Wait for the Lord and keep His way,
And He will exalt you to inherit the land;
When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
Wait for the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the Lord.
But God will break you down forever;
He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent,
And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.
For evildoers will be cut off,
But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.
You will only look on with your eyes
And see the recompense of the wicked.
“Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way,
And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
“But He knows the way I take;
When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
I have been anointed with fresh oil.
He has given freely to the poor,
His righteousness endures forever;
His horn will be exalted in honor.
Let your eyes look directly ahead
And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;
He who watches his way preserves his life.
Do not say, “I will repay evil”;
Wait for the Lord, and He will save you.
But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,