New International Version
Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.
King James Bible
Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down, and the failing knees;
World English Bible
Therefore, lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees,
Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore, the hanging-down hands and the loosened knees set ye up;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wherefore lift up the hands - The apostle refers to Isaiah 35:3. The words are an address to persons almost worn out with sickness and fatigue, whose hands hang down, whose knees shake, and who are totally discouraged. These are exhorted to exert themselves, and take courage, with the assurance that they shall infallibly conquer if they persevere.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryShaking of Heaven and Earth. December 22.
"Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but heaven" (Hebrews xii. 26- 29). This is one of the royal texts of Scripture. It declares one of those great laws of the kingdom of God which may fulfil itself once and again at many eras and by many methods; which fulfilled itself most gloriously in the first century after Christ; again in the fifth century; again at the time of the Crusades; and again at the great Reformation in the sixteenth century,--and is fulfilling itself again at this very day. …
Charles Kingsley—Daily Thoughts,
March 26. "Jesus, the Author and Finisher of Our Faith" (Heb. xii. 2).
The Voice of the Blood of Christ
The Shameful Sufferer
My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.
Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way;
Every hand will go limp; every leg will be wet with urine.
On that day they will say to Jerusalem, "Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp.
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