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.
    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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