Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;…
Arago ascribes his success to words found on the paper cover of his book when greatly discouraged. They were, "Go on, sir; go on! The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increased clearness on your path," written by D'Alembcrt. "That maxim," says Arago, "was my greatest master in mathematics." Following out these simple words, "Go on, sir; go on!" made him the first astronomical mathematician of his age. What Christians it would make of us! What heroes of faith, what sages in holy wisdom, should we become, by acting out that maxim, "Go on, sir; go on!"
Parallel VersesKJV: Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
WEB: Therefore, lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees,