Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
All his brethren
"He has put my relatives far from me; my acquaintances only turn away from me.
When a person's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he even reconciles his enemies to himself.
When Job's three friends heard about all this calamity that had happened to him, each of them came from his own country -- Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They met together to come to show sympathy for him and to console him.
Your words have supported those who stumbled, and you have strengthened the knees that gave way.
But I would strengthen you with my words; comfort from my lips would bring you relief.
All his sons and daughters stood by him to console him, but he refused to be consoled. "No," he said, "I will go to the grave mourning my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.
Strengthen the hands that have gone limp, steady the knees that shake!
so many of the Jewish people of the region had come to Martha and Mary to console them over the loss of their brother.)
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
1 Corinthians 12:26
If one member suffers, everyone suffers with it. If a member is honored, all rejoice with it.
Therefore, strengthen your listless hands and your weak knees,
Remember those in prison as though you were in prison with them, and those ill-treated as though you too felt their torment.