Job 4:4
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New International Version
Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees.

King James Bible
Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy words have upholden him that was stumbling, and thou hast braced up the bending knees:

World English Bible
Your words have supported him who was falling, You have made firm the feeble knees.

Young's Literal Translation
The stumbling one do thy words raise up, And bowing knees thou dost strengthen.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou hast instructed many - Thou hast seen many in affliction and distress, and thou hast given them such advice as was suitable to their state, and effectual to their relief; and by this means thou hast strengthened the weak hands, and the feeble knees - the desponding have been encouraged, and the irresolute confirmed and excited to prompt and proper actions, by thy counsel and example.

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Psalm 145:14 The LORD upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that be bowed down.

Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 16:23,24 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips...

2 Corinthians 2:7 So that contrariwise you ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him...

2 Corinthians 7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

feeble knees. Heb. bowing knees.

Isaiah 35:3,4 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees...

Daniel 5:6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed...

Hebrews 12:12 Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

November 17 Evening
Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.--GAL. 6:7. They that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.--They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.--He that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption. To him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.--He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Whether the Contemplative Life is Continuous?
Objection 1: It would seem that the contemplative life is not continuous. For the contemplative life consists essentially in things pertaining to the intellect. Now all the intellectual perfections of this life will be made void, according to 1 Cor. 13:8, "Whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed." Therefore the contemplative life is made void. Objection 2: Further, a man tastes the sweetness of contemplation by snatches and for a short time only:
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment-Seat of God, in Order to be Seriously Convinced of the Doctrine of Gratuitous Justification.
1. Source of error on the subject of Justification. Sophists speak as if the question were to be discussed before some human tribunal. It relates to the majesty and justice of God. Hence nothing accepted without absolute perfection. Passages confirming this doctrine. If we descend to the righteousness of the Law, the curse immediately appears. 2. Source of hypocritical confidence. Illustrated by a simile. Exhortation. Testimony of Job, David, and Paul. 3. Confession of Augustine and Bernard. 4. Another
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Certain Heavenly Secrets, visions, and Revelations. The Effects of them in Her Soul.
1. One night I was so unwell that I thought I might be excused making my prayer; so I took my rosary, that I might employ myself in vocal prayer, trying not to be recollected in my understanding, though outwardly I was recollected, being in my oratory. These little precautions are of no use when our Lord will have it otherwise. I remained there but a few moments thus, when I was rapt in spirit with such violence that I could make no resistance whatever. It seemed to me that I was taken up to heaven;
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus

Cross References
Job 4:3
Think how you have instructed many, how you have strengthened feeble hands.

Job 4:5
But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are dismayed.

Job 29:11
Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me,

Job 29:25
I chose the way for them and sat as their chief; I dwelt as a king among his troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.

Isaiah 35:3
Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way;

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