Behold, thou hast instructed many, And thou hast strengthened the weak hands.Thy words have upholden him that was falling, And thou hast made firm the feeble knees.
How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what doth it reprove?
I also could speak as ye do; If your soul were in my soul’s stead, I could join words together against you, And shake my head at you.But I would strengthen you with my mouth, And the solace of my lips would assuage your grief.
Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; he will come and save you.
No doubt but ye are the people, And wisdom shall die with you.
Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass?
Cast me not off in the time of old age; Forsake me not when my strength faileth.
1 Kings 18 27
And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud; for he is a god: either he is musing, or he is gone aside, or he is on a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth and must be awaked.
The isles have seen, and fear; the ends of the earth tremble; they draw near, and come.They help every one his neighbor; and every one saith to his brother, Be of good courage.So the carpenter encourageth the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smiteth the anvil, saying of the soldering, It is good; and he fasteneth it with nails, that it should not be moved.
With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?