Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 will flee at the threat of one,
at the threat of five you will flee,
until you alone remain
like a solitary pole on a mountaintop
or a banner on a hill.
18 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.
19 For you people will live on Zion in Jerusalem and will never cry again. He will show favor to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears, He will answer you.


Cross References

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.

Proverbs 16:20

The one who understands a matter finds success,
and the one who trusts in the Lord will be happy.

Isaiah 25:9

On that day it will be said,
“Look, this is our God;
we have waited for Him, and He has saved us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for Him.
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

Also, regard the patience of our Lord as an opportunity for salvation, just as our dear brother Paul has written to you according to the wisdom given to him.

Psalm 2:12

Pay homage to the Son or He will be angry
and you will perish in your rebellion,
for His anger may ignite at any moment.
All those who take refuge in Him are happy.

Psalm 34:8

Taste and see that the Lord is good.
How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!

Isaiah 5:16

But the Lord of Hosts is exalted by His justice,
and the holy God is distinguished by righteousness.

Isaiah 8:17

I will wait for the Lord,
who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob.
I will wait for Him.

Jeremiah 17:7

The man who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed.

Exodus 34:6

Then the Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed:Yahweh—Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,

Deuteronomy 32:4

The Rock—His work is perfect;
all His ways are entirely just.
A faithful God, without prejudice,
He is righteous and true.

1 Samuel 2:3

Do not boast so proudly,
or let arrogant words come out of your mouth,
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
and actions are weighed by Him.

Job 35:14

how much less when you complain
that you do not see Him,
that your case is before Him
and you are waiting for Him.

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the Lord;
be strong and courageous.
Wait for the Lord.

Psalm 28:6-7

May the Lord be praised,
for He has heard the sound of my pleading.

Psalm 40:1-3

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.I waited patiently for the Lord,
and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.

Psalm 46:10-11

“Stop your fighting—and know that I am God,
exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.”

Psalm 62:1-2

For the choir director: according to Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm.I am at rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from Him.

Psalm 62:5-8

Rest in God alone, my soul,
for my hope comes from Him.

Psalm 76:5-10

The brave-hearted have been plundered;
they have slipped into their final sleep.
None of the warriors was able to lift a hand.

Psalm 84:12

Happy is the person who trusts in You,
Lord of Hosts!

Psalm 99:4

The mighty King loves justice.
You have established fairness;
You have administered justice
and righteousness in Jacob.

Isaiah 18:4

For, the Lord said to me:I will quietly look out from My place,
like shimmering heat in sunshine,
like a rain cloud in harvest heat.

Isaiah 26:7-8

The path of the righteous is level;
You clear a straight path for the righteous.

Isaiah 33:10-12

“Now I will rise up,” says the Lord.
“Now I will lift Myself up.
Now I will be exalted.

Isaiah 40:31

but those who trust in the Lord
will renew their strength;
they will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary;
they will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 42:1-4

“This is My Servant; I strengthen Him,
this is My Chosen One; I delight in Him.
I have put My Spirit on Him;
He will bring justice to the nations.

Isaiah 42:14

“I have kept silent from ages past;
I have been quiet and restrained Myself.
But now, I will groan like a woman in labor,
gasping breathlessly.

Isaiah 55:8

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not My ways.”
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Isaiah 57:17-18

Because of his sinful greed I was angry,
so I struck him; I was angry and hid;
but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.

Jeremiah 10:24-25

Discipline me, Lord, but with justice—
not in Your anger,
or You will reduce me to nothing.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

I have heard Ephraim moaning,
“You disciplined me, and I have been disciplined
like an untrained calf.
Restore me, and I will return,
for you, Lord, are my God.

Lamentations 3:25-26

?TetThe Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
to the person who seeks Him.

Hosea 2:14

Therefore, I am going to persuade her,
lead her to the wilderness,
and speak tenderly to her.

Hosea 5:15-2

I will depart and return to My place
until they recognize their guilt and seek My face;
they will search for Me in their distress.

Hosea 11:8-9

How can I give you up, Ephraim?
How can I surrender you, Israel?
How can I make you like Admah?
How can I treat you like Zeboiim?
I have had a change of heart;
My compassion is stirred!

Jonah 3:4-10

Jonah set out on the first day of his walk in the city and proclaimed, “In 40 days Nineveh will be demolished!”

Micah 7:7-9

But I will look to 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,
removing iniquity and passing over rebellion
for the remnant of His inheritance?
He does not hold on to His anger forever,
because He delights in faithful love.

Malachi 2:17

You have wearied the Lord with your words.Yet you ask, “How have we wearied Him?” When you say, “Everyone who does what is evil is good in the Lord’s sight, and He is pleased with them,” or “Where is the God of justice?”

Matthew 15:22-28

Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon.”

Luke 2:25

There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel’s consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him.

Luke 15:20

So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.

Luke 24:26-27

Didn’t the Messiah have to suffer these things and enter into His glory?”

Acts 2:33-39

Therefore, since He has been exalted to the right hand of God and has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, He has poured out what you both see and hear.

Acts 5:31

God exalted this man to His right hand as ruler and Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Romans 2:2-10

We know that God’s judgment on those who do such things is based on the truth.

Romans 5:20

The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more

Romans 8:25-28

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

Romans 9:22

And what if God, desiring to display His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience objects of wrath ready for destruction?

Ephesians 1:6

to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:8

that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

Ephesians 1:20-23

He demonstrated this power in the Messiah by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in the heavens

James 5:11

See, we count as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job’s endurance and have seen the outcome from the Lord. The Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

Romans 9:15-18

For He tells Moses:I will show mercy
to whom I will show mercy,
and I will have compassion
on whom I will have compassion.

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