'Waiting' in the Bible
When they left Pharaoh, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who stood waiting to meet them.
When the king of Ai saw the Israelites, the men of the city hurried and went out early in the morning so that he and all his people could engage Israel in battle at a suitable place facing the Arabah. But he did not know there was an ambush waiting for him behind the city.
When the Gazites heard that Samson was there, they surrounded the place and waited in ambush for him all that night at the city gate. While they were waiting quietly, they said, “Let us wait until dawn; then we will kill him.”
While the men in ambush were waiting in her room, she called out to him, “Samson, the Philistines are here!” But he snapped the bowstrings as a strand of yarn snaps when it touches fire. The secret of his strength remained unknown.
Delilah took new ropes, tied him up with them, and shouted, “Samson, the Philistines are here!” But while the men in ambush were waiting in her room, he snapped the ropes off his arms like a thread.
Men listened to me with expectation,waiting silently for my advice.
how much less when you complainthat you do not see Him,that your case is before Himand you are waiting for Him.
Anyone who listens to me is happy,watching at my doors every day,waiting by the posts of my doorway.
Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy,and is rising up to show you compassion,for the Lord is a just God.All who wait patiently for Him are happy.
Look to the barren heights and see.Where have you not been immoral?You sat waiting for them beside the highwayslike a nomad in the desert.You have defiled the landwith your prostitution and wickedness.
?DaletHe is a bear waiting in ambush,a lion in hiding.
Beauty is stripped,she is carried away;her ladies-in-waiting moanlike the sound of doves,and beat their breasts.
Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah, amazed that he stayed so long in the sanctuary.
Now the people were waiting expectantly, and all of them were debating in their minds whether John might be the Messiah.
You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.
Within these lay a large number of the sick—blind, lame, and paralyzed [—waiting for the moving of the water,
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was troubled within him when he saw that the city was full of idols.
except that in town after town the Holy Spirit testifies to me that chains and afflictions are waiting for me.
Don’t let them persuade you, because there are more than 40 of them arranging to ambush him, men who have bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they kill him. Now they are ready, waiting for a commitment from you.”
When it was about daylight, Paul urged them all to take food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day that you have been waiting and going without food, having eaten nothing.
And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the firstfruits—we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
And so, after waiting patiently, Abraham obtained the promise.
so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.