'Wait' in the Bible
And if a man did not lie in wait but God delivered him into his hand, then I will appoint thee a place where he shall flee.
Then the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount and wait there, and I will give thee tables of stone and the law and commandments which I have written to teach them.
And he said unto the elders, wait here for us until we come again unto you; and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you; if anyone has any matters to settle, let him come unto them.
And Moses said unto them, Wait, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.
But if he thrusts him out of hatred or hurls at him by laying in wait, so that he dies
But if he thrusts him suddenly without enmity, or has cast upon him any thing without laying in wait,
But when any man hates his neighbour and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and smites him mortally that he dies and flees into one of these cities,
And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days are fulfilled that thou must die; call Joshua and wait in the tabernacle of the testimony that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went and waited in the tabernacle of the testimony.
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city; do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.
And it was told unto those of Gaza, Samson is come here. And they compassed him in and laid in wait for him all night in the gate of the city and were quiet all that night, saying, In the morning when it is light, we shall kill him.
Now there were men lying in wait in a chamber of her house. And she said unto him, The Philistines are upon thee, Samson. And he broke the wicker strands as a thread of tow is broken when it touches the fire. So the secret of his strength was not known.
Delilah therefore took new ropes and bound him with them and said unto him, The Philistines are upon thee, Samson. And there were men lying in wait abiding in a chamber. But he broke them from off his arms like a thread.
Therefore, they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards
Thus hath said the LORD of the hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way when he came up from Egypt.
And Saul came to a city of Amalek and laid wait in the valley.
that all of you have conspired against me, and there is no one that shows me that my son has made a league with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me or shows unto me that my son has stirred up my slave against me, to lie in wait against me, 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 enquired of God for him that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?
And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him; and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD; for what should I wait for the LORD any longer?
And when the priests came out of the sanctuary (for all the priests that were present were sanctified and did not then wait by course,
But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister unto the LORD, are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their business;
And we departed from the river of 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.
If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time I will wait until my transformation comes.
They would hear me and wait, and keep silent at my counsel.
If my heart has been deceived regarding a woman, or if I have laid in wait at my neighbour's door,
Wait for me a little, and I will teach thee; for I yet speak on God's behalf.
when they crouch in their dens and abide in their lairs to lie in wait?
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; early will I present myself unto thee and wait.
He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he catches the poor when he draws him into his net.
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is precise: a shield to all those that wait in him.
But thou art he that took me out of the womb; thou hast made me wait upon thee since I was upon my mother's breasts.
Gimel Yea, none that wait on thee shall be ashamed; those which rebel without cause shall be ashamed.
Wait for the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, for the LORD.
I have hated those that regard lying vanities; but I wait in the LORD.
Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for those that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for those that wait in thee before the sons of men!
Be of good courage and strengthen your hearts, all ye that wait in the LORD.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon those that fear him, upon those that wait for his mercy
Beth Wait in the LORD and do good; live in the land and uphold the truth.
Gimel Turn thy way unto the LORD and wait in him, and he shall bring it to pass.
Daleth Be silent before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not be angry with him who prospers in his way, with the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
For evildoers shall be cut off; but those that wait for the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
Koph Wait on the LORD and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the earth; when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
And the LORD helped them and delivers them; he shall deliver them from the wicked and save them because they wait in him.
For thee, O LORD, do I wait; thou wilt respond, O Lord my God.
And now, Lord, what shall I wait for? My hope is in thee.
And he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it and fear and shall wait on the LORD.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted against me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him for the wellbeing of his presence.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the saving health of my countenance and my God.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Wait for God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the saving health of my countenance and my God.
I will praise thee for ever because thou hast done it, and I will wait on thy name, for it is good before thy merciful ones.
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps when they wait for my soul.
For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul; the strong are gathered against me; I am not in rebellion, nor in sin, O LORD.
Wait in him at all times; ye peoples, pour out your heart before him; God is our refuge. Selah.
I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried; my eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Do not let those that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of the hosts, be ashamed for my sake; do not let those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
For my enemies speak against me, and those that lay in wait for my soul take counsel together,
But I will continually wait and will add upon all thy praise.
These wait all upon thee, that thou may give them their food in due season.
It is better to wait upon the LORD than to wait upon man.
And take not at any time the word of truth out of my mouth; for I wait for thy judgment.
ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy slave, in which thou hast caused me to wait.
Behold, as the eyes of slaves look unto the hand of their masters and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until he shall have mercy upon us.
Let Israel wait for the LORD; for with the LORD there is mercy and plenteous redemption close to him.
Let Israel wait for the LORD from now on and for ever.
Ain The eyes of all wait upon thee, and thou givest them their food in due season.
The LORD takes pleasure in those that fear him, in those that wait upon his mercy.
If they say, Come with us, let us lay in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without cause.
And they lay in wait for their own blood; they ambush their own souls.
Now without, now in the streets, she lies in wait at every corner.)
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Say not thou, I will take vengeance, but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
She also lies in wait as for a prey and increases the transgressors among men.
Do not lay in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; do not spoil his resting place.
And I will wait for the LORD, who hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, we wait for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name and to the remembrance of thee.
And therefore will the LORD wait for you, that he may have mercy on you, and therefore will he be exalted having mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all those that wait for him.
O LORD, have mercy on us; we wait for thee: thou wert the strength of thy people in the beginning, be also our saving health in the time of tribulation.
For the grave shall not confess thee, nor shall death praise thee; nor shall those that go down into the pit wait for thy truth.
but those that wait for the LORD shall have new strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
He shall not tire nor faint until he has set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.
For my name's sake I will defer my anger, and for my praise I will wait patiently for thee that I not cut thee off.
And kings shall be thy nursing fathers and their princesses thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for those that wait for me shall not be ashamed.
My righteousness is near; my saving health is gone forth, and my arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me; and on my arm shall they place their hope.
Therefore judgment has withdrawn from us, and righteousness has never overtaken us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
For the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish from the first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, who has glorified thee.
Therefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the desert shall destroy them and a tiger shall lie in wait over their cities; anyone that goes out from there shall be torn in pieces because their rebellions have been multiplied, and their backslidings are increased.
For among my people were found wicked men: they lay in wait as he that sets snares; they set a trap of perdition to catch men.
Their tongue is as a sharp arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth but in heart he lays in wait.
Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause it to rain? or can the heavens give rain? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee, for thou hast made all these things.
For I know the thoughts that I think concerning you, said the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you the end that you wait for.
Daleth He was unto me as a bear lying in wait and as a lion in secret places.
Zain This shall go down into my heart; therefore I shall wait.
Chet The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore I will wait for him.
Teth The LORD is good unto those that wait in him, to the soul that seeks him.
Teth It is good to wait quietly in the salvation of the LORD.
Koph Our persecutors were swifter than the eagles of the heaven; they pursued us upon the mountains; they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD has not sent them, and they have made others to wait for the word to be confirmed.
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the council of priests murder in the way by common accord; for they put the abomination into effect.
For they have made ready their heart like an oven while they lie in wait; their baker sleeps all night; in the morning it burns as a flaming fire.
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