'Expectation' in the Bible
For we are sojourners before You, and tenants, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope [of remaining].
Men listened to me with expectation,waiting silently for my advice.
“Behold, your expectation is false;Will you be laid low even at the sight of him?
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
“And now, Lord, for what do I expectantly wait?My hope [my confident expectation] is in You.
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?
And I said, My strength is perished, and mine expectation from Jehovah.
But this I call to mind,Therefore I have hope.
“Then I will give her her vineyards from there,And make the Valley of Achor a door of hope and expectation [anticipating the time when I will restore My favor on her].And she will sing there and respond as in the days of her youthAs in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
Joseph of Arimathaea came, a highly respected member of the Council, who himself also was living in expectation of the Kingdom of God. He summoned up courage to go in to see Pilate and beg for the body of Jesus.
And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
People will faint from fear and expectation of the things that are coming on the world, because the celestial powers will be shaken.
And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.
And while it was drawing on to daylight, Paul exhorted them all to partake of food, saying, Ye have passed the fourteenth day watching in expectation without taking food.
But they expected that he would have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but when they were long in expectation and beheld nothing amiss came to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Or does He speak entirely for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake: The plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the harvest.
And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love.
And our hope for you [our confident expectation of good for you] is firmly grounded [assured and unshaken], since we know that just as you share as partners in our sufferings, so also you share as partners in our comfort.
He rescued us from so great a threat of death, and will continue to rescue us. On Him we have set our hope. And He will again rescue us [from danger and draw us near],
Since we have such a [glorious] hope and confident expectation, we speak with great courage,
We do not go beyond our proper limit, boasting in the work of other men, but we have the hope that as your faith [in Christ and His divine power] continues to grow, our field among you may be greatly expanded [but still within the limits of our commission],
According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
We, however, are free citizens of Heaven, and we are waiting with longing expectation for the coming from Heaven of a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ,
in expectation of the fulfilment of our blessed hope--the Appearing in glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;
And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life."
At the same time also prepare a guest room for me [in expectation of a visit], for I hope that through your prayers I will be [granted the gracious privilege of] coming to you [at Colossae].
For we [believers] have become partakers of Christ [sharing in all that the Messiah has for us], if only we hold firm our newborn confidence [which originally led us to Him] until the end,