'Wait' in the Bible
I wait for thy salvation, O Jehovah.
And they baked the dough that they brought forth out of Egypt into unleavened cakes, for it was not leavened; for they were driven out of Egypt, and could not wait; neither had they prepared for themselves any food.
But if he have not lain in wait, and God have delivered him into his hand, I will appoint thee a place to which he shall flee.
And he said to the elders, Wait here for us, until we return to you; and behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man have any matter, let him come before them.
But if a man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and he flee into one of these cities,
Now therefore, go by night, you and the men that are with you, and lie in wait in the fields.
And Abim'elech and all the men that were with him rose up by night, and laid wait against Shechem in four companies.
He took his men and divided them into three companies, and laid wait in the fields; and he looked and saw the men coming out of the city, and he rose against them and slew them.
The Gazites were told, "Samson has come here," and they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. They kept quiet all night, saying, "Let us wait till the light of the morning; then we will kill him."
Now she had men lying in wait in an inner chamber. And she said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he snapped the bowstrings, as a string of tow snaps when it touches the fire. So the secret of his strength was not known.
So Deli'lah took new ropes and bound him with them, and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And the men lying in wait were in an inner chamber. But he snapped the ropes off his arms like a thread.
And they commanded the Benjaminites, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,
would ye wait on that account till they were grown? Would ye stay on that account from having husbands? No, my daughters, for I am in much more bitterness than you; for the hand of Jehovah is gone out against me.
But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, I will wait until the child is weaned; then will I bring him, that he may appear before Jehovah, and there abide for ever.
And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to thee, to offer up burnt-offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace-offerings: seven days shalt thou wait, until I come to thee and inform thee what thou shalt do.
And see, my father, yes, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand. For in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in my hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou liest in wait for my life to take it.
And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down to him. And the king said, Behold, this evil is of Jehovah: why should I wait for Jehovah any longer?
And we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth of the first month, to go to Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.
Then Esther called for Hatach, one of the king's chamberlains, whom he had appointed to wait upon her, and gave him a commandment to Mordecai, to know what it was, and why it was.
Let the stars of its twilight be dark; let it wait for light, and have none, neither let it see the eyelids of the dawn:
(If a man die, shall he live again?) all the days of my time of toil would I wait, till my change should come:
If my heart have been enticed unto a woman, so that I laid wait at my neighbour's door,
Although thou sayest thou dost not see him, judgment is before him, therefore wait for him.
When they crouch in their dens, and abide in the thicket to lie in wait?
He lieth in wait secretly, like a lion in his thicket; he lieth in wait to catch the afflicted: he doth catch the afflicted, drawing him into his net.
Yea, none that wait on thee shall be ashamed: they shall be ashamed that deal treacherously without cause.
Make me to walk in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
Wait for Jehovah; be strong and let thy heart take courage: yea, wait for Jehovah.
Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him that prospereth in his way, because of the man that bringeth mischievous devices to pass.
For evil-doers shall be cut off; but those that wait on Jehovah, they shall possess the land.
Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, and he will exalt thee to possess the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
And now, what wait I for, Lord? my hope is in thee.
I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it; and I will wait on thy name, before thy godly ones, for it is good.
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves; they mark my steps, because they wait for my soul.
For behold, they lie in wait for my soul; strong ones are gathered against me: not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.
I am weary with my crying, my throat is parched; mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Let not them that wait on thee, Lord, Jehovah of hosts, be ashamed through me; let not those that seek thee be confounded through me, O God of Israel.
I wait for Jehovah; my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
My soul waiteth for the Lord more than the watchers wait for the morning, more than the watchers for the morning.
The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their food in its season.
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;
And these lay wait for their own blood; they lurk secretly for their own lives.
now without, now in the broadways, and she lieth in wait at every corner.
Say not, I will recompense evil: wait on Jehovah, and he shall save thee.
She also lieth in wait as a robber, and increaseth the treacherous among men.
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; lay not waste his resting-place.
And I will wait for Jehovah, who 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 lift himself up, that he may have mercy upon you; for Jehovah is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
but they that wait upon Jehovah shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not tire; they shall walk, and not faint.
He shall not faint nor be in haste, 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 princesses thy nursing-mothers: they shall bow down to thee with the face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet. And thou shalt know that I am Jehovah; for they shall not be ashamed who wait on me.
My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the peoples: the isles shall wait for me, and in mine arm shall they trust.
Therefore is justice far from us, and righteousness overtaketh us not: we wait for light, and behold darkness; for brightness, but we walk in obscurity.
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as fowlers stoop down; they set a trap, they catch men.
Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? Art not thou HE, Jehovah, our God? And we wait upon thee; for thou hast made all these things.
He is unto me as a bear lying in wait, a lion in secret places.
Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that one should both wait, and that in silence, for the salvation of Jehovah.
Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the heavens; they chased us hotly upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
And as troops of robbers lie in wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way of Shechem; yea, they commit lewdness.
For they have applied their heart like an oven to their lying in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth like a flaming fire.
And thou, return unto thy God: keep loving-kindness and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.
The godly man hath perished out of the land, 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 an appointed time, but it hasteth to the end, and shall not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; for it will surely come, it will not delay.
Therefore wait ye for me, saith Jehovah, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my determination is to assemble the nations, that I may gather the kingdoms together, to pour upon them mine indignation, all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
and said to him, Art thou the coming one? or are we to wait for another?
And he spoke to his disciples, in order that a little ship should wait upon him on account of the crowd, that they might not press upon him.
and John, having called two of his disciples, sent to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that is coming, or are we to wait for another?
But the men having come to him said, John the baptist has sent us to thee, saying, Art thou he that is coming, or are we to wait for another?
and ye like men who wait their own lord whenever he may leave the wedding, that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately.
But Paul's sister's son, having heard of the lying in wait, came and entered into the fortress and reported it to Paul.
Do not thou then be persuaded by them, for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, who have put themselves under a curse neither to eat nor drink till they kill him; and now they are ready waiting the promise from thee.
asking as a grace against him that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying people in wait to kill him on the way.
So that, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait for one another.
But, according to his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.
Wherefore, beloved, as ye wait for these things, be diligent to be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless;
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