Isaiah 40:29
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New International Version
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

New Living Translation
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.

English Standard Version
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Berean Study Bible
He gives power to the faint and increases the strength of the weak.

New American Standard Bible
He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power.

King James Bible
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

Christian Standard Bible
He gives strength to the faint and strengthens the powerless.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD gives strength to those who are weary.

Good News Translation
He strengthens those who are weak and tired.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He gives strength to the weary and strengthens the powerless.

International Standard Version
He's the one who gives might to the faint, renewing strength for the powerless.

NET Bible
He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy.

New Heart English Bible
He gives power to the weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He gives strength to those who grow tired and increases the strength of those who are weak.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He giveth power to the faint; And to him that hath no might He increaseth strength.

New American Standard 1977
He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He gives power to the faint; and to those that have no might he increases strength.

King James 2000 Bible
He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength.

American King James Version
He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength.

American Standard Version
He giveth power to the faint; and to him that hath no might he increaseth strength.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is he that giveth strength to the weary, and increaseth force and might to them that are not.

Darby Bible Translation
He giveth power to the faint; and to him that hath no might he increaseth strength.

English Revised Version
He giveth power to the faint; and to him that hath no might he increaseth strength.

Webster's Bible Translation
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

World English Bible
He gives power to the weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.

Young's Literal Translation
He is giving power to the weary, And to those not strong He increaseth might.
Study Bible
Here is Your God!
28Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will never grow faint or weary; His understanding is beyond searching out. 29He gives power to the faint and increases the strength of the weak. 30Even the youths may faint and grow weary, and young men stumble and fall.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, yet our inner self is being renewed day by day.

Judges 15:19
So God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned, and he was revived. That is why he named it En-hakkore, and it remains in Lehi to this day.

Psalm 29:11
The LORD gives His people strength; the LORD blesses His people with peace.

Psalm 68:35
O God, You are awesome in Your sanctuary; the God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!

Isaiah 41:10
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My right hand of righteousness.

Isaiah 50:4
The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of discipleship, to sustain the weary with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning; He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

Jeremiah 31:25
for I will refresh the weary soul and replenish all who are weak."

Treasury of Scripture

He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength.

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Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

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(29) He giveth power to the faint . . .--i.e., to them pre-eminently--their very consciousness of weakness being the condition of their receiving strength. (Comp. Matthew 5:6; Luke 1:52-53; Luke 6:21.)

Verse 29. - He giveth power to the faint. So far is he from being "faint" himself, that he has superabundant energy to impart to any that are faint among his servants. He giveth power to the faint,.... Who are ready to faint under afflictions, because they have not immediate deliverance, or their prayers are not answered at once, or promises not fulfilled as they expected; to such he gives fresh supplies of spiritual strength; he strengthens their faith, and enlarges their views, to behold the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, and confirms his blessings and promises of grace unto them, Psalm 27:13. The Targum is,

"who giveth wisdom to the righteous that breathe after the words of the law:''

and to them that have no might he increaseth strength; not that they have no might at all, strictly speaking; for then it could not be properly said their strength was increased by him; but that their might and power were very small, and that in their own apprehensions they had none, and then it is that fresh strength is given them; as the apostle says, "when I am weak, then am I strong"; 2 Corinthians 12:10, though this may be understood, not of the strength of their graces, but of their sins and corruptions: a word from the same root as this here used signifies "iniquity"; and the sense may be, that the Lord increases the spiritual strength of such on whom the lust's, corruptions, and virtuosity of nature have not the power and dominion (e).

(e) "Cur non sumatur", "illis quibus non sunt vitiosae concupiscentiae robur auger", Gusset. Ebr. Comment. p. 21. 29. Not only does He "not faint" (Isa 40:28) but He gives power to them who do faint.

no might … increaseth strength—a seeming paradox. They "have no might" in themselves; but in Him they have strength, and He "increases" that strength (2Co 12:9).40:27-31 The people of God are reproved for their unbelief and distrust of God. Let them remember they took the names Jacob and Israel, from one who found God faithful to him in all his straits. And they bore these names as a people in covenant with Him. Many foolish frets, and foolish fears, would vanish before inquiry into the causes. It is bad to have evil thoughts rise in our minds, but worse to turn them into evil words. What they had known, and had heard, was sufficient to silence all these fears and distrusts. Where God had begun the work of grace, he will perfect it. He will help those who, in humble dependence on him, help themselves. As the day, so shall the strength be. In the strength of Divine grace their souls shall ascend above the world. They shall run the way of God's commandments cheerfully. Let us watch against unbelief, pride, and self-confidence. If we go forth in our own strength, we shall faint, and utterly fall; but having our hearts and our hopes in heaven, we shall be carried above all difficulties, and be enabled to lay hold of the prize of our high calling in Christ Jesus.
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