'Strength' in the Bible
The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds that fly, and to each of earth's animals, but there was not found a strength corresponding to him,
As soon as Jacob was informed, "Look! Your son Joseph has come to visit you," Israel rallied his strength and sat up in bed.
"Reuben, you're my firstborn, my strength, and the first fruit of my vitality. You excel in rank and excel in power.
nevertheless his bow remained steady and his arms kept in shape by the strength of Jacob's Mighty One, in the name of the Shepherd, Israel's Rock,
The LORD is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation. This is my God and I'll praise him, the God of my father and I'll exalt him.
Your right hand, LORD, was majestic in strength, your right hand, LORD, shattered the enemy.
"You have led with your gracious love this people whom you redeemed. You have guided them with your strength to your holy dwelling.
Dread and fear have fallen on them, because of the strength of your arm. They have become silent as a stone, until your people pass by, LORD, until this people you acquired pass by.
Your strength will be spent in vain, because your land won't yield its produce and the trees of the land won't yield their fruit.
From Egypt God brought them his strength was like a wild ox!
God is bringing them out of Egypt with the strength of an ox. He'll devour enemy nations, break their bones, and impale them with arrows.
You are to love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.
You may say to yourselves, "I have become wealthy by my own strength and by my own ability.'
But they are your people and inheritance, whom you brought out by your mighty strength and awesome power.'"
Instead, he must acknowledge the firstborn of the unloved wife by giving him double of everything he owns, because he is really the first fruit of his father's strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him."
He declared this about Judah: "Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah and return him to his people. With his own strength he fights for himself, and you will be of assistance against his enemies."
may your bolts be made of iron and bronze, and may your strength be sufficient for each day you live."
"May all of your enemies perish like this, LORD! But may those who love him be like the ascending sun in its strength!" Then the land enjoyed quiet for 40 years.
So God split a hollow place that's in Lehi, and water sprang out of it. After he had taken a drink, his strength returned, and he revived. That's why it was named "En-hakkore," which is in Lehi to this day.
The Philistine officials approached her and told her, "Entice him to discover where his great strength is, and how we can overpower him. We intend to tie him up and torture him. We'll each pay you 1,100 silver coins."
So Delilah asked Samson, "Please tell me the secret to your great strength and how you may be tied up and tortured."
Some time later, she asked him, "How can you keep saying "I love you!' when your heart isn't with me? These three times you've lied to me and haven't told me where your great strength lies."
So he finally disclosed everything. He told her, "A razor has never touched my head, because I've been a Nazirite for God before I was born. If I am shaved, then my strength will abandon me and I will become weak like every human being."
So she enticed him to fall asleep on her lap, called for a man to shave off his seven locks of hair from his head, and so began to humiliate him. Then his strength abandoned him.
Then Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" He strained with all his strength until the building collapsed on the officials and every person in it. As a result, the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed during his lifetime.
Then Hannah prayed: "My heart exults in the LORD; my strength is increased by the LORD. I will open my mouth to speak against my enemies, because I rejoice in your deliverance.
The bows of warriors are shattered, but those who stumble are equipped with strength.
He guards the steps of his faithful ones, while the wicked are made silent in darkness. He grants the request of the one who prays. He blesses the year of the righteous. Indeed it's not by strength that a person prevails.
The LORD will shatter his enemies those who contend against him. Who is holy? The one who will thunder against them in the heavens. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth, he will give strength to his king, and he will increase the strength of His anointed one."
Saul immediately fell down full-length on the ground. He was terrified because of Samuel's words, and he had no strength because he had not eaten food all day and all night.
Now, please listen to your servant. I'll put a piece of bread before you so you can eat and have strength to go on your way."
Then David and the people who were with him lifted their voices and cried until they had no more strength left to cry.
David was in great danger because all the people were bitter because of their sons and daughters, and they were talking about stoning him. But David found strength in the LORD his God.
David and the entire assembly of Israel were dancing in the presence of the LORD with all of their strength, accompanied by all sorts of wood instruments, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.
dancing in front of the LORD with all of his strength and wearing a linen ephod.
He is my God, my strong stone in him I will find my refuge my shield, the strength of my salvation, my high tower, my way of escape, and the one who is saving me. You will save me from violence.
The rest of Asa's accomplishments, his strength, everything that he undertook, and the cities that he fortified are written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah, are they not? However, as he approached old age, he became diseased in his feet.
But Jehu drew his bow with all of his strength, shooting Joram between his shoulder blades. The arrow pierced his heart, and he collapsed in his chariot.
"This is what Hezekiah says: "Today is a day of trouble, rebuke, and blasphemy, because children are about to be born, but there is no strength to bring them to birth. Perhaps the LORD your God will take note of everything that Rab-shakeh has said, whom his master the king of Assyria sent to taunt the living God, and then he will rebuke the words that the LORD your God has heard. Therefore offer a prayer for the survivors who remain.'"
while their inhabitants, lacking strength, stand dismayed and confused. They were like vegetation out in the fields, and like green herbs just as grass that grows on a housetop dries out before it can grow.
