يا إخوَتِي، قَوُّوا الأَيْدِيَ المُسْتَرْخِيَة، والرُّكَبَ الوَاهِنَة، وٱجْعَلُوا لأَقْدَامِكُم سُبُلاً قَوِيْمَة/lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet

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يا إخوَتِي، قَوُّوا الأَيْدِيَ المُسْتَرْخِيَة، والرُّكَبَ الوَاهِنَة، وٱجْعَلُوا لأَقْدَامِكُم سُبُلاً قَوِيْمَة
الرسالة إلى العبرانيّين12/من12حتى21/يا إخوَتِي، قَوُّوا الأَيْدِيَ المُسْتَرْخِيَة، والرُّكَبَ الوَاهِنَة، وٱجْعَلُوا لأَقْدَامِكُم سُبُلاً قَوِيْمَة، لِئَلاَّ يَزِيغَ العُضْوُ الأَعْرَجُ عنِ السَّبِيل، بَلْ بِالحَرِيِّ أَنْ يُشْفَى. أُطْلُبُوا السَّلامَ مَعَ جَمِيعِ النَّاس، والقَدَاسَةَ الَّتي لَنْ يُعَايِنَ الرَّبَّ أَحَدٌ بِدُونِهَا. تيَقَّظُوا لِئَلاَّ يَتَخَلَّفَ أَحَدٌ عَنْ نِعْمَةِ الله، ولِئَلاَّ يَنْبُتَ عِرْقُ مَرارَةٍ يُزْعِج، فيُفْسَدُ بِهِ الكَثِيرُون، ولِئَلاَّ يَكُونَ أَحَدٌ فَاجِرًا أَو مُدَنَّسًا مِثْلَ عِيسُو، الَّذي بَاعَ بِكْرِيَّتَهُ بأَكْلَةٍ وَاحِدَة، فأَنْتُم تَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ بَعْدَ ذلِكَ، أَرادَ أَنْ يَرِثَ البَرَكَةَ فَرُذِل، لأَنَّهُ لَمْ يَجِدْ سَبيلاً إِلى تَغْيِيرِ رأْيِ أَبِيه، معَ أَنَّهُ ٱلْتَمَسَ ذلِكَ بِالدُّمُوع. فَإِنَّكُم لَمْ تَقْتَرِبُوا إِلى جَبَلٍ مَلْمُوس، ونارٍ مُتَّقِدَة، وضَبَابٍ وظَلامٍ وزَوبَعَة، وهُتَافِ بُوق، وصَوتِ كَلِمَاتٍ طَلَبَ الَّذِينَ سَمِعُوهَا أَلاَّ يُزَادُوا مِنهَا كَلِمَة؛ لأَنَّهُم لَمْ يُطِيقُوا تَحَمُّلَ هذَا الأَمْر: «ولَو أَنَّ بَهِيمَةً مَسَّتِ الجَبَلَ تُرْجَم!». وكانَ المَنْظَرُ رَهِيبًا حَتَّى إِنَّ مُوسَى قال: «إِنِّي خَائِفٌ ومُرْتَعِد!».

 

Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet
Letter to the Hebrews 12/12-21: “Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed. Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble, and through it many become defiled. See to it that no one becomes like Esau, an immoral and godless person, who sold his birthright for a single meal.You know that later, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, even though he sought the blessing with tears. You have not come to something that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them. (For they could not endure the order that was given, ‘If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death.’Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, ‘I tremble with fear.’)