International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFEEBLE KNEES
fe'-b'-l nez: The expression. is found in three places (one being a free quotation of another): Job 4:4, "Thou hast made firm the feeble (kara`, "bending," "bowing") knees," and Hebrews 12:12, "Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down, and the palsied (the King James Version "feeble") knees." The Greek word used here (paralelumena, "paralyzed," "motionless") implies the loss of junction, interrupted articulation, the cutting off of vital strength; compare Greek cholos, "lame," and see Delitzsch in his Commentary on Heb, in the place cited
Greek732. arrostos -- not strong, ie feeble, sickly
... not strong, ie feeble, sickly. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: arrostos
Phonetic Spelling: (ar'-hroce-tos) Short Definition: infirm, sick, ill ...
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770. astheneo -- to be weak, feeble
3886. paraluo -- to loose from the side
772. asthenes -- without strength, weak
Strong's Hebrew537. amelal -- feeble
... feeble. Transliteration: amelal Phonetic Spelling: (am-ay-lawl') Short Definition:
feeble. Word Origin from amal Definition feeble NASB Word Usage feeble (1). ...
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5848c. ataph -- to be feeble or faint
536. umlal -- feeble
3782. kashal -- to stumble, stagger, totter
3766. kara -- to bow down
7503. raphah -- sink, relax
535. amal -- to be weak, languish
6313. pug -- to grow numb
3524. kabbir -- great, mighty, much
6099. atsum -- mighty, numerous
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (superl.) Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm; debilitated.
2. (superl.) Wanting force, vigor, or efficiency in action or expression; not full, loud, bright, strong, rapid, etc.; faint; as, a feeble color; feeble motion.
ThesaurusFeeble (147 Occurrences)
... 2. (superl.) Wanting force, vigor, or efficiency in action or expression; not full,
loud, bright, strong, rapid, etc.; faint; as, a feeble color; feeble motion ...
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Feeble-footed (6 Occurrences)
Feeble-minded (2 Occurrences)
Feeble-handed (3 Occurrences)
Feeble-hearted (2 Occurrences)
Limp (9 Occurrences)
Tired (51 Occurrences)
Slack (19 Occurrences)
Knees (47 Occurrences)
Helpless (27 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceFeeble (147 Occurrences)
Matthew 15:31 So that the people were full of wonder when they saw that those who had no voice were talking, the feeble were made strong, those whose bodies were broken had the power of walking, and the blind were able to see: and they gave glory to the God of Israel.
Matthew 26:41 Keep watch with prayer, so that you may not be put to the test: the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is feeble.
Mark 9:24 Straight away the father of the child gave a cry, saying, I have faith; make my feeble faith stronger.
Mark 14:38 Keep watch with prayer, so that you may not be put to the test; the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is feeble.
Luke 12:28 But if God so clothes the vegetation in the fields, that blooms to-day and to-morrow will be thrown into the oven, how much more certainly will He clothe you, you men of feeble faith!
Acts 20:35 In all things I was an example to you of how, in your lives, you are to give help to the feeble, and keep in memory the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, There is a greater blessing in giving than in getting.
Romans 4:19 And not being feeble in faith though his body seemed to him little better than dead (he being about a hundred years old) and Sarah was no longer able to have children:
Romans 6:19 I am using words in the way of men, because your flesh is feeble: as you gave your bodies as servants to what is unclean, and to evil to do evil, so now give them as servants to righteousness to do what is holy.
Romans 8:3 For what the law was not able to do because it was feeble through the flesh, God, sending his Son in the image of the evil flesh, and as an offering for sin, gave his decision against sin in the flesh:
Romans 8:26 And in the same way the Spirit is a help to our feeble hearts: for we are not able to make prayer to God in the right way; but the Spirit puts our desires into words which are not in our power to say;
Romans 14:1 Do not put on one side him who is feeble in faith, and do not put him in doubt by your reasonings.
Romans 14:2 One man has faith to take all things as food: another who is feeble in faith takes only green food.
Romans 15:1 We who are strong have to be a support to the feeble, and not give pleasure to ourselves.
1 Corinthians 1:25 Because that which the world deems foolish in God is wiser than men's wisdom, and that which it deems feeble in God is mightier than men's might.
1 Corinthians 1:27 But God made selection of the foolish things of this world so that he might put the wise to shame; and the feeble things that he might put to shame the strong;
1 Corinthians 4:10 We are made to seem foolish for Christ, but you are wise in Christ; we are feeble, but you are strong; you have glory, but we have shame.
1 Corinthians 8:9 But take care that this power of yours does not give cause for trouble to the feeble.
1 Corinthians 8:10 For if a man sees you, who have knowledge, taking food as a guest in the house of an image, will it not give him, if he is feeble, the idea that he may take food offered to images?
