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.
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.
He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
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.”
The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
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,
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!
O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
But the Lord of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.
And I will wait for the Lord who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.
“ Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord.
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;
“ The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.
“ 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.
“How much less when you say you do not behold Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!
Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.
Blessed be the Lord, Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
“ Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation.
My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.
The stouthearted were plundered, They sank into sleep; And none of the warriors could use his hands.
O Lord of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
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.”
The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.
“Now I will arise,” says the Lord, “Now I will be exalted, now I will be lifted up.
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.
“ 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.
“ 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.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
“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.
Correct me, O Lord, but with justice; Not with Your anger, or You will bring me to nothing.
“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.
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.
“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Bring her into the wilderness And speak kindly to her.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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?”
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.”
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.
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.
Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?”
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.
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.
And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.
The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
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?
to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight
which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
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.
For He says to Moses, “ I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”