A Weak Person
Any person lacking strength or endurance.
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Strong and weakIn 1 Corinthians 8–10 and in Romans 14–15 Paul addressed problems between “strong” and “weak” Christians. The strong were exercising their rights and freedom to the detriment of more scrupulous believers whom they considered had a weak conscience (1 Cor) or weak faith (Rom). Although
WeaknessIn Pauline literature, the term astheneia (“weakness”) plays a distinctive role. In classical Greek usage, in the LXX and in other NT writers, the term almost always has the meaning “illness” or “powerlessness.” In Paul, however, the word is developed into a significant theological concept,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
WEAKNESS (Heb. mōrek, NASB, Lev. 26:36 only; Gk. asthenia, asthēma, asthenēs). Frequently this term is used in the NASB and NIV as the replacement for KJV “infirmity” or “infirmities,” but in some verses the expression appears in the KJV, NIV, and NASB (1 Cor. 1:25; 2:3; 15:43; 2 Cor. 12:9; 13:4;
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Weak, Weakness
Weak, WeaknessWeakness is a prominent image in the Bible, for weakness stands in contrast with the surpassing strength of the principal character of the biblical story, God.Old Testament Images of Weakness. Samson’s taunting refrain to Delilah, “I’ll become as weak as any other man” (Judg 16:7, 11,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
WEAKNESS [רָפָהrafah, רָפֶהrafeh, חָלָהkhalah; ἀσθένημα asthenēma, ἀσθενεία astheneia]. In the OT, the conception of being “weak” is a translation of four different Hebrew word families. Being “weak/slack (rafah, rafeh) in hand” is an idiom referring to one’s lack of mental resolve for action