'Waiting' in the Bible
When he held out his hand, the men waiting in ambush rose up quickly from their place and attacked. They entered the city, captured it, and immediately set it on fire.
The Gazites were told, "Samson has come here!" So they surrounded the town and hid all night at the city gate, waiting for him to leave. They relaxed all night, thinking, "He will not leave until morning comes; then we will kill him!"
Look, my father, and see the edge of your robe in my hand! When I cut off the edge