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Job 4:3

    Job 4:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, thou hast instructed many, And thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly, you have been a helper to others, and you have made feeble hands strong;

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, thou hast instructed many, And thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

    World English Bible

    Behold, you have instructed many, you have strengthened the weak hands.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 4:3

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 4:3

    Behold, thou hast instructed many - That is, thou hast instructed many how they ought to bear trials, and hast delivered important maxims to them on the great subject of the divine government. This is not designed to be irony, or to wound the feelings of Job. It is intended to recall to his mind the lessons which he had inculcated on others in times of calamity, and to show him how important it was now that he should reduce his own lessons to practice, and show their power in sustaining himself.

    Thou hast strengthened the weak hands - That is, thou hast aided the feeble. The hands are the instruments by which we accomplish anything, and when they are weak, it is an indication of helplessness.
    Book: Job