'Strength' in the Bible
When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength; you shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth [in perpetual exile, a degraded outcast].
When Jacob was told, Your son Joseph has come to you, Israel collected his strength and sat up on the bed.
Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the beginning (the firstfruits) of my manly strength and vigor; [your birthright gave you] the preeminence in dignity and the preeminence in power.
But his bow remained strong and steady and rested in the Strength that does not fail him, for the arms of his hands were made strong and active by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob, by the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,
Now therefore, do not be afraid. I will provide for and support you and your little ones. And he comforted them [imparting cheer, hope, strength] and spoke to their hearts [kindly].
He said to his people, Behold, the Israelites are too many and too mighty for us [and they outnumber us both in people and in strength].
And Moses said to the people, [Earnestly] remember this day in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage and bondmen, for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place; no leavened bread shall be eaten.
And when, in time to come, your son asks you, What does this mean? You shall say to him, By strength of hand the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage and bondmen.
So Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength and normal flow when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled into it [being met by it]; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians and shook them off into the midst of the sea.
The Lord is my Strength and my Song, and He has become my Salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him.
You in Your mercy and loving-kindness have led forth the people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength to Your holy habitation.
Now the chiefs of Edom are dismayed; the mighty men of Moab [renowned for strength], trembling takes hold of them; all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away -- "little by little.
And your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.
But now our soul (our strength) is dried up; there is nothing at all [in the way of food] to be seen but this manna.
God brought them forth out of Egypt; they have as it were the strength of a wild ox.
God brought [Israel] forth out of Egypt; [Israel] has strength like the wild ox; he shall eat up the nations, his enemies, crushing their bones and piercing them through with his arrows.
But he shall acknowledge the son of the disliked as the firstborn by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he was the first issue of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.
Your castles and strongholds shall have bars of iron and bronze, and as your day, so shall your strength, your rest and security, be.
So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai; [he] chose thirty thousand mighty men of strength and sent them forth by night.
Yet I am as strong today as I was the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so is my strength now for war and to go out and to come in.
The torrent Kishon swept [the foe] away, the onrushing torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength!
Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, Rise yourself and fall on us; for as the man is, so is his strength. And Gideon arose and slew Zebah and Zalmunna and took the [crescent-shaped] ornaments that were on their camels' necks.
And the lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, Entice him and see in what his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him that we may bind him to subdue him. And we will each give you 1,100 pieces of silver.
And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray you, wherein your great strength lies, and with what you might be bound to subdue you.
Now she had men lying in wait in an inner room. And she said to him, The Philistines are upon you, Samson! And he broke the bowstrings as a string of tow breaks when it touches the fire. So the secret of his strength was not known.
And she said to him, How can you say, I love you, when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times and have not told me in what your great strength lies.
Then he told her all his mind and said to her, A razor has never come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my birth. If I am shaved, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak and be like any other man.
And she made Samson sleep upon her knees, and she called a man and caused him to shave off the seven braids of his head. Then she began to torment [Samson], and his strength went from him.
And now, my daughter, fear not. I will do for you all you require, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of strength (worth, bravery, capability).
Hannah prayed, and said, My heart exults and triumphs in the Lord; my horn (my strength) is lifted up in the Lord. My mouth is no longer silent, for it is opened wide over my enemies, because I rejoice in Your salvation.
The bows of the mighty are broken, and those who stumbled are girded with strength.
He will guard the feet of His godly ones, but the wicked shall be silenced and perish in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; against them will He thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge [all peoples] to the ends of the earth; and He will give strength to His king (King) and exalt the power of His anointed (Anointed His Christ).
Behold, the time is coming when I will cut off your strength and the strength of your own father's house, that there shall not be an old man in your house.
And also the Strength of Israel will not lie or repent; for He is not a man, that He should repent.
Then immediately Saul fell full length upon the earth floor [of the medium's house], and was exceedingly afraid because of Samuel's words. There was no strength in him, for he had eaten nothing all day and all night.
So now, I pray you, listen also to the voice of your handmaid and let me set a morsel of food before you, and eat, so you may have strength when you go on your way.
Then David and the men with him lifted up their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.
For You girded me with strength for the battle; those who rose up against me You subdued under me.
Hiram set up the pillars of the porch of the temple; he set up the right pillar and called its name Jachin [he will establish], and he set up the left pillar and called its name Boaz [in strength].
So he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and nights to Horeb, the mount of God.
But Jehu drew his bow with his full strength and shot Joram between his shoulders; and the arrow went out through his heart, and he sank down in his chariot.
You say -- "but they are empty words -- "There is counsel and strength for war. Now on whom do you rely, that you rebel against me?
They said to him, Hezekiah says: This is a day of [extreme danger and] distress, of rebuke and chastisement, and blasphemous and insolent insult; for children have come to the birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth.
