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29 He empowers the feeble
    and infuses the powerless with increasing strength.
30 Even young people faint and get exhausted;
    athletic ones[a] may stumble and fall.
31 But those who wait for Yahweh’s grace
    will experience divine strength.[b]
    They will rise up on soaring wings and fly like eagles,
    run their race without growing weary,
    and walk through life without giving up.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 40:30 Or “young men.”
  2. Isaiah 40:31 Or “will grow new feathers like eagles” (LXX) or “renew their strength.” An eagle has the longest lifespan of any bird. See Ps. 103:5.
  3. Isaiah 40:31 Or “without fainting.” The outer court is where we walk, the Holy Place is where we run, and we soar like eagles (into the heavenly realm) in the Holy of Holies (Heb. 10:19).

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