Then she said, “Here is my slave Bilhah. Go sleep with her, and she’ll bear children for me so that through her I too can build a family.”
Then Joseph took them from his father’s knees and bowed with his face to the ground.
He saw Ephraim’s sons to the third generation; the sons of Manasseh’s son Machir were recognized by Joseph.
Why did the knees receive me,
and why were there breasts for me to nurse?
For this is what the Lord says:I will make peace flow to her like a river,
and the wealth of nations like a flood;
you will nurse and be carried on her hip
and bounced on her lap.
Then she let him fall asleep on her lap and called a man to shave off the seven braids on his head. In this way, she made him helpless, and his strength left him.
1 Kings 18:42
So Ahab went to eat and drink, but Elijah went up to the summit of Carmel. He bowed down on the ground and put his face between his knees.
The Lord will afflict you with painful and incurable boils on your knees and thighs—from the sole of your foot to the top of your head.
All their hands will become weak,
and all their knees will turn to water.
And when they ask you, ‘Why are you groaning?’ then say: Because of the news that is coming. Every heart will melt, and every hand will become weak. Every spirit will be discouraged, and every knee will turn to water. Yes, it is coming and it will happen.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
My knees are weak from fasting,
and my body is emaciated.
Suddenly, a hand touched me and raised me to my hands and knees.
Desolation, decimation, devastation!
every face grows pale!
Strengthen the weak hands,
steady the shaking knees!
Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees,
Your words have steadied the one who was stumbling
and braced the knees that were buckling.
Then he measured off a third of a mile and led me through the water. It came up to my knees. He measured off another third of a mile and led me through the water. It came up to my waist.
his face turned pale, and his thoughts so terrified him that his hip joints shook and his knees knocked together.
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, because I’m a sinful man, Lord!”