And these were the heads of their fathers' houses: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of strength of mind and spirit [enabling them to encounter danger with firmness and personal bravery], famous men, and heads of the houses of their fathers.
Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face and to be in His presence continually!
Honor and majesty are [found] in His presence; strength and joy are [found] in His sanctuary.
Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength,
Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hands are power and might; in Your hands it is to make great and to give strength to all.
But who am I, and what are my people, that we should retain strength and be able to offer thus so willingly? For all things come from You, and out of Your own [hand] we have given You.
He erected the pillars before the temple, one on the right, the other on the left, and called the one on the right Jachin [he shall establish] and the one on the left Boaz [in it is strength].
So now arise, O Lord God, and come into Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength and power. Let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, and let Your saints (Your zealous ones) rejoice in good and in Your goodness.
And there gathered to him worthless men, base fellows, who strengthened themselves against Rehoboam son of Solomon when Rehoboam was young [as king], irresolute, and inexperienced and did not withstand them with firmness and strength.
Jeroboam did not recover strength again in the days of Abijah. And the Lord smote him and he died.
In the seventh year Jehoiada [the priest] took strength and courage and made a covenant with the captains of hundreds: Azariah son of Jeroham, Ishmael son of Jehohanan, Azariah son of Obed, Maaseiah son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat son of Zichri.
And [the leaders of] Judah said, The strength of the burden bearers is weakening, and there is much rubbish; we are not able to work on the wall.
Then [Ezra] told them, Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.
What strength have I left, that I should wait and hope? And what is ahead of me, that I should be patient?
Is my strength and endurance that of stones? Or is my flesh made of bronze?
[God] is wise in heart and mighty in strength; who has [ever] hardened himself against Him and prospered or even been safe?
If I speak of strength, behold, He is mighty! And if of justice, Who, says He, will summon Me?
But now [God] has taken away my strength. You [O Lord] have made desolate all my family and associates.
I have sewed sackcloth over my skin [as a sign of mourning] and have defiled my horn (my insignia of strength) in the dust.
The steps of his strength shall be shortened, and his own counsel and the plans in which he trusted shall bring about his downfall.
The strength [of the wicked] shall be hunger-bitten, and calamity is ready at his side [if he halts].
By disease his strength and his skin shall be devoured; the firstborn of death [the worst of diseases] shall consume his limbs.
One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet;
How you have helped him who is without power! How you have sustained the arm that is without strength!
My glory and honor are fresh in me [being constantly renewed], and my bow gains [ever] new strength in my hand.
Yes, how could the strength of their hands profit me? They were men whose ripe age and vigor had perished.
Will your cry be sufficient to keep you from distress, or will all the force of your strength do it?
Will you trust him because his strength is great, or to him will you leave your labor?
He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons [of armed men].
See now, his strength is in his loins, and his power is in the sinews of his belly.
I will not keep silence concerning his limbs, nor his mighty strength, nor his goodly frame.
In [the crocodile's] neck abides strength, and terror dances before him.
Out of the mouths of babes and unweaned infants You have established strength because of Your foes, that You might silence the enemy and the avenger.
I love You fervently and devotedly, O Lord, my Strength.
The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my keen and firm Strength in Whom I will trust and take refuge, my Shield, and the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower.
The God who girds me with strength and makes my way perfect?
For You have girded me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me and caused to bow down those who rose up against me.
Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.
The king [David] shall joy in Your strength, O Lord; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
Be exalted, Lord, in Your strength; we will sing and praise Your power.
My strength is dried up like a fragment of clay pottery; [with thirst] my tongue cleaves to my jaws; and You have brought me into the dust of death.
The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.
The Lord is their [unyielding] Strength, and He is the Stronghold of salvation to [me] His anointed.
Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
Draw me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me, for You are my Strength and my Stronghold.
For my life is spent with sorrow and my years with sighing; my strength has failed because of my iniquity, and even my bones have wasted away.
No king is saved by the great size and power of his army; a mighty man is not delivered by [his] much strength.
My heart throbs, my strength fails me; as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.
O look away from me and spare me, that I may recover cheerfulness and encouraging strength and know gladness before I go and am no more!
For You are the God of my strength [my Stronghold -- "in Whom I take refuge]; why have You cast me off? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.
See, this is the man who made not God his strength (his stronghold and high tower) but trusted in and confidently relied on the abundance of his riches, seeking refuge and security for himself through his wickedness.
Save me, O God, by Your name; judge and vindicate me by Your mighty strength and power.
O my Strength, I will watch and give heed to You and sing praises; for God is my Defense (my Protector and High Tower).
But I will sing of Your mighty strength and power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy and loving-kindness in the morning; for You have been to me a defense (a fortress and a high tower) and a refuge in the day of my distress.
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