Isaiah 30:18



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

King James Version

And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

International Standard Version

"Nevertheless, the LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you; and thus he will rise up to show you mercy. For the LORD is a God of justice. How blessed are all those who wait for him."

A Conservative Version

And therefore LORD will wait, that he may be gracious to you. And therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you. For LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.

American Standard Version

And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you; and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for Jehovah is a God of justice; blessed are all they that wait for him.

Amplified

And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!

Bible in Basic English

For this cause the Lord will be waiting, so that he may be kind to you; and he will be lifted up, so that he may have mercy on you; for the Lord is a God of righteousness: there is a blessing on all whose hope is in him.

Darby Translation

And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he lift himself up, that he may have mercy upon you; for Jehovah is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Holman Bible

Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy, and is rising up to show you compassion, for the Lord is a just God. Happy are all who wait patiently for Him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And therefore will the LORD wait for you, that he may have mercy on you, and therefore will he be exalted having mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all those that wait for him.

Julia Smith Translation

And for this Jehovah will wait to compassionate you, and for this he will be lifted up to pity you, for Jehovah is a God of judgment: happy all they waiting for him.

King James 2000

And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of justice: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore Yahweh waits to be gracious [to] you, and therefore he will rise up to show you mercy, for Yahweh [is] a God of justice; blessed [are] all those who wait for him.

Modern King James verseion

And so Jehovah waits to be gracious to you. And therefore He is exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For Jehovah is a God of judgment; blessed are all those who wait for Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yet standeth the LORD waiting, that he may have mercy upon you, and lifteth himself up, that he may receive you to grace. For the LORD God is righteous. Happy are all they that wait for him.

NET Bible

For this reason the Lord is ready to show you mercy; he sits on his throne, ready to have compassion on you. Indeed, the Lord is a just God; all who wait for him in faith will be blessed.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore the LORD will wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you, for the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.

New simplified Bible

Jehovah is waiting to be kind to you. He rises to have compassion on you. Jehovah is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.

The Emphasized Bible

And, therefore, will Yahweh wait, That he may grant you favour, And, therefore, will he lift himself up, That he may show you compassion, - For A God of justice, is, Yahweh, How happy all they who are waiting for him

Webster

And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

World English Bible

Therefore Yahweh will wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you, for Yahweh is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.

Youngs Literal Translation

And therefore doth wait Jehovah to favour you, And therefore He is exalted to pity you, For a God of judgment is Jehovah, O the blessedness of all waiting for Him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And therefore will the Lord

Usage: 0

חכה 
Chakah 
Usage: 14

חנן 
Chanan 
Usage: 77

unto you, and therefore will he be exalted
רוּם 
Ruwm 
up , exalt , high , offer , give , heave , extol , lofty , take , tall , higher ,
Usage: 189

רחם 
Racham 
Usage: 47


Usage: 0

is a God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

אשׁר 
'esher 
Usage: 45

חכה 
Chakah 
Usage: 14

Devotionals

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Context Readings

Yahweh Will Show Mercy

17 One thousand will flee at the threat of one man; You will flee at the threat of five, Until you are left as a flag on a mountain top And as a signal on a hill. 18 Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him. 19 O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.


Cross References

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

Proverbs 16:20

He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.

Isaiah 25:9

And it will be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us This is the LORD for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."

Isaiah 33:5

The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

2 Peter 3:15

and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,

Psalm 2:12

Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Psalm 34:8

O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!

Isaiah 5:16

But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.

Jeremiah 17:7

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.

Exodus 34:6

Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;

Deuteronomy 32:4

"The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

1 Samuel 2:3

"Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.

Job 35:14

"How much less when you say you do not behold Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

Psalm 28:6-7

Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.

Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.

Psalm 46:10-11

"Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

Psalm 62:1-2

My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation.

Psalm 62:5-8

My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.

Psalm 76:5-10

The stouthearted were plundered, They sank into sleep; And none of the warriors could use his hands.

Psalm 84:12

O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!

Psalm 99:4

The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Isaiah 18:4

For thus the LORD has told me, "I will look from My dwelling place quietly Like dazzling heat in the sunshine, Like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest."

Isaiah 26:7-8

The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.

Isaiah 33:10-12

"Now I will arise," says the LORD, "Now I will be exalted, now I will be lifted up.

Isaiah 40:31

Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Isaiah 42:1-4

"Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations.

Isaiah 42:14

"I have kept silent for a long time, I have kept still and restrained Myself. Now like a woman in labor I will groan, I will both gasp and pant.

Isaiah 55:8

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 57:17-18

"Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry and struck him; I hid My face and was angry, And he went on turning away, in the way of his heart.

Jeremiah 10:24-25

Correct me, O LORD, but with justice; Not with Your anger, or You will bring me to nothing.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

"I have surely heard Ephraim grieving, 'You have chastised me, and I was chastised, Like an untrained calf; Bring me back that I may be restored, For You are the LORD my God.

Lamentations 3:25-26

The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.

Hosea 2:14

"Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Bring her into the wilderness And speak kindly to her.

Hosea 5:15-2

I will go away and return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.

Hosea 11:8-9

How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I surrender you, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned over within Me, All My compassions are kindled.

Jonah 3:4-10

Then Jonah began to go through the city one day's walk; and he cried out and said, "Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown."

Micah 7:7-9

But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation My God will hear me.

Micah 7:18-20

Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love.

Malachi 2:17

You have wearied the LORD with your words Yet you say, "How have we wearied Him?" In that you say, "Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and He delights in them," or, "Where is the God of justice?"

Matthew 15:22-28

And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed."

Luke 2:25

And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Luke 15:20

"So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

Luke 24:26-27

"Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?"

Acts 2:33-39

"Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.

Acts 5:31

"He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Romans 2:2-10

And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.

Romans 5:20

The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,

Romans 8:25-28

But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

Romans 9:22

What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?

Ephesians 1:6

to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:8

which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight

Ephesians 1:20-23

which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

James 5:11

We count those blessed who endured You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.

Romans 9:15-18

For He says to Moses, "I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION."



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