And Jonathan, Saul’s son, arose and went to David at Horesh, and encouraged him in God.
I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me and also about the king’s words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, “Let us arise and build.” So they put their hands to the good work.
But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him, for he shall go across at the head of this people, and he will give them as an inheritance the land which you will see.’
Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
“Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.
“I could strengthen you with my mouth, And the solace of my lips could lessen your pain.
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.
Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.
Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.
Because you disheartened the righteous with falsehood when I did not cause him grief, but have encouraged the wicked not to turn from his wicked way and preserve his life,
but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,