'Anticipate' in the Bible
David said to the messenger, "Tell Joab, 'Don't let this thing upset you. There is no way to anticipate whom the sword will cut down. Press the battle against the city and conquer it.' Encourage him with these words."
Our adversaries also boasted, "Before they are aware or anticipate anything, we will come in among them and kill them, and we will bring this work to a halt!"
Arise, Jehovah, anticipate him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, thy sword;
Those who anticipate my defeat attack me all day long. Indeed, many are fighting against me, O Exalted One.
I anticipate the morning-dawn and I cry: I hope in thy word.
Mine eyes anticipate the night-watches, that I may meditate in thy word.
Indeed Sheol does not give you thanks; death does not praise you. Those who descend into the pit do not anticipate your faithfulness.
"But disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will not be able to ward off; and devastation will come upon you suddenly, and you won't anticipate it.
You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour and a moment when you do not anticipate it.
So we have a cheerful confidence, and we anticipate with greater delight being banished from the body and going home to the Lord.
For we, [not relying on the Law but] through the [Holy] Spirit's [help], by faith anticipate and wait for the blessing and good for which our righteousness and right standing with God [our conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action, causes us] to hope.