Hebrews 12:12

“Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore lift vp the handes which hang downe, and the feeble knees.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down, and the palsied knees;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause let the hands which are hanging down be lifted up, and let the feeble knees be made strong,
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down, and the failing knees;
- Darby Bible

Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
- Webster's Bible

Therefore strengthen the drooping hands and paralysed knees,
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees,
- World English Bible

For whiche thing reise ye slowe hondis,
- Wycliffe Bible

Wherefore, the hanging-down hands and the loosened knees set ye up;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:12

12:12 Wherefore lift up the hands - Whether your own or your brethren's. That hang down - Unable to continue the combat. And the feeble knees - Unable to continue the race. #Isa 35:3|.

People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:12

Heb 12:12 Lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees. See Job 4:3 Isa 35:3 Eze 7:17. The thought is, shake off all weariness, all lameness, and push right on.

Discussion for Hebrews 12

  • Irene123
    HEB 12:2 -- "...........WHO FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS............." The 'joy' .....; can you imagine!? Nor was it His personal joy He was thinking of, but His joy in OUR salvation when we followed Him in Acts 2:38. He went thru this for us, not for Himself.
    There is only one straight narrow path that God will accept To enter the kingdom of God. Faith, obedience to the word, in sincerity in truth. JOHN 14
    well what I think about Hebrews 12 is that this scripture is the one that can be more effective when you TEACH the church of God about how you react as a new born or the son of the living God JESUS CHRIST so that all those who willing to join the havens family will come I Big Numbers.
  • Arthur Gray
    Verse 22 - 24 teaches protocols of engaging heavenly in issues of intercession.
  • Desmond
    Faithful Christians welcome the Lords chastisement because they understand that it is for their own spiritual good.Christians must have the desire to be corrected when they a walking froward to God's word.God is a loving,caring,forgiving, and just God.Faithful Christians need to always be in remembrance of that.
  • Jonathan McDade
    The Kingdom we receive is inside us when God grants us piece, and if he has delivered us from evil through prayer in secret then we must remember to honour our loving God the Father so that we are never in the hands of the enemy, it would be foolish not to fear God who can do such amazing things for us. What an amazing big God he is.

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