Job 4:3
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English Standard Version
Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands.

King James Bible
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

American Standard Version
Behold, thou hast instructed many, And thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold thou hast taught many, and thou hast strengthened the weary hands:

English Revised Version
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

20 Why is light given to the wretched,

And life to the sorrowful in soul?

21 Who wait for death, and he comes not,

Who dig after him more than for treasure,

22 Who rejoice with exceeding joy,

Who are enraptured, when they can find the grave?

23 To the man whose way is hidden,

And whom Eloah hath hedged round?

The descriptive partt. Job 3:21, Job 3:22, are continued in predicative clauses, which are virtually relative clauses; Job 3:21 has the fut. consec., since the sufferers are regarded as now at least dead; Job 3:22 the simple fut., since their longing for the grave is placed before the eye (on this transition from the part. to the verb. fin., vid., Ges. 134, rem. (2). Schlottm. and Hahn wrongly translate: who would dig (instead of do dig) for him more than for treasure. אלי־גיל (with poetical אלי instead of אל) might signify, accompanied by rejoicing, i.e., the cry and gesture of joy. The translation usque ad exultationem, is however, more appropriate here as well as in Hosea 9:1. With Job 3:23 Job refers to himself: he is the man whose way of suffering is mysterious and prospectless, and whom God has penned in on all sides (a fig. like Job 19:8; comp. Lamentations 3:5). סכך, sepire, above, Job 1:10, to hedge round for protection, here: forcibly straiten.

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Behold.

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish does not so.

Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary...

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying...

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

and thou hast.

Job 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should assuage your grief.

Deuteronomy 3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people...

Ezra 6:22 And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful...

Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

Ezekiel 13:22 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked...

Luke 22:32,43 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers...

Cross References
Job 4:4
Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, and you have made firm the feeble knees.

Job 29:11
When the ear heard, it called me blessed, and when the eye saw, it approved,

Job 29:15
I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame.

Job 29:16
I was a father to the needy, and I searched out the cause of him whom I did not know.

Job 29:21
"Men listened to me and waited and kept silence for my counsel.

Isaiah 35:3
Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.

Zephaniah 3:16
On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: "Fear not, O Zion; let not your hands grow weak.

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