New American Standard Bible
"Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.
King James Bible
Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy words have upholden him that was stumbling, and thou hast braced up the bending 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thy words have upholden him that was falling - That is, either falling into sin, or sinking under calamity and trial. The Hebrew will bear either interpretation, but the connection seems to require us to understand it of one who was sinking under the weight of affliction.
The feeble knees - Margin, "bowing." The knees support the frame. If they fail, we are feeble and helpless. Hence, their being weak, is so often used in the Bible to denote imbecility. The sense is, that Job, in the days of his own prosperity, had exhorted others to submit to God; had counselled them in such a manner as actually to give them support, and that the same views should now have sustained him which he had so successfully employed in comforting others.
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.
"Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.
"But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; It touches you, and you are dismayed.
"For when the ear heard, it called me blessed, And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me,
"I chose a way for them and sat as chief, And dwelt as a king among the troops, As one who comforted the mourners.
Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.
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