Proverbs 24:10
New International Version
If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!

New Living Translation
If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.

English Standard Version
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

Berean Study Bible
If you falter in the day of distress, how small is your strength!

New American Standard Bible
If you are slack in the day of distress, Your strength is limited.

King James Bible
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

Christian Standard Bible
If you do nothing in a difficult time, your strength is limited.

Contemporary English Version
Don't give up and be helpless in times of trouble.

Good News Translation
If you are weak in a crisis, you are weak indeed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you do nothing in a difficult time, your strength is limited.

International Standard Version
If you grow weary when times are troubled, your strength is limited.

NET Bible
If you faint in the day of trouble, your strength is small!

New Heart English Bible
If you falter in the time of trouble, your strength is small.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Affliction will drive the evil in the day of distress.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you faint in a crisis, you are weak.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If thou faint in the day of adversity, Thy strength is small indeed.

New American Standard 1977
If you are slack in the day of distress, Your strength is limited.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If thou art slack in the day of tribulation, thy strength shall be reduced.

King James 2000 Bible
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

American King James Version
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

American Standard Version
If thou faint in the day of adversity, Thy strength is small.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall be defiled in the evil day, and in the day of affliction, until he be utterly consumed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou lose hope being weary in the day of distress, thy strength shall be diminished.

Darby Bible Translation
[If] thou losest courage in the day of trouble, thy strength is small.

English Revised Version
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

Webster's Bible Translation
If thou faintest in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

World English Bible
If you falter in the time of trouble, your strength is small.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast shewed thyself weak in a day of adversity, Straitened is thy power,
Study Bible
Do not Envy
9A foolish scheme is sin, and a mocker is detestable to men. 10If you falter in the day of distress, how small is your strength! 11Rescue those being led away to death, and restrain those stumbling toward the slaughter.…
Cross References
Hebrews 12:3
Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Deuteronomy 20:8
Then the officers shall speak further to the army, saying, "Is any man afraid or fainthearted? Let him return home, so that the hearts of his brothers will not melt like his own."

Job 4:5
But now it has come upon you, and you are weary. It strikes you, and you are dismayed.

Jeremiah 51:46
Do not let your heart grow faint, and do not be afraid when the rumor is heard in the land; for a rumor will come one year, and then another the next year of violence in the land and ruler against ruler.

Treasury of Scripture

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

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1 Samuel 27:1
And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.

Job 4:5
But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.

Isaiah 40:28-31
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding…

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Lexicon
If you falter
הִ֭תְרַפִּיתָ (hiṯ·rap·pî·ṯā)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7503: Sink, relax

in the day
בְּי֥וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of distress,
צָרָ֗ה (ṣā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6869: Tightness, a female rival

how small
צַ֣ר (ṣar)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

[is] your strength!
כֹּחֶֽכָה׃ (kō·ḥe·ḵāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)
(10) If thou faint in the day of adversity.--And prove unable to help thyself or others; an exhortation to courage (comp. Hebrews 12:12). A "more excellent way" is shown in the following verse.

Verse 10. - If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. The gnome seems to be unconnected with the preceding. There is a paronomasia between צָרָה (tsarah), "adversity," and צַר (tsar), "small," narrow, which is retained by Fleischer: "Si segnis fueris die angustiae, angustae sunt vires tuae." So we may say in English, "If thou faint in time of straitness, straitened is thy strength." If you fail, and succumb to anxiety or danger, instead of rising to meet the emergency, then you are but a weakling or a coward, and the strength which you seemed to possess and of which you boasted, perhaps, is nothing worth. Such a man hearkens not to the Sibyl's counsel (Virgil, 'AEneid,' 6:95) ?

"Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito,
Quam tua te fortuna sinet."
The LXX. again varies from the received text, "He shall be polluted in an evil day, and in a day of affliction, until he fail," or "die" (ἐκλίπῃ). 24:1,2 Envy not sinners. And let not a desire ever come into thy mind, Oh that I could shake off restraints! 3-6. Piety and prudence in outward affairs, both go together to complete a wise man. By knowledge the soul is filled with the graces and comforts of the spirit, those precious and pleasant riches. The spirit is strengthened for the spiritual work and the spiritual warfare, by true wisdom. 7-9. A weak man thinks wisdom is too high for him, therefore he will take no pains for it. It is bad to do evil, but worse to devise it. Even the first risings of sin in the heart are sin, and must be repented of. Those that strive to make others hateful, make themselves so. 10. Under troubles we are apt to despair of relief. But be of good courage, and God shall strengthen thy heart. 11,12. If a man know that his neighbour is in danger by any unjust proceeding, he is bound to do all in his power to deliver him. And what is it to suffer immortal souls to perish, when our persuasions and example may be the means of preventing it? 13,14. We are quickened to the study of wisdom by considering both the pleasure and the profit of it. All men relish things that are sweet to the palate; but many have no relish for the things that are sweet to the purified soul, and that make us wise unto salvation. 15,16. The sincere soul falls as a traveller may do, by stumbling at some stone in his path; but gets up, and goes on his way with more care and speed. This is rather to be understood of falls into affliction, than falls into actual sin.
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