There had been no king like him before him, who turned to the LORD with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his strength, in obeying everything in the Law of Moses. No king arose like Josiah after him.
Seek the LORD and his strength. Always look to him.
Splendor and majesty surround him, and strength and joy fill his palace.
Jeroboam never recovered his strength for the rest of Abijah's life. The LORD struck Jeroboam, and he died,
"LORD God of our ancestors, you are the God who lives in heaven, are you not? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, don't you? In your own hands you grasp both strength and power, don't you? As a result, no one can oppose you, can they? You are our God, who expelled the former inhabitants of this land right in front of our people Israel, aren't you? Then you gave it to your friend Abraham's descendant forever, didn't you?
Our God, you are going to punish them, aren't you? We have no strength to face this vast multitude that has come against us, nor do we know what to do, except that our eyes are on you."
He only has the strength of his own flesh, but the LORD our God is with us to help us and to fight our battles." So the people were encouraged from what King Hezekiah of Judah told them.
He also told them, "Go eat the best food, drink the best wine, and give something to those who have nothing, since this day is holy to our Lord. Don't be sorrowful, because the joy of the LORD is your strength."
In that place, the wicked stop causing trouble, and there, those whose strength is exhausted are at rest.
"Do I have the strength to wait? And why should I be patient?
"Is this a contest of strength? He is obviously stronger! Is this a matter of justice? Who can sue him?
With God is wisdom and strength; counsel and understanding belongs to him.
"With God are strength and sound wisdom; both the deceived and those who deceive are responsible to him.
"I've even sewn sackcloth directly to my skin; I've buried my strength in the dust.
He is starved for strength; and is ripe for a fall.
"What a help you are to the weak! How powerfully you deliver those without strength!
Furthermore, what could I have gained from men whose strength is gone?
Let his flesh be rejuvenated as he was in his youth! Let him recover the strength of his youth.
Will you trust him because of his great strength and entrust your labor to him?
Do you instill the horse with strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane?
He paws the ground in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he goes out to face weapons.
Do you have strength like God? Can you create thunder with a sound like he can?"
Now take a look at the strength that he has in his loins, and in the muscles of his abdomen.
His tail protrudes stiffly, like cedar; the sinews of his thigh interlink for strength.
"I won't be silent concerning his limbs, his mighty strength, and orderly frame.
Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies you have established strength on account of your adversaries, in order to silence the enemy and vengeful foe.
He said: "I love you, Lord, my strength.
the God who clothes me with strength, and who makes my way upright;
You clothed me with strength for war; you will subdue under me those who rise up against me.
Now I know that the LORD has delivered his anointed; he has answered him from his sanctuary with the strength of his right hand of deliverance.
The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How greatly he rejoices in your deliverance.
My strength is dried up like broken pottery; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth, and you have brought me down to the dust of death.
But as for you, LORD, do not be far away from me; My Strength, come quickly to help me.
The LORD is my light and my salvation whom will I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom will I be afraid?
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I received help. My heart rejoices, and I give thanks to him with my song.
The LORD is the strength of his people; he is a refuge of deliverance for his anointed.
Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings; ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
The LORD will give strength to his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace. A Davidic Psalm for the dedication of the Temple.
Rescue me from the net that they concealed to trap me; for you are my strength.
My life is consumed by sorrow, my years with groaning. My strength has faltered because of my iniquity; my bones have been consumed.
For your hand was heavy upon me day and night; my strength was exhausted as in a summer drought. Interlude
A king is not saved by a large army; a mighty soldier is not delivered by his great strength.
It is vain to trust in a horse for deliverance, even with its great strength, it cannot deliver.
But deliverance for the righteous one comes from the LORD; he is their strength in times of distress.
My heart pounds, my strength fails me, even the gleam in my eye is gone.
It was not with their sword that they inherited the land, nor did their own arm deliver them. But it was by your power, your strength, and by the light of your face; because you were pleased with them.
God is our refuge and strength, a great help in times of distress.
Like sheep, they are destined for the realm of the dead, with death as their shepherd. The upright will have dominion over them in the morning; their strength will be consumed in the afterlife, so that they have no home.
"Look, here is a young man who refused to make God his strength; instead, he trusted in his great wealth and made his wickedness his strength.
My Strength, I will watch for you, for God is my fortress.
My Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, God of Gracious Love, are my fortress. To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "Lily of The Covenant," for teaching about his battle with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, when Joab returned and attacked 12,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley.
For you have been a refuge for me, a tower of strength before the enemy.
For you have been my strength, and in the shadow of your wings I will shout for joy.
The One who established the mountains by his strength is clothed with omnipotence.
Say to God: "How awesome are your works! Because of your great strength your enemies cringe before you."
You are awesome, God, from your sanctuaries. The God of Israel is the one who gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God! To the Director: To the tune of "The Lilies". Davidic.
Don't throw me away when I am old; do not abandon me when my strength fails.
My body and mind may fail, but God is my strength and my portion forever.
I will say to the proud, "Don't brag," and to the wicked, "Don't vaunt your strength.
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