'Hope' in the Bible
Go back home, my daughters! For I am too old to get married again. Even if I thought that there was hope that I could get married tonight and conceive sons,
Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, from the descendants of Elam, addressed Ezra: "We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women from the local peoples. Nonetheless, there is still hope for Israel in this regard.
Is not your piety your confidence, and your blameless ways your hope?
Thus the poor have hope, and iniquity shuts its mouth.
My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle and they come to an end without hope.
Such is the destiny of all who forget God; the hope of the godless perishes,
And you will be secure, because there is hope; you will be protected and will take your rest in safety.
But the eyes of the wicked fail, and escape eludes them; their one hope is to breathe their last."
Even if he slays me, I will hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face!
"But there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail.
as water wears away stones, and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy man's hope.
If I hope for the grave to be my home, if I spread out my bed in darkness,
where then is my hope? And my hope, who sees it?
He tears me down on every side until I perish; he uproots my hope like one uproots a tree.
For what hope does the godless have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
But now, O Lord, upon what am I relying? You are my only hope!
(Zayin) Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
Your loyal followers will be glad when they see me, for I find hope in your word.
(Kaf) I desperately long for your deliverance. I find hope in your word.
You are my hiding place and my shield. I find hope in your word.
I am up before dawn crying for help. I find hope in your word.
I hope for your deliverance, O Lord, and I obey your commands.
O Israel, hope in the Lord, for the Lord exhibits loyal love, and is more than willing to deliver.
O Israel, hope in the Lord now and forevermore!
How blessed is the one whose helper is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,
The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked will remain unfulfilled.
When a wicked person dies, his expectation perishes, and the hope of his strength perishes.
What the righteous desire leads only to good, but what the wicked hope for leads to wrath.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is like a tree of life.
Discipline your child, for there is hope, but do not set your heart on causing his death.
For surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
Likewise, know that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Do you see someone who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
But whoever is among the living has hope; a live dog is better than a dead lion.
Those who put their hope in Cush and took pride in Egypt will be afraid and embarrassed.
At that time those who live on this coast will say, 'Look what has happened to our source of hope to whom we fled for help, expecting to be rescued from the king of Assyria! How can we escape now?'"
Show the Lord your God the respect that is due him. Do it before he brings the darkness of disaster. Do it before you stumble into distress like a traveler on the mountains at twilight. Do it before he turns the light of deliverance you hope for into the darkness and gloom of exile.
But there is little hope for you ever doing good, you who are so accustomed to doing evil. Can an Ethiopian change the color of his skin? Can a leopard remove its spots?
Then I said, "Lord, have you completely rejected the nation of Judah? Do you despise the city of Zion? Why have you struck us with such force that we are beyond recovery? We hope for peace, but nothing good has come of it. We hope for a time of relief from our troubles, but experience terror.
You are the one in whom Israel may find hope. All who leave you will suffer shame. Those who turn away from you will be consigned to the nether world. For they have rejected you, the Lord, the fountain of life.
For I know what I have planned for you,' says the Lord. 'I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.
Indeed, there is hope for your posterity. Your children will return to their own territory. I, the Lord, affirm it!
So I said, "My endurance has expired; I have lost all hope of deliverance from the Lord."
But this I call to mind; therefore I have hope:
"My portion is the Lord," I have said to myself, so I will put my hope in him.
Let him bury his face in the dust; perhaps there is hope.
"'When she realized that she waited in vain, her hope was lost. She took another of her cubs and made him a young lion.
Then he said to me, "Son of man, these bones are all the house of Israel. Look, they are saying, 'Our bones are dry, our hope has perished; we are cut off.'
From there I will give back her vineyards to her, and turn the "Valley of Trouble" into an "Opportunity for Hope." There she will sing as she did when she was young, when she came up from the land of Egypt.
Indeed, the residents of Maroth hope for something good to happen, though the Lord has sent disaster against the city of Jerusalem.
Those survivors from Jacob will live in the midst of many nations. They will be like the dew the Lord sends, like the rain on the grass, that does not hope for men to come or wait around for humans to arrive.
Ashkelon will see and be afraid; Gaza will be in great anguish, as will Ekron, for her hope will have been dried up. Gaza will lose her king, and Ashkelon will no longer be inhabited.
Return to the stronghold, you prisoners, with hope; today I declare that I will return double what was taken from you.
And in his name the Gentiles will hope."
And if you lend to those from whom you hope to be repaid, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, so that they may be repaid in full.
"Do not suppose that I will accuse you before the Father. The one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have placed your hope.
Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced; my body also will live in hope,
But when her owners saw their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities.
Then when Paul noticed that part of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, he shouted out in the council, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. I am on trial concerning the hope of the resurrection of the dead!"
I have a hope in God (a hope that these men themselves accept too) that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.
And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our ancestors,
a promise that our twelve tribes hope to attain as they earnestly serve God night and day. Concerning this hope the Jews are accusing me, Your Majesty!
When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and a violent storm continued to batter us, we finally abandoned all hope of being saved.
So for this reason I have asked to see you and speak with you, for I am bound with this chain because of the hope of Israel."
Against hope Abraham believed in hope with the result that he became the father of many nations according to the pronouncement, "so will your descendants be."
through whom we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of God's glory.
and endurance, character, and character, hope.
And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
For the creation was subjected to futility -- not willingly but because of God who subjected it -- in hope
For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees?
But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with endurance.
Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer.
For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.
And again Isaiah says, "The root of Jesse will come, and the one who rises to rule over the Gentiles, in him will the Gentiles hope."
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in him, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
when I go to Spain. For I hope to visit you when I pass through and that you will help me on my journey there, after I have enjoyed your company for a while.
Or is he not surely speaking for our benefit? It was written for us, because the one plowing and threshing ought to work in hope of enjoying the harvest.
And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
For if only in this life we have hope in Christ, we should be pitied more than anyone.
For I do not want to see you now in passing, since I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows.
And our hope for you is steadfast because we know that as you share in our sufferings, so also you will share in our comfort.
He delivered us from so great a risk of death, and he will deliver us. We have set our hope on him that he will deliver us yet again,
For we do not write you anything other than what you can read and also understand. But I hope that you will understand completely
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we behave with great boldness,
Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade people, but we are well known to God, and I hope we are well known to your consciences too.
Nor do we boast beyond certain limits in the work done by others, but we hope that as your faith continues to grow, our work may be greatly expanded among you according to our limits,
And I hope that you will realize that we have not failed the test!
For through the Spirit, by faith, we wait expectantly for the hope of righteousness.
so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, would be to the praise of his glory.
-- since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened -- so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
that you were at that time without the Messiah, alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you too were called to the one hope of your calling,
My confident hope is that I will in no way be ashamed but that with complete boldness, even now as always, Christ will be exalted in my body, whether I live or die.
Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be encouraged by hearing news about you.
So I hope to send him as soon as I know more about my situation,
Your faith and love have arisen from the hope laid up for you in heaven, which you have heard about in the message of truth, the gospel
if indeed you remain in the faith, established and firm, without shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has also been preached in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become its servant.
God wanted to make known to them the glorious riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
because we recall in the presence of our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and endurance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
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