Strong's Hebrew1290. berek -- the knee...
Word Origin from barak Definition the knee NASB Word Usage feeble
* (1), knee
(1), kneeled* (1), kneels* (1), knees
(20), lap (1). knee. ... /hebrew/1290.htm - 6k
Weak Hands and Feeble Knees
... Weak Hands and Feeble Knees. A Sermon ... at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens.
"Strenghten ye the weak hands and confirm the feeble knees.""Isaiah 35:8. ...
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Thanksgiving after Chastisement.
... who would not count this just as great a blessing"after having endured chastisement,
to lift up again the hands that hang down and the feeble knees; that is ...
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Homilies of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, on ...
... And this he shows near the end, saying, "Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down,
and the feeble knees";  and again, "Yet a little while, he that ...
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Hebrews xii. 13-Nov
... Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees: and make straight
paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but ...
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God Showed Himself, by the Fall of Man, as Patient, Benign ...
... The grace of Jesus Christ our Lord." And Isaiah declares this also, [when he says:]
"Be ye strengthened, ye hands that hang down, and ye feeble knees; be ye ...
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Preached Before the Governor, and Council, and the House of ...
... even Zechariah, (who with Haggai had been joint sufferer in the captivity) is sent
to lift up the hands that hang down, to strengthen the feeble knees, and by ...
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Argument. --That Christ is God, is Proved by the Authority of the ...
... The same prophet says: "Be ye strengthened, ye relaxed hands, and ye feeble knees;
be consoled, ye that are cowardly in heart; be strong; fear not. ...
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... Strengthen ye the weak hands, And confirm the feeble knees; Say to them that are
of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: Behold, your God will come with ...
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Further Proofs of the Same Truth in the Same Chapter, from the ...
... glory, and what excellency? "Be strong, ye weak hands, and ye feeble knees:"
 this refers to the palsy. "Be strong; fear not ...
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What Manner of Man Ought not to Come to Rule.
... Hence it is that Paul says, Lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,
and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned ...
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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
Such an affection of the knees may be due to different causes. It is, e.g., a very frequent symptom of the disease known in the Orient as beriberi, when the muscles of the lower leg shrink to such a degree as to render voluntary locomotion impossible. It always disables its victim, and is therefore often expressive of general debility, e.g. in Psalm 109:24, where such weakness is described as the outcome of protracted fasting in Ezekiel 7:17 and 21:7, "All knees shall be weak as water," the expression indicates a complete relaxation of the muscles. Fear effected the same condition in Belshazzar's case, when he saw the writing on the wall (Daniel 5:6), "The joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another" (compare Nahum 2:10).
The "sore boil. in the knees, and in the legs," a disease announced in Deuteronomy 28:35 as a punishment upon Israel for disobedience, cannot now be fully determined. Driver (in his commentary on the passage) thinks of elephantiasis, which is possible but not probable on account of the additional statement, "whereof thou canst not be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the crown of thy head" which would be unexplained, as elephantiasis rarely presents a form in which the whole body is sympathetically affected. I rather think of some form of bubonic plague, which causes very high fever all over the body. In Deuteronomy 28:27 in the enumeration of plagues mention is made of the "boil of Egypt," and some commentators have explained this as "bubonic plague." There is, however, no doubt that the "boil or botch of Egypt" is identical with the disease known to modern medicine as bouton du Nil, Biskra button, Bagdad or Aleppo sore.
H. L. E. Luering
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