1 Corinthians 8:12 And in this way, doing evil to the brothers, and causing trouble to those whose faith is feeble, you are sinning against Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:22 To the feeble, I was as one who is feeble, so that they might have salvation: I have been all things to all men, so that some at least might have salvation.
1 Corinthians 11:30 For this cause a number of you are feeble and ill, and a number are dead.
1 Corinthians 12:22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
1 Corinthians 15:43 It is planted in shame; it comes again in glory: feeble when it is planted, it comes again in power:
2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters, they say, have weight and are strong; but in body he is feeble, and his way of talking has little force.
2 Corinthians 11:21 I use the language of self-disparagement, as though I were admitting our own feebleness. Yet for whatever reason any one is 'courageous' --I speak in mere folly--I also am courageous.
2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is feeble and I am not feeble? who is in danger of falling, and I am not angry?
2 Corinthians 11:30 If I have to take credit to myself, I will do so in the things in which I am feeble.
2 Corinthians 12:5 On account of such a one I will have glory: for myself I will take no glory, but only in my feeble body.
2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me, My grace is enough for you, for my power is made complete in what is feeble. Most gladly, then, will I take pride in my feeble body, so that the power of Christ may be on me.
2 Corinthians 12:10 So I take pleasure in being feeble, in unkind words, in needs, in cruel attacks, in troubles, on account of Christ: for when I am feeble, then am I strong.
2 Corinthians 13:3 since you want a practical proof of the fact that Christ speaks by my lips--He who is not feeble towards you, but powerful among you.
2 Corinthians 13:4 For he was feeble in that he was put to death on the cross, but he is living by the power of God. And we are feeble in him, but we will be living with him through the power of God in relation to you.
2 Corinthians 13:9 For we are glad when we are feeble and you are strong: and this is our prayer, even that you may be made complete.
Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come to have knowledge of God, or more truly, God has knowledge of you, how is it that you go back again to the poor and feeble first things, desiring to be servants to them again?
Galatians 4:13 But you have knowledge that with a feeble body I was preaching the good news to you the first time;
Ephesians 3:13 For this reason it is my prayer that you may not become feeble because of my troubles for you, which are your glory.
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not a high priest who is not able to be touched by the feelings of our feeble flesh; but we have one who has been tested in all points as we ourselves are tested, but without sin.
Hebrews 5:2 He is able to have feeling for those who have no knowledge and for those who are wandering from the true way, because he himself is feeble;
Hebrews 5:3 And being feeble, he has to make sin-offerings for himself as well as for the people.
Hebrews 7:18 So the law which went before is put on one side, because it was feeble and without profit.
Hebrews 7:28 The law makes high priests of men who are feeble; but the word of the oath, which was made after the law, gives that position to a Son, in whom all good is for ever complete.
Hebrews 11:34 Put out the power of fire, got safely away from the edge of the sword, were made strong when they had been feeble, became full of power in war, and put to flight the armies of the nations.
Hebrews 12:3 Give thought to him who has undergone so much of the hate of sinners against himself, so that you may not be tired and feeble of purpose.
Hebrews 12:12 Therefore, lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees,
Hebrews 12:13 And make straight roads for your feet, so that the feeble may not be turned out of the way, but may be made strong.
2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of evil desire, never having enough of sin; turning feeble souls out of the true way; they are children of cursing, whose hearts are well used to bitter envy;
Genesis 30:42 but when the flock were feeble, he didn't put them in. So the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
Genesis 47:13 And there is no bread in all the land, for the famine 'is' very grievous, and the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan are feeble because of the famine;
Numbers 13:18 And see what the land is like; and if the people living in it are strong or feeble, small or great in number;
Deuteronomy 1:28 Where are we going up? Our brothers have made our hearts feeble with fear by saying, The people are greater and taller than we are, and the towns are great and walled up to heaven; and more than this, we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.
Deuteronomy 20:8 And let the overseers go on to say to the people, If there is any man whose heart is feeble with fear, let him go back to his house before he makes the hearts of his countrymen feeble.
Deuteronomy 25:18 how he met you by the way, and struck the hindmost of you, all who were feeble behind you, when you were faint and weary; and he didn't fear God.
Deuteronomy 34:7 And Moses at his death was a hundred and twenty years old: his eye had not become clouded, or his natural force become feeble.
Judges 16:6 So Delilah said to Samson, Make clear to me now what is the secret of your great strength, and how you may be put in bands and made feeble.
Judges 16:7 And Samson said to her, If seven new bow-cords which have never been made dry are knotted round me, I will become feeble and will be like any other man.
Judges 16:11 And he said to her, If they only put round me new thick cords which have never been used, then I will become feeble and will be like any other man.
