Hebrews 12:12

“Wherefore lift vp the handes which hang downe, and the feeble knees.”

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Other Translations

Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
- King James Version

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

  • Inyani Jackson
    My view on Hebrew 12:14 is that to follow peace all man is to reconcile whenever there is a dispute between you and others. in the due process, peaceful settlement of difference will humble and create pure heart towards other. it is single dose for two sickness. building peace every-man and pursuing and practicing holiness while on Earth. for us human, this not easy task. but by help of holy Spirit, we can
  • Haniel midala
    why is it that Moses name is not in the book of genesis and which date is the book written and why is that people attributed it to moses
  • Vanessa
    falling from grace is excepting Jesus as your saviour, knowing the word of God , then go out and forget all he did for us sinners, and continue in the worldly pleasures, because you excepted him isn't a free pass to continue in sin, that's like a slap in the face
  • Alex
    Jesus said that everyone has to salted with fire which is baptism of the H.G. A Spritual fire that is gonna CLEANSE US, in the natural gold has to be tried in fire to remove all the impurities ( OUR SIN NATURE ) as OUR God is a CONSUMING FIRE that is gonna consume mans evil nature Who shall abide the day of his coming who shall stand when he appears he shall be as A REFINERS FIRE and FULLERS SOAP.
  • Molly
    Nichole, that is a very good question! We fall from grace when we choose the world and it's ways above GOD and the values He requires us to live by. GOD's will MUST be preeminent! That means His will comes before all else, even those fleshly desires we believe we must fulfill.
  • Lilian
    Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. He was despise by our shame died on the cross so that you and me will have life. Thank you Jesus for the blood you shed for us amen hallelujah

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