See also: Exodus 31:17; Isaiah 43:24; Jeremiah 15:6
Like many words, “weary” can have multiple definitions. Here are a two of them, taken from Webster’s 1828 dictionary: 1
- Having the strength much exhausted by toil or violent exertion; tired; fatigued. [It should be observed however that this word expresses less than tired, particularly when applied to a beast; as a tired horse. It is followed by of, before the cause of fatigue; as, to be weary of marching; to be weary of reaping; to be weary of study.]
- Having the patience exhausted, or the mind yielding to discouragement. He was weary of asking for redress.
Isaiah 40:28 refers to definition #1. God never runs out of physical or mental strength; He is infinite in power, and so He is always ready to “[give] power to the faint”, since He “fainteth not”. Isaiah 1:14, on the other hand, is speaking of definition #2; God’s patience with Israel is wearing thin because of their hypocrisy.
Site Under Construction
This site is still under construction. It needs more references, citations, and debate arguments. If you would like to help, please view the community page.
- http://webstersdictionary1828.com/, accessed 23 March 2015 ↩