Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.
All who wait patiently for Him are happy.

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."

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


Therefore the Lord waits [expectantly] and 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;
Blessed (happy, fortunate) are all those who long for Him [since He will never fail them].

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.

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.

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

unto you, and therefore will he be exalted
רוּם 
Ruwm 
Usage: 189

רחם 
Racham 
Usage: 47

is a God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

אשׁר 
'esher 
Usage: 45

חכה 
Chakah 
Usage: 14

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Isaiah 30:18

References

Images Isaiah 30:18

Prayers for Isaiah 30:18

Context Readings

Yahweh Will Show Mercy

17 One thousand [shall flee] at the threat of one. Ye shall flee at the threat of five, till ye are left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on a hill. 18 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. 19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem. Thou shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to thee at the voice of thy cry. When he shall hear, he will answer thee.


Cross References

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack about his promise, as some regard slackness, but is patient toward us, not wanting any to perish, but all to go forward to repentance.

Proverbs 16:20

He who gives heed to the word shall find good, and whoever trusts in LORD, happy is he.

Isaiah 25:9

And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God. We have waited for him, and he will save us. This is LORD. We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Isaiah 33:5

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

2 Peter 3:15

And consider the longsuffering of our Lord, salvation, just as also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given to him,

Psalm 2:12

Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 34:8

O taste and see that LORD is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

Isaiah 5:16

but LORD of hosts is exalted in justice, and God the Holy One is sanctified in righteousness.

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for LORD, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will {be a man who has trusted (LXX/NT)} in him.

Jeremiah 17:7

Blessed is the man who trusts in LORD, and whose trust LORD is.

Exodus 34:6

And LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, LORD, LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth,

Deuteronomy 32:4

The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice, a God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is he.

1 Samuel 2:3

Talk no more so very proudly. Let not arrogancy come out of your mouth, for LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

Job 35:14

How much less when thou say thou do not behold him. The case is before him, and thou wait for him!

Psalm 27:14

Wait for LORD. Be strong, and let thy heart take courage. Yea, wait thou for LORD.

Psalm 28:6-7

Blessed be LORD, because he has heard the voice of my supplications.

Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for LORD, and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.

Psalm 46:10-11

Be still, 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 thou in silence for God only, for my expectation is from him.

Psalm 76:5-10

The stouthearted are made a spoil. They have slept their sleep, and none of the men of might have found their hands.

Psalm 84:12

O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in thee.

Psalm 99:4

The king's strength also loves justice. Thou establish equity. Thou execute justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Isaiah 18:4

For thus LORD has said to me, I will be still, and I will behold in my dwelling-place, like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

Isaiah 26:7-8

The way of the just is uprightness. Thou who are upright directs the path of the just.

Isaiah 33:10-12

Now I will arise, says LORD. Now I will lift up myself. Now I will be exalted.

Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait for LORD shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run, and not be weary. They shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 42:1-4

Behold, my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights. I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.

Isaiah 42:14

I have for a long time held my peace. I have been still, and refrained myself. [Now] I will cry out like a travailing woman. I will gasp and pant together.

Isaiah 55:8

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says LORD.

Isaiah 57:17-18

For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry, and smote him. I hid [my face] and was angry, and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.

Jeremiah 10:24-25

O LORD, correct me, but in measure, not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself [saying], Thou have chastised me, and I was chastised as a calf unaccustomed [to the yoke]. Turn thou me back, and I shall be turned back, for thou are LORD my God.

Lamentations 3:25-26

LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

Hosea 2:14

Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak soothingly to her.

Hosea 5:15-2

I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly.

Hosea 11:8-9

How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? [How] shall I cast thee off, Israel? How shall I make thee as Admah? [How] shall I set thee as Zeboiim? My heart is turned within me. My compassions are kindled together.

Jonah 3:4-10

And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey. And he cried out, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.

Micah 7:7-9

But as for me, I will look to LORD. I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.

Micah 7:18-20

Who is a God like to thee, who pardons iniquity, and passes over the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in loving kindness.

Malachi 2:17

Ye have wearied LORD with your words. Yet ye say, How have we wearied him? In that ye say, Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of LORD, and he delights in them, or Where is the God of justice?

Matthew 15:22-28

And behold, a Canaanite woman having come out from those regions, cried out to him, saying, Be merciful to me, O Lord, thou son of David, my daughter is grievously demon-possessed.

Luke 2:25

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

Luke 15:20

And having risen, he went to his father. But while he was still distant, afar off, his father saw him and felt compassion. And having ran, he fell on his neck, and kissed him much.

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, exalted by the right hand of God, and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, he poured out this that ye now see and hear.

Acts 5:31

God exalted this man with his right hand, a Pathfinder and a Savior to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins.

Romans 2:2-10

And we know that the judgment of God is in accordance with truth against those who commit such things.

Romans 5:20

And the law entered so that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace was more abundant,

Romans 8:25-28

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait through patience.

Romans 9:22

And if God, wanting to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

Ephesians 1:6

for appreciation of the glory of his grace, by which he blessed us in him who is beloved.

Ephesians 1:8

which he abounded for us in all wisdom and intelligence.

Ephesians 1:20-23

which he wrought in the Christ, having raised him from the dead and seated at his right hand in the heavenly things,

James 5:11

Behold, we regard those who endured, blessed. Ye have heard of the fortitude of Job, and have seen the outcome of Lord, that he is very compassionate and merciful.

Romans 9:15-18

For he says to Moses, I will be merciful to whom I may be merciful, and I will be compassionate to whomever I may be compassionate.

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