Animals
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit as Revealed in his Names.
"Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.
"For when the ear heard, it called me blessed, And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,
"I was eyes to the blind And feet to the lame.
"I was a father to the needy, And I investigated the case which I did not know.
"To me they listened and waited, And kept silent for my counsel.
Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.
In that day it will be said to Jerusalem: "Do not be afraid, O Zion; Do not let your hands fall limp.
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