'Wait' in the Bible
Come on! Let's kill him and toss him into one of the cisterns. Then we'll report that some wild animal devoured him and wait to see what becomes of his dreams!"
They baked the dough that they brought out of Egypt into thin cakes of unleavened bread. It had not been leavened because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves.
If he didn't lie in wait, but God let him fall into his reach, then I'll appoint for you a place to which he may flee.
He told the elders, "Wait here for us until we return to you. Look, Aaron and Hur are with you, and whoever has a dispute, let him come to them."
"Wait while I hear what the LORD has to say about you," Moses replied.
"However, if a person hates his neighbor, lies in wait for him, rises up against him, and attacks him so that he dies, and then he flees to one of those cities,
how when you were very tired and weary, they lay in wait for you on the road and eliminated everyone who was lagging behind. They had no fear of God.
"Back at home, out the window Sisera's mother peered, lamenting through the lattice. "Why is his chariot delayed in returning? "Why do the hoof beats of his chariots wait?'
So get up at night, take your soldiers with you, and wait in ambush out in the field.
When the Gazites were informed, "Samson has come here!" they surrounded him, intending to lay in wait for him at the city gate throughout the entire night. They kept quiet all night, telling each other, "At first light, let's kill him!"
They replied, "Let's get going and attack them. We've scouted out the land and look! it's a very good one. Why should we sit still? We can't wait to go back, invade, and take over the land.
would you wait for them until they were grown? Would you refrain from marriage for them? No, my daughters! I'm more deeply grieved than you, because the LORD is working against me!"
You are to go down ahead of me to Gilgal, and then I'll come down to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice peace offerings. You are to wait seven days until I come to you to let you know what you are to do."
But all of you have conspired against me, and no one tells me about my son's covenant with Jesse's son. None of you feels sorry for me and tells me that my son has stirred up my servant against me to lie in wait, as he's doing this day."
Then Saul asked him, "Why have you conspired against me you and Jesse's son by giving him food and a sword, and by inquiring of God for him, so he can rise up against me to lie in wait, as he's doing today?"
"There's no reason to wait for you!" Joab retorted. Then he took three spears in his hand and stabbed Absalom in the heart while he was still alive, dangling from the branches of the oak tree.
The king replied, "Stand here at attention and wait." So he stepped to the side and stood there waiting.
While he was still talking with them, the messenger arrived to see him and delivered the king's message to Elisha, "Look! This evil has come from the LORD! Why should I wait for the LORD anymore?"
"Do I have the strength to wait? And why should I be patient?
"If my heart has been seduced by a woman and I've laid in wait at my friend's door,
Shall I continue to wait, since they're no longer talking? After all, they're only standing there; they're no longer responding.
And my soul is deeply distressed. But you, LORD, how long do I wait?
They wait in ambush in the villages, they kill the innocent in secret.
Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net.
Integrity and justice will preserve me, because I wait on you.
Wait on the LORD. Be courageous, and he will strengthen your heart. Wait on the LORD! Davidic
We wait on the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
Be silent in the LORD's presence and wait patiently for him. Don't be angry because of the one whose way prospers or the one who implements evil schemes.
Those who do evil will perish. But those who wait on the LORD will inherit the land.
Wait on the LORD, Keep faithful to his way, and he will exalt you to possess the land. You will see the wicked cut off.
How long, LORD, will I wait expectantly? I have placed my hope in you.
He will turn the evil upon those who lie in wait for me. Cut them off with your truth.
They gather together and hide in ambush. They watch my every step as they lie in wait for my life.
My eyes gloated over those who lie in wait for me; when those of evil intent attack me, my ears will hear.
But they quickly forgot his deeds and did not wait for his counsel.
Never take your truthful words from me, For I wait for your ordinances.
The wicked lay in wait to destroy me, while I ponder your decrees.
I wait for the LORD; my soul waits, and I will hope in his word.
If they say, "Come with us! Let's lie in wait for blood; let's ambush some innocent person for no reason at all.
but these people lie in wait for their own blood. They ambush only themselves.
Don't say "I'll avenge that wrong!" Wait on the LORD and he will deliver you.
Surely she lies in wait like a bandit, increasing those who are faithless among mankind.
Don't lie in wait like an outlaw to attack where the righteous live;
I'll wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I'll put my trust in him.
Yes, LORD, in the path of your judgments we wait; your name and your Law are the soul's desire.
"Nevertheless, the LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you; and thus he will rise up to show you mercy. For the LORD is a God of justice. How blessed are all those who wait for him."
I will quickly bring my deliverance near; my salvation is on the way. His arm will bring justice to the nations; the coastlands will hope for him, and they will wait for his arm.
"So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We wait for light, but look there is darkness; we wait for brightness, but we walk in deep darkness.
Since ancient times no one has heard, and no ear has perceived, and no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
"Evil men are found among my people. They lie in wait like someone who traps birds. They set a trap, but they do so to catch people.
He is like a bear that lies in wait for me, a lion in hiding.
The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the person who searches for him.
It is good to hope and wait patiently for the LORD's salvation.
Our pursuers were swifter than soaring eagles; they pursued us over the mountains, lying in wait for us in the wilderness.
Tell him that this is what the Lord GOD says: "Watch out! I'm coming to get you, Pharaoh, king of Egypt! You big monster! You lay in wait in the middle of your waterways and say, "My waterways belong to me! I made them for myself!"
But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God who will deliver me. My God will hear me.
Nineveh is a reservoir whose water is draining away. "Wait! Wait!" they cry, yet not even one person looks back.
"I will stand at my guard post and station myself on a tower. I will wait and see what the LORD will say about me and what I will answer when he reprimands me."
For the revelation pertains to an appointed time it speaks truthfully about the end. Though it delays, wait for it, because it will surely come about it will not be late!
"Just you wait!" declares the LORD. "The day will come when I stand up as a prosecutor, for I am determined to assemble the nations and to gather the kingdoms, in order to pour out my indignation upon them all of my fierce anger. All the earth will be consumed by the fire of my jealousy.
and asked him, "Are you the Coming One, or should we wait for someone else?"
Then he told them, "I'm so deeply grieved that I feel I'm about to die. Wait here and stay awake with me."
But the others kept saying, "Wait! Let's see if Elijah will come and save him."
So he told them, "I'm deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Wait here and stay awake."
So someone ran and soaked a sponge in some sour wine. Then he put it on a stick and offered Jesus a drink, saying, "Wait! Let's see if Elijah comes to take him down!"
and sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the Coming One, or should we wait for someone else?"
When the men had come to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, "Are you the Coming One, or should we wait for someone else?'"
Of course not. Instead, he would say to him, "Get dinner ready for me, and put on your apron and wait on me until I eat and drink. Then you can eat and drink.'
While he was meeting with them, he ordered them, "Don't leave Jerusalem. Instead, wait for what the Father has promised, about which you heard me speak,
So the Twelve called the whole group of disciples together and said, "It is not desirable for us to neglect messages from God in order to wait on tables.
But if we hope for what we do not yet observe, we eagerly wait for it with patience.
Therefore, you don't lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus the Messiah to be revealed.
Therefore, my brothers, when you gather to eat, wait for each other.
Our citizenship, however, is in heaven, and it is from there that we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus, the Messiah.
and to wait for his Son whom he raised from the dead to come back from heaven. This Jesus is the one who rescues us from the coming wrath.
The victor's crown of righteousness is now waiting for me, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on the day that he comes, and not only to me but also to all who eagerly wait for his appearing.
as we wait for the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus the Messiah.
so the Messiah was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people. And he will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to bring salvation to those who eagerly wait for him.
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