All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.
All hands shall be feeble,.... No strength in them, to lay hold on weapons of war to defend themselves, or fight the enemy; no heart nor courage in them, to go forth and meet him; and even afraid to lift up their voice in mourning, lest they should be heard, and pursued, and taken:
and all knees shall be weak as water; tremble and beat one against another, for fear of the enemy; or,
"shall flow with water,''
as the Targum; either with sweat or urine, which are sometimes both caused by fear.