Knees
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FEEBLE KNEES

fe'-b'-l nez: The expression. is found in three places (one being a free quotation of another): Job 4:4, "Thou hast made firm the feeble (kara`, "bending," "bowing") knees," and Hebrews 12:12, "Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down, and the palsied (the King James Version "feeble") knees." The Greek word used here (paralelumena, "paralyzed," "motionless") implies the loss of junction, interrupted articulation, the cutting off of vital strength; compare Greek cholos, "lame," and see Delitzsch in his Commentary on Heb, in the place cited

Such an affection of the knees may be due to different causes. It is, e.g., a very frequent symptom of the disease known in the Orient as beriberi, when the muscles of the lower leg shrink to such a degree as to render voluntary locomotion impossible. It always disables its victim, and is therefore often expressive of general debility, e.g. in Psalm 109:24, where such weakness is described as the outcome of protracted fasting in Ezekiel 7:17 and 21:7, "All knees shall be weak as water," the expression indicates a complete relaxation of the muscles. Fear effected the same condition in Belshazzar's case, when he saw the writing on the wall (Daniel 5:6), "The joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another" (compare Nahum 2:10).

The "sore boil. in the knees, and in the legs," a disease announced in Deuteronomy 28:35 as a punishment upon Israel for disobedience, cannot now be fully determined. Driver (in his commentary on the passage) thinks of elephantiasis, which is possible but not probable on account of the additional statement, "whereof thou canst not be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the crown of thy head" which would be unexplained, as elephantiasis rarely presents a form in which the whole body is sympathetically affected. I rather think of some form of bubonic plague, which causes very high fever all over the body. In Deuteronomy 28:27 in the enumeration of plagues mention is made of the "boil of Egypt," and some commentators have explained this as "bubonic plague." There is, however, no doubt that the "boil or botch of Egypt" is identical with the disease known to modern medicine as bouton du Nil, Biskra button, Bagdad or Aleppo sore.

H. L. E. Luering

Greek
1120. gonupeteo -- to fall on the knees
... to fall on the knees. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: gonupeteo Phonetic Spelling:
(gon-oo-pet-eh'-o) Short Definition: I fall on my knees before ...
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4352. proskuneo -- to do reverence to
... to. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: proskuneo Phonetic Spelling:
(pros-koo-neh'-o) Short Definition: I worship Definition: I go down on my knees ...
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1119. gonu -- the knee
... Word Origin a prim. word Definition the knee NASB Word Usage down* (4), feet
(1), knee (3), kneeling* (2), knees (3), knelt* (3). knee. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
755a. arkubbah -- the knee
... the knee. Transliteration: arkubbah Short Definition: knees. Word Origin (Aramaic)
from berak Definition the knee NASB Word Usage knees (1). 755, 755a. ...
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1291. berak -- the knee
... 1290, 1291. berak. 1292 . the knee. Transliteration: berak Phonetic Spelling:
(beh'-rek) Short Definition: knees. Word Origin (Aramaic ...
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1290. berek -- the knee
... 1289, 1290. berek. 1291 . the knee. Transliteration: berek Phonetic Spelling:
(beh'-rek) Short Definition: knees. Word Origin from ...
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Library

Weak Hands and Feeble Knees
... Weak Hands and Feeble Knees. A Sermon ... at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens.
"Strenghten ye the weak hands and confirm the feeble knees.""Isaiah 35:8. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/weak hands and feeble knees.htm

"Go Forward on Your Knees"
... III "GO FORWARD ON YOUR KNEES". 1887-1894 "I ... Brother, if you would enter
that province, you must go forward on your knees.". These ...
/.../goforth/how i know god answers prayer/iii go forward on your.htm

Shaping a Prayer on the Anvil of the Knees.
... Why the Results are Delayed Shaping a Prayer on the Anvil of the Knees. The ...
done.". The changed prayer was wrought out upon His knees! ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on prayer/shaping a prayer on the.htm

An Inquiry Why in Egypt they do not Fast During all the Fifty Days ...
... The Conferences of John Cassian. Chapter XI. An inquiry why in Egypt they do not
fast during all the fifty days (of Easter) nor bend their knees in prayer. ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter xi an inquiry why.htm

Strength and Indwelling.
... VIII. STRENGTH AND INDWELLING. "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of
our Lord Jesus ... 2. THE ATTITUDE. "I bow my knees unto the Father" (ver.14). ...
/.../thomas/the prayers of st paul/viii strength and indwelling.htm

On the Interior Man
... [Gal.5:17]. The knees are a confession of humility; in the song: and now the
knees of my heart are bent. The knees are also the strength ...
/.../eucherius/the formulae of st eucherius of lyons/vi on the interior man.htm

The Second Fall of Jesus.
... crucified. The servant opened the door; the dreadful sounds became more
distinct every moment; and Mary threw herself on her knees. ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter xxxii the second fall.htm

The Insults Received by Jesus in the Court of Caiphas.
... Next they put a crown of reeds upon his head, took off his robe and scapular, and
then threw an old torn mantle, which scarcely reached his knees, over his ...
/.../chapter ix the insults received.htm

