29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Other Translations of Isaiah 40:29

King James Version

29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

English Standard Version

29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

The Message

29 He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts.

New King James Version

29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.

New Living Translation

29 He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 40:29

Commentary on Isaiah 40:27-31

(Read Isaiah 40:27-31)

The people of God are reproved for their unbelief and distrust of God. Let them remember they took the names Jacob and Israel, from one who found God faithful to him in all his straits. And they bore these names as a people in covenant with Him. Many foolish frets, and foolish fears, would vanish before inquiry into the causes. It is bad to have evil thoughts rise in our minds, but worse to turn them into evil words. What they had known, and had heard, was sufficient to silence all these fears and distrusts. Where God had begun the work of grace, he will perfect it. He will help those who, in humble dependence on him, help themselves. As the day, so shall the strength be. In the strength of Divine grace their souls shall ascend above the world. They shall run the way of God's commandments cheerfully. Let us watch against unbelief, pride, and self-confidence. If we go forth in our own strength, we shall faint, and utterly fall; but having our hearts and our hopes in heaven, we shall be carried above all difficulties, and be enabled to lay hold of the prize of our high calling in Christ Jesus.