'Wait' in the Bible
And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.
from thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shalt thou number them; all that enter in to wait upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.
This is that which belongeth unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service in the work of the tent of meeting:
And if he thrust him of hatred, or hurled at him, lying in wait, so that he died,
But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or hurled upon him anything without lying in wait,
But if any man hate his neighbor, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally so that he dieth, and he flee into one of these cities;
Now therefore, up by night, thou and the people that are with thee, and lie in wait in the field:
And Abimelech rose up, and all the people that were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in four companies.
And he took the people, and divided them into three companies, and laid wait in the field; and he looked, and, behold, the people came forth out of the city; And he rose up against them, and smote them.
And it was told the Gazites, saying, Samson is come hither. And they compassed him in, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, Let be till morning light, then we will kill him.
And they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,
And Saul came to the city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.
that all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that discloseth to me when my son maketh a league with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or discloseth unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?
And Saul said unto him, Why have ye conspired against me, thou and the son of Jesse, in that thou hast given him bread, and a sword, and hast inquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?
And while he was yet talking with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of Jehovah; why should I wait for Jehovah any longer?
For their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of Jehovah, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, even the work of the service of the house of God;
What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is mine end, that I should be patient?
If a man die, shall he live again ? All the days of my warfare would I wait, Till my release should come.
If my heart hath been enticed unto a woman, And I have laid wait at my neighbor's door;
And shall I wait, because they speak not, Because they stand still, and answer no more?
When they couch in their dens, And abide in the covert to lie in wait?
He lurketh in secret as a lion in his covert; He lieth in wait to catch the poor: He doth catch the poor, when he draweth him in his net.
Yea, none that wait for thee shall be put to shame: They shall be put to shame that deal treacherously without cause.
Guide me in thy truth, and teach me; For thou art the God of my salvation; For thee do I wait all the day.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for thee.
Wait for Jehovah: Be strong, and let thy heart take courage; Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.
Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him: Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
For evil-doers shall be cut off; But those that wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the land.
Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, And he will exalt thee to inherit the land: When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; The mighty gather themselves together against me: Not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.
My soul, wait thou in silence for God only; For my expectation is from him.
I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried: Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Let not them that wait for thee be put to shame through me, O Lord Jehovah of hosts: Let not those that seek thee be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel.
These wait all for thee, That thou mayest give them their food in due season.
I wait for Jehovah, my soul doth wait, And in his word do I hope.
My soul waiteth for the Lord More than watchmen wait for the morning; Yea, more than watchmen for the morning.
The eyes of all wait for thee; And thou givest them their food in due season.
If they say, Come with us, Let us lay wait for blood; Let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;
And these lay wait for their own blood; They lurk privily for their own lives.
Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner.
The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood; But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Say not thou, I will recompense evil: Wait for Jehovah, and he will save thee.
Yea, she lieth in wait as a robber, And increaseth the treacherous among men.
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous; Destroy not his resting-place:
And I will wait for Jehovah, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
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.
but they that wait for Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.
He will not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set justice in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.
And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am Jehovah; and they that wait for me shall not be put to shame.
My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the peoples; the isles shall wait for me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, for the name of Jehovah thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
For among my people are found wicked men: they watch, as fowlers lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth wait for him.
Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Jehovah our God? therefore we will wait for thee; for thou hast made all these things.
He is unto me as a bear lying in wait, as a lion in secret places.
Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah.
Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the heavens: They chased us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem; yea, they have committed lewdness.
For they have made ready their heart like an oven, while they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire.
Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep kindness and justice, and wait for thy God continually.
And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples as dew from Jehovah, as showers upon the grass, that tarry not for man, nor wait for the sons of men.
The godly man is perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
But as for me, I will look unto Jehovah; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hasteth toward the end, and shall not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not delay.
I heard, and my body trembled, My lips quivered at the voice; Rottenness entereth into my bones, and I tremble in my place; Because I must wait quietly for the day of trouble, For the coming up of the people that invadeth us.
Therefore wait ye for me, saith Jehovah, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger; for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
And he spake to his disciples, that a little boat should wait on him because of the crowd, lest they should throng him:
laying wait for him, to catch something out of his mouth.
and, being assembled together with them, he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which,'said he , ye heard from me:
But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the castle and told Paul.
Do not thou therefore yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, who have bound themselves under a curse, neither to eat nor to drink till they have slain him: and now are they ready, looking for the promise from thee.
And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take some food, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye wait and continue fasting, having taken nothing.
But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Know ye not that they that minister about sacred things eat of the things of the temple, and they that wait upon the altar have their portion with the altar?
Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait one for another.
For we through the Spirit by faith wait for the hope of righteousness.
For our citizenship is in heaven; whence also we wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivereth us from the wrath to come.
so Christ also, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time, apart from sin, to them that wait for him, unto salvation.
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