Chapter xxx
... 3, 4. And she said: There is my handmaid Bilhah; go in unto her, that she may bear
children upon my knees, that so I too may build up a family through her. ...
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The Acts of Barnabus.
... And I gave repentance on my knees upon the earth to Paul, and he would not
endure it. ... Therefore, bending their knees, they prayed to God. ...
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Thesaurus
Knees (47 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia FEEBLE KNEES. fe'-b'-l nez: The expression.
is found in three places (one being a free quotation ...
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Knee (12 Occurrences)
... knee," berekh; Aramaic 'arekhubbah; gonu; "kneel"; barakh; Aramaic berakh; gonupeto):
Most of the uses are obvious, and the figurative use of "knees" as the ...
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Kneel (10 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (vi) To bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; --
sometimes with down. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. KNEE; KNEEL. ...
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Knelt (20 Occurrences)
... Acts 7:60 and having bowed the knees, he cried with a loud voice, 'Lord, mayest
thou not lay to them this sin;' and this having said, he fell asleep. (See RSV). ...
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Falling (233 Occurrences)
... Matthew 17:14 And when they came to the crowd, a man came to him, falling
on his knees before him, and saying, (DBY NAS). Matthew ...
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Kneeled (12 Occurrences)
... the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred
men; but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink ...
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Knee-deep (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Rising to the knees; knee-high; as, water or snow
knee-deep. 2. (a.) Sunk to the knees; as, men knee-deep in water. ...
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Tottering (5 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Tottering (5 Occurrences). Job 4:4 Your words have supported
him who was falling, You have made firm the feeble knees. (See NAS). ...
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Lap (12 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) The part of the clothing that lies on the knees or thighs when one sits
down; that part of the person thus covered; figuratively, a place of rearing ...
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Slack (19 Occurrences)
... sword from blood. (See JPS RSV). Ezekiel 7:17 All hands shall be feeble,
and all knees shall be weak as water. (See JPS). Ezekiel 21 ...
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Concordance
Knees (47 Occurrences)

Matthew 17:14
When they had returned to the people, there came to Him a man who fell on his knees before Him and besought Him.
(WEY BBE DBY NAS)

Matthew 18:26
The servant therefore fell down and kneeled before him, saying,'Lord, have patience with me, and I will repay you all!'
(See RSV NIV)

Matthew 18:29
"So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying,'Have patience with me, and I will repay you!'
(See NIV)

Matthew 27:29
And they made a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and put a rod in his right hand, and they went down on their knees before him, and made sport of him, saying, Long life to the King of the Jews.
(BBE)

Mark 1:40
One day there came a leper to Jesus entreating Him, and pleading on his knees. "If you are willing," he said, "you are able to cleanse me."
(WEY BBE DBY NAS NIV)

Mark 5:6
When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and bowed down to him,
(See NIV)

Mark 10:17
And while he was going out into the way, a man came running to him, and went down on his knees, saying, Good Master, what have I to do so that I may have eternal life?
(BBE NIV)

Mark 15:19
They struck his head with a reed, and spat on him, and bowing their knees, did homage to him.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NIV)

Luke 5:8
But Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, Lord."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Luke 11:1
At one place where He was praying, when He rose from His knees one of His disciples said to Him, "Master, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."
(WEY)

Luke 22:41
And he went a little distance away from them and, falling on his knees in prayer, he said,
(BBE YLT)

Acts 7:60
Then, rising on his knees, he cried aloud, "Lord, do not reckon this sin against them." And with these words he fell asleep.
(WEY BBE YLT NAS NIV)

Acts 9:40
But Peter made them all go outside, and went down on his knees in prayer; and turning to the body, he said, Tabitha, get up. And, opening her eyes, she saw Peter and got up.
(BBE YLT NIV)

Acts 20:36
And having said these words, he went down on his knees in prayer with them all.
(BBE YLT)

Acts 21:5
And when these days came to an end, we went on our journey; and they all, with their wives and children, came with us on our way till we were out of the town: and after going on our knees in prayer by the sea,
(BBE YLT)

Romans 11:4
But what answer does God make to him? I have still seven thousand men whose knees have not been bent to Baal.
(BBE)

Ephesians 3:14
For this cause, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Hebrews 12:12
Therefore, lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 30:3
She said, "Behold, my maid Bilhah. Go in to her, that she may bear on my knees, and I also may obtain children by her."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Genesis 48:12
Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 50:23
Joseph saw Ephraim's children to the third generation. The children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph's knees.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 28:35
Yahweh will strike you in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore boil, of which you can not be healed, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 7:5
So he brought down the people to the water; and Yahweh said to Gideon, "Everyone who laps of the water with his tongue, like a dog laps, you shall set him by himself; likewise everyone who bows down on his knees to drink."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT)

Judges 7:6
The number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people bowed down on their knees to drink water.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NIV)