Judges 16:17 And opening all his heart to her, he said to her, My head has never been touched by a blade, for I have been separate to God from the day of my birth: if my hair is cut off, then my strength will go from me and I will become feeble, and will be like any other man.
Judges 16:19 And she made him go to sleep on her knees; and she sent for a man and had his seven twists of hair cut off; and while it was being done he became feeble and his strength went from him.
1 Samuel 2:4 The bows of the men of war are broken, and the feeble are clothed with strength.
1 Samuel 2:5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
1 Samuel 14:28 Then one of the people said to him, Your father put the people under an oath, saying, Let that man be cursed who takes any food this day. And the people were feeble, needing food.
1 Samuel 14:31 That day they overcame the Philistines from Michmash to Aijalon: and the people were feeble from need of food.
1 Samuel 15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
1 Samuel 17:32 And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart become feeble because of him; I, your servant, will go out and have a fight with this Philistine.
2 Samuel 3:1 Now there was a long war between Saul's people and David's people; and David became stronger and stronger, but those on Saul's side became more and more feeble.
2 Samuel 4:1 When Ishbosheth, Saul's son, heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands became feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.
2 Samuel 17:2 And I will come up with him when he is tired and feeble, and make him full of fear: and all the people with him will go in flight; and I will make an attack on the king only:
2 Chronicles 15:7 But be you strong and let not your hands be feeble, for your work will be rewarded.
2 Chronicles 28:15 The men who have been mentioned by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all who were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers: then they returned to Samaria.
Ezra 4:4 Then the people of the land made the hands of the people of Judah feeble, troubling them with fear in their building;
Nehemiah 4:2 He spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, What are these feeble Jews doing? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, seeing they are burned?
Nehemiah 4:10 And Judah saith, 'The power of the burden-bearers hath become feeble, and the rubbish 'is' abundant, and we are not able to build on the wall.'
Nehemiah 6:9 For they were hoping to put fear in us, saying, Their hands will become feeble and give up the work so that it may not get done. But now, O God, make my hands strong.
Job 4:3 Truly, you have been a helper to others, and you have made feeble hands strong;
Job 4:4 Your words have supported him who was falling, You have made firm the feeble knees.
Job 12:21 Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble.
Job 18:12 His strength is made feeble for need of food, and destruction is waiting for his falling footstep.
Job 23:16 For God has made my heart feeble, and my mind is troubled before the Ruler of all.
Job 26:2 "How have you helped him who is without power! How have you saved the arm that has no strength!
Job 39:13 Is the wing of the ostrich feeble, or is it because she has no feathers,
Psalms 10:10 The upright are crushed and made low, and the feeble are overcome by his strong ones.
Psalms 31:10 For my life hath been consumed in sorrow And my years in sighing. Feeble because of mine iniquity hath been my strength, And my bones have become old.
Psalms 38:8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
Psalms 39:4 Lord, give me knowledge of my end, and of the measure of my days, so that I may see how feeble I am.
Psalms 75:3 When the earth and all its people become feeble, I am the support of its pillars. (Selah.)
Psalms 76:5 Gone is the wealth of the strong, their last sleep has overcome them; the men of war have become feeble.
Psalms 77:3 I remember God, and make a noise, I meditate, and feeble is my spirit. Selah.
Psalms 102:1 A Prayer of the afflicted when he is feeble, and before Jehovah poureth out his plaint. O Jehovah, hear my prayer, yea, my cry to Thee cometh.
Psalms 103:14 For he has knowledge of our feeble frame; he sees that we are only dust.
Psalms 105:37 He brought them forth with silver and gold. There was not one feeble person among his tribes.
Psalms 107:5 Their souls became feeble for need of food and drink.
Psalms 107:12 And He humbleth with labour their heart, They have been feeble, and there is no helper.
Psalms 109:24 My knees are feeble for need of food; there is no fat on my bones.
Psalms 142:3 When my spirit hath been feeble in me, Then Thou hast known my path; In the way 'in' which I walk, They have hid a snare for me.
Psalms 143:4 And my spirit in me is become feeble, Within me is my heart become desolate.
Proverbs 26:18 As 'one' pretending to be feeble, Who is casting sparks, arrows, and death,
Proverbs 30:26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks.
Song of Songs 5:6 I made the door open to my loved one; but my loved one had taken himself away, and was gone, my soul was feeble when his back was turned on me; I went after him, but I did not come near him; I said his name, but he gave me no answer.
Isaiah 1:5 Why will you have more and more punishment? why keep on in your evil ways? Every head is tired and every heart is feeble.
Isaiah 3:8 For Jerusalem has become feeble, and destruction has come on Judah, because their words and their acts are against the Lord, moving the eyes of his glory to wrath.
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