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Isaiah 35:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Strengthen the weak hands and confirm the tottering knees.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Strengthen ye the weak hands,—The trembling knees, make ye firm:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Strengthen ye the feeble hands, Yea, the stumbling knees strengthen.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Strengthen ye the feeble hands, and confirm the weak knees.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Strengthen yee the weake hands, and confirme the feeble knees.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Be strong, ye relaxed hands and palsied knees.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Strengthen 2388
{2388} Prime
חָזַק
chazaq
{khaw-zak'}
A primitive root; to fasten upon; hence to seize, be strong (figuratively courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer.
z8761
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
ye the weak 7504
{7504} Prime
רָפֶה
rapheh
{raw-feh'}
From H7503; slack (in body or mind).
hands, 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
and confirm 553
{0553} Prime
אָמַץ
'amats
{aw-mats'}
A primitive root; to be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage).
z8761
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
the feeble 3782
{3782} Prime
כָּשַׁל
kashal
{kaw-shal'}
A primitive root; to totter or waver (through weakness of the legs, especially the ankle); by implication to falter, stumble, faint or fall.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
knees. 1290
{1290} Prime
בֶּרֶךְ
berek
{beh'-rek}
From H1288; a knee.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 35:3

_ _ Strengthen ... hands ... confirm ... knees — The Hebrew for “strengthen” refers to the strength residing in the hand for grasping and holding a thing manfully; “confirm,” to the firmness with which one keeps his ground, so as not to be dislodged by any other [Maurer]. Encourage the Jews, now desponding, by the assurance of the blessings promised.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 35:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 35:3

Strengthen — Ye ministers of God, comfort and encourage God's people, who are now ready to faint.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 35:3

(d) Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

(d) He wills all to encourage one another, and especially the ministers to exhort and strengthen the weak, that they may patiently abide the coming of God, which is at hand.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 40:1-2 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. ... Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.
Isaiah 52:1-2 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. ... Shake thyself from the dust; arise, [and] sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
Isaiah 57:14-16 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the way of my people. ... For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls [which] I have made.
Judges 7:11 And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed men that [were] in the host.
Job 4:3-4 Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands. ... Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.
Job 16:5 [But] I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage [your grief].
Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
Luke 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
Acts 18:23 And after he had spent some time [there], he departed, and went over [all] the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.
Hebrews 12:12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
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Jg 7:11. Jb 4:3; 16:5. Is 40:1; 52:1; 57:14. Lk 22:32, 43. Ac 18:23. He 12:12.

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