'Wait' in the Bible
The young man didn't wait to do this thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he was honored above all the house of his father.
Hurry, and go up to my father, and tell him, 'This is what your son Joseph says, "God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me. Don't wait.
They baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt; for it wasn't leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, and couldn't wait, neither had they prepared for themselves any food.
He said to the elders, "Wait here for us, until we come again to you. Behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever is involved in a dispute can go to them."
you shall count them from thirty years old and upward until fifty years old; all who enter in to wait on the service, to do the work in the Tent of Meeting.
"This is that which belongs to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall go in to wait on the service in the work of the Tent of Meeting;
Moses answered them, "Wait, that I may hear what Yahweh will command concerning you."
Now therefore, please wait also here this night, that I may know what Yahweh will speak to me more."
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 on him anything without lying in wait,
But if any man hates his neighbor, and lies in wait for him, and rises up against him, and strikes him mortally so that he dies, and he flees into one of these cities;
"Through the window she looked out, and cried: Sisera's mother looked through the lattice. 'Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why do the wheels of his chariots wait?'
Please don't go away, until I come to you, and bring out my present, and lay it before you." He said, "I will wait until you come back."
Now therefore, go up by night, you and the people who are with you, and lie in wait in the field:
Abimelech rose up, and all the people who were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in four companies.
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; He rose up against them, and struck them.
[It was told] the Gazites, saying, "Samson is here!" They surrounded him, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, [Let be] until morning light, then we will kill him.
They commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,
would you then wait until they were grown? Would you then refrain from having husbands? No, my daughters, for it grieves me much for your sakes, for the hand of Yahweh has gone out against me."
Elkanah her husband said to her, "Do what seems good to you. Wait until you have weaned him; only may Yahweh establish his word." So the woman waited and nursed her son, until she weaned him.
"You shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: you shall wait seven days, until I come to you, and show you what you shall do."
If they say thus to us, 'Wait until we come to you!' then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up to them.
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 who discloses to me when my son makes a treaty with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you who is sorry for me, or discloses to me that my son has stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?"
Saul said to him, "Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread, and a sword, and have inquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?"
When they told it to David, he sent to meet them; for the men were greatly ashamed. The king said, "Wait at Jericho until your beards have grown, and then return."
Then Joab said, "I'm not going to wait like this with you." He took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
Elijah said to Elisha, "Please wait here, for Yahweh has sent me as far as Bethel." Elisha said, "As Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you." So they went down to Bethel.
Elijah said to him, "Elisha, please wait here, for Yahweh has sent me to Jericho." He said, "As Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you." So they came to Jericho.
Elijah said to him, "Please wait here, for Yahweh has sent me to the Jordan." He said, "As Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you." They both went on.
While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, "Behold, this evil is from Yahweh. Why should I wait for Yahweh any longer?"
Then they said one to another, "We aren't doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we keep silent. If we wait until the morning light, punishment will overtake us. Now therefore come, let us go and tell the king's household."
Then take the vial of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, 'Thus says Yahweh, "I have anointed you king over Israel."' Then open the door, flee, and don't wait."
For their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of Yahweh, in the courts, and in the rooms, 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? What is my end, that I should be patient?
If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my warfare would I wait, until my release should come.
"If my heart has been enticed to a woman, and I have laid wait at my neighbor's door,
Shall I wait, because they don't speak, because they stand still, and answer no more?
How much less when you say you don't see him. The cause is before him, and you wait for him!
when they crouch in their dens, and lie in wait in the thicket?
He lies in wait near the villages. From ambushes, he murders the innocent. His eyes are secretly set against the helpless.
He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net.
Guide me in your truth, and teach me, For you are the God of my salvation, I wait for you all day long.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you.
Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh. By David.
Rest in Yahweh, and wait patiently for him. Don't fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen.
For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for Yahweh shall inherit the land.
Wait for Yahweh, and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.
For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Yahweh.
They shall wander up and down for food, and wait all night if they aren't satisfied.
My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my expectation is from him.
Don't let those who wait for you be shamed through me, Lord Yahweh of Armies. Don't let those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, God of Israel.
These all wait for you, that you may give them their food in due season.
They soon forgot his works. They didn't wait for his counsel,
I wait for Yahweh. My soul waits. I hope in his word.
The eyes of all wait for you. You give them their food in due season.
If they say, "Come with us, Let's lay in wait for blood; let's lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;
but these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.
The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for Yahweh, and he will save you.
Yes, she lies in wait like a robber, and increases the unfaithful among men.
Don't lay in wait, wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous. Don't destroy his resting place:
I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
Therefore Yahweh will wait, that he may be gracious to you; and therefore he will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you, for Yahweh is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.
But those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint.
He will not fail nor be discouraged, until he has set justice in the earth, and the islands will wait for his law."
I bring near my righteousness, it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not wait; and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
Kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am Yahweh; and those who wait for me shall not be disappointed."
My righteousness is near, my salvation is gone forth, and my arms shall judge the peoples; the islands shall wait for me, and on my arm shall they trust.
Surely the islands shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, for the name of Yahweh your God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you.
Set up a standard toward Zion. Flee for safety! Don't wait; for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction."
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 speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lays wait for him.
Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the sky give showers? Aren't you he, Yahweh our God? therefore we will wait for you; for you have made all these things.
He is to me as a bear lying in wait, as a lion in secret places.
Yahweh is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.
It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Yahweh.
Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the sky: They chased us on the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
As gangs of robbers wait to ambush a man, so the company of priests murder in the way toward Shechem, committing shameful crimes.
For they have prepared their heart like an oven, while they lie in wait. Their baker sleeps all the night. In the morning it burns as a flaming fire.
Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God.
The remnant of Jacob will be in the midst of many peoples, like dew from Yahweh, like showers on the grass, that don't wait for man, nor wait for the sons of men.
The godly man has perished out of the earth, and there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; every man hunts his brother with a net.
But as for me, I will look to Yahweh. 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 hurries toward the end, and won't prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come. It won't delay.
I heard, and my body trembled. My lips quivered at the voice. Rottenness enters 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 who invade us.
"Therefore wait for me," says Yahweh, "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 on them my indignation, even all my fierce anger, for all the earth will be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch him in something he might say, that they might accuse him.
Behold, I send forth the promise of my Father on you. But wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high."
Being assembled together with them, he commanded them, "Don't depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me.
except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions wait for me.
Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'
But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the barracks and told Paul.
Therefore don't yield to them, for more than forty men lie in wait for him, who have bound themselves under a curse neither to eat nor to drink until they have killed him. Now they are ready, looking for the promise from you."
When I was told that the Jews lay in wait for the man, I sent him to you immediately, charging his accusers also to bring their accusations against him before you. Farewell."
While the day was coming on, Paul begged them all to take some food, saying, "This day is the fourteenth day that you wait and continue fasting, having taken nothing.
But if we hope for that which we don't see, we wait for it with patience.
Don't you know that those who serve around sacred things eat from the things of the temple, and those who wait on the altar have their portion with the altar?