He has taken away my strength in the middle of life; 1 he has cut short my days.
Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! 1 You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror 2 of the nations! 3
Without being weak in faith, he considered 1 his own body as dead 2 (because he was about one hundred years old) and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
For God achieved what the law could not do because 1 it was weakened through the flesh. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,
Then the local people 1 began to discourage 2 the people of Judah and to dishearten them from building.
His vigorous steps 1 are restricted, 2 and his own counsel throws him down. 3
All of them were wanting 1 to scare us, supposing, “Their hands will grow slack from the work, and it won’t get done.” So now, strengthen my hands! 2
So these officials said to the king, “This man must be put to death. For he is demoralizing 1 the soldiers who are left in the city as well as all the other people there by these things he is saying. 2 This 3 man is not seeking to help these people but is trying to harm them.” 4
Israel was so severely weakened by Midian that the Israelites cried out to the Lord for help.
The people regretted what had happened to 1 Benjamin because the Lord had weakened 2 the Israelite tribes.
But man 1 dies and is powerless; 2 he expires – and where is he? 3
Why 1 has your heart carried you away, 2 and why do your eyes flash, 3
but, despite their wealth, people do not last, 1 they are like animals 2 that perish. 3
Wealthy people do not understand; 1 they are like animals 2 that perish. 3
Many times he delivered 1 them, but they had a rebellious attitude, 2 and degraded themselves 3 by their sin.
I will be like a moth to Ephraim, like wood rot 1 to the house of Judah.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
But you, brothers and sisters, 1 do not grow weary in doing what is right.
Therefore, strengthen 1 your listless hands and your weak knees, 2
When all the land of Egypt experienced the famine, the people cried out to Pharaoh for food. Pharaoh said to all the people of Egypt, 1 “Go to Joseph and do whatever he tells you.”