Judges 16:19
She made him sleep on her knees; and she called for a man, and shaved off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 2:36
Then it will be that the rest of your family, anyone who has not been cut off, will go down on his knees to him for a bit of silver or a bit of bread, and say, Be pleased to put me into one of the priest's places so that I may have a little food.
(BBE)

1 Kings 8:54
It was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication to Yahweh, he arose from before the altar of Yahweh, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread forth toward heaven.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

1 Kings 18:42
So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he bowed himself down on the earth, and put his face between his knees.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 19:18
Yet will I leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth which has not kissed him."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 1:13
Again he sent the captain of a third fifty with his fifty. The third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and begged him, and said to him, "Man of God, please let my life, and the life of these fifty your servants, be precious in your sight.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 4:20
When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and then died.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

2 Chronicles 6:13
(for Solomon had made a bronze scaffold, five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and on it he stood, and kneeled down on his knees before all the assembly of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven;)
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezra 9:5
At the evening offering I arose up from my humiliation, even with my garment and my robe torn; and I fell on my knees, and spread out my hands to Yahweh my God;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 3:12
Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should suck?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 4:4
Your words have supported him who was falling, You have made firm the feeble knees.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 95:6
O come, let us give worship, falling down on our knees before the Lord our Maker.
(BBE)

Psalms 109:24
My knees are weak through fasting. My body is thin and lacks fat.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 14:19
The knees of the evil are bent before the good; and sinners go down in the dust at the doors of the upright.
(BBE)

Isaiah 35:3
Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Isaiah 66:12
For thus says Yahweh, "Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream: and you will nurse. You will be carried on her side, and will be dandled on her knees.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 7:17
All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 21:7
It shall be, when they tell you, Why do you sigh? that you shall say, Because of the news, for it comes; and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it comes, and it shall be done, says the Lord Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 47:4
Again he measured one thousand, and caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the knees. Again he measured one thousand, and caused me to pass through the waters, waters that were to the waist.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 5:6
Then the king's face was changed in him, and his thoughts troubled him; and the joints of his thighs were loosened, and his knees struck one against another.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 6:10
When Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house (now his windows were open in his chamber toward Jerusalem) and he kneeled on his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did before.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 10:10
Behold, a hand touched me, which set me on my knees and on the palms of my hands.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nahum 2:10
She is empty, void, and waste. The heart melts, the knees knock together, their bodies and faces have grown pale.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Knees

Related Terms

Knee (12 Occurrences)

Kneel (10 Occurrences)

Knelt (20 Occurrences)

Falling (233 Occurrences)

Kneeled (12 Occurrences)

Knee-deep (1 Occurrence)

Tottering (5 Occurrences)

Lap (12 Occurrences)

Slack (19 Occurrences)

Feeble (147 Occurrences)

Attitudes (1 Occurrence)

Bowed (150 Occurrences)

Boweth (53 Occurrences)

Melt (33 Occurrences)

Knocking (9 Occurrences)

Kneeling (12 Occurrences)

Nursed (13 Occurrences)

Limp (9 Occurrences)

Loosened (6 Occurrences)

Failing (12 Occurrences)

Drip (12 Occurrences)

Buck (23 Occurrences)

Bending (6 Occurrences)

Courtesy (1 Occurrence)

Hip (8 Occurrences)

Bent (107 Occurrences)

Pale (16 Occurrences)

Tunic (24 Occurrences)

Suck (22 Occurrences)

Stumbling (51 Occurrences)

Weak (102 Occurrences)

Melted (33 Occurrences)

Praying (71 Occurrences)

Bowing (35 Occurrences)

Supplication (71 Occurrences)

Fell (331 Occurrences)

Mantle (35 Occurrences)

Confirm (39 Occurrences)

Strengthen (105 Occurrences)

Besought (57 Occurrences)

Colour (22 Occurrences)

Outside (215 Occurrences)

Legs (50 Occurrences)

Fasting (34 Occurrences)

Loins (72 Occurrences)

Stretching (84 Occurrences)

Hang (37 Occurrences)

Eli'jah (93 Occurrences)

Manasseh (140 Occurrences)

Sleep (136 Occurrences)

Grown (77 Occurrences)

Homage (51 Occurrences)

Ended (146 Occurrences)

Kisses (12 Occurrences)

Kneeleth (1 Occurrence)

Kneels (1 Occurrence)

Knocked (4 Occurrences)

Knock (7 Occurrences)

Noon (30 Occurrences)

Upheld (15 Occurrences)

Ulcer (8 Occurrences)

Upstairs (8 Occurrences)

Ulcers (2 Occurrences)

Upholden (2 Occurrences)

Opening (242 Occurrences)

Joints (7 Occurrences)

Lappeth (1 Occurrence)

Lapping (2 Occurrences)

Lacks (27 Occurrences)

Limbs (6 Occurrences)

Languish (13 Occurrences)

Lapped (2 Occurrences)

Locks (29 Occurrences)

Lean (22 Occurrences)

Laps (6 Occurrences)

Gently (19 Occurrences)

Gaunt (7 Occurrences)

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