'Weak' in the Bible
Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and attractive.
and see the land, what it is; and the people who dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many;
Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven green cords that were never dried, then shall I become weak, and be as another man."
He said to her, "If they only bind me with new ropes with which no work has been done, then shall I become weak, and be as another man."
He told her all his heart, and said to her, "No razor has ever come on my head; for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will go from me, and I will become weak, and be like any other man."
I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too hard for me. May Yahweh reward the evildoer according to his wickedness."
Behold, you have instructed many, you have strengthened the weak hands.
In arrogance, the wicked hunt down the weak. They are caught in the schemes that they devise.
"Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise," says Yahweh; "I will set him in safety from those who malign him."
"Defend the weak, the poor, and the fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Rescue the weak and needy. Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked."
My knees are weak through fasting. My body is thin and lacks fat.
They all will answer and ask you, "Have you also become as weak as we are? Have you become like us?"
Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.
He gives power to the weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.
All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.
How weak is your heart, says the Lord Yahweh, since you do all these things, the work of an impudent prostitute;
It shall be, when they tell you, Why do you sigh? that you shall say, Because of the news, for it comes; and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it comes, and it shall be done, says the Lord Yahweh.
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, 'I am strong.'
In that day, it will be said to Jerusalem, "Don't be afraid, Zion. Don't let your hands be weak."
Watch and pray, that you don't enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
For while we were yet weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
For what the law couldn't do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh;
Now accept one who is weak in faith, but not for disputes over opinions.
One man has faith to eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.
It is good to not eat meat, drink wine, nor do anything by which your brother stumbles, is offended, or is made weak.
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You have honor, but we have dishonor.
However, that knowledge isn't in all men. But some, with consciousness of the idol until now, eat as of a thing sacrificed to an idol, and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak.
For if a man sees you who have knowledge sitting in an idol's temple, won't his conscience, if he is weak, be emboldened to eat things sacrificed to idols?
And through your knowledge, he who is weak perishes, the brother for whose sake Christ died.
Thus, sinning against the brothers, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.
To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.
For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.
For, "His letters," they say, "are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is despised."
I speak by way of disparagement, as though we had been weak. Yet however any is bold (I speak in foolishness), I am bold also.
Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is caused to stumble, and I don't burn with indignation?
Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.
seeing that you seek a proof of Christ who speaks in me; who toward you is not weak, but is powerful in you.
For he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives through the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we will live with him through the power of God toward you.
For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. And this we also pray for, even your perfecting.
But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental principles, to which you desire to be in bondage all over again?
We exhort you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient toward all.
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