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Job 4:4

    Job 4:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your words have upheld him that was falling, and you have strengthened the feeble knees.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thy words have upholden him that was falling, And thou hast made firm the feeble knees.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who was near to falling has been lifted up by your words, and you have given strength to bent knees.

    Webster's Revision

    Thy words have upholden him that was falling, And thou hast made firm the feeble knees.

    World English Bible

    Your words have supported him who was falling, You have made firm the feeble knees.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast confirmed the feeble knees.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 4:4

    Thy words have upholden him that was falling - That is, either falling into sin, or sinking under calamity and trial. The Hebrew will bear either interpretation, but the connection seems to require us to understand it of one who was sinking under the weight of affliction.

    The feeble knees - Margin, "bowing." The knees support the frame. If they fail, we are feeble and helpless. Hence, their being weak, is so often used in the Bible to denote imbecility. The sense is, that Job, in the days of his own prosperity, had exhorted others to submit to God; had counselled them in such a manner as actually to give them support, and that the same views should now have sustained him which he had so successfully employed in comforting others.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 4:4

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