Behold, you have instructed many, you have strengthened the weak hands.Your words have supported him who was falling, You have made firm the feeble knees.
How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?
I also could speak as you do. If your soul were in my soul’s place, I could join words together against you, and shake my head at you,but I would strengthen you with my mouth. The solace of my lips would relieve you.
Strengthen the weak hands, and make the feeble knees firm.Tell those who have a fearful heart,“ Be strong! Don’t be afraid! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, God’s retribution. He will come and save you.
“ No doubt, but you are the people, and wisdom will die with you.
Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of bronze?
Don’t reject me in my old age. Don’t forsake me when my strength fails.
1 Kings 18 27
At noon, Elijah mocked them, and said,“ Cry aloud; for he is a god. Either he is deep in thought, or he has gone somewhere, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he sleeps and must be awakened.”
The islands have seen, and fear. The ends of the earth tremble. They approach, and come.Everyone helps his neighbor. They say to their brothers,“ Be strong!”So the carpenter encourages the goldsmith. He who smoothes with the hammer encourages him who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering,“ It is good;” and he fastens it with nails, that it might not totter.
Who did he take counsel with, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding?