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

  • Angela a. trehern
    This is such a powerful scripture! It often brings me to a place I need to be...bringing tears to my eyes. Christ on the cross dying in agony , innocent ,choosing with the deepest love possible to give his life for me, a sinner so unworthy and many times weak...I find strength and tremendous encouragement in my Christian walk in these words!!(:
  • Darlene Wells
    God's word is truth and fulfillingh
  • BSP
    We should strive to pursue peace with all men.
  • SYLVIA HERNANDEZ
    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
  • 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.

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