Job 4:4
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New Living Translation
Your words have supported those who were falling; you encouraged those with shaky 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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:4 Feeble knees - Such as were weak hearted, and fainting under their trials.

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The Difference Between Union and Rapture. What Rapture Is. The Blessing it is to the Soul. The Effects of It.
1. I wish I could explain, with the help of God, wherein union differs from rapture, or from transport, or from flight of the spirit, as they speak, or from a trance, which are all one. [1] I mean, that all these are only different names for that one and the same thing, which is also called ecstasy. [2] It is more excellent than union, the fruits of it are much greater, and its other operations more manifold; for union is uniform in the beginning, the middle, and the end, and is so also interiorly.
Teresa of Avila—The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus

God Far Above Creatures. Job 4:17-21.
God far above creatures. Job 4:17-21. Shall the vile race of flesh and blood Contend with their Creator God? Shall mortal worms presume to be More holy, wise, or just than he? Behold, he puts his trust in none Of all the spirits round his throne: Their natures, when compared with his, Are neither holy, just, nor wise. But how much meaner things are they Who spring from dust, and dwell in clay! Touched by the finger of thy wrath, We faint and vanish like the moth. From night to day, from day to
Isaac Watts—The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts

What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
Let us consider this excellent expression, and particularly reflect on what is contained in it, and you shall find this expression "altogether lovely." First, It excludes all unloveliness and disagreeableness from Jesus Christ. As a theologian long ago said, "There is nothing in him which is not loveable." The excellencies of Jesus Christ are perfectly exclusive of all their opposites; there is nothing of a contrary property or quality found in him to contaminate or devaluate his excellency. And
John Flavel—Christ Altogether Lovely

Whether Every Punishment is Inflicted for a Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that not every punishment is inflicted for a sin. For it is written (Jn. 9:3, 2) about the man born blind: "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents . . . that he should be born blind." In like manner we see that many children, those also who have been baptized, suffer grievous punishments, fevers, for instance, diabolical possession, and so forth, and yet there is no sin in them after they have been baptized. Moreover before they are baptized, there is no more sin
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 4:3
"In the past you have encouraged many people; you have strengthened those who were weak.

Job 4:5
But now when trouble strikes, you lose heart. You are terrified when it touches you.

Job 29:11
"All who heard me praised me. All who saw me spoke well of me.

Job 29:25
Like a chief, I told them what to do. I lived like a king among his troops and comforted those who mourned.

Isaiah 35:3
With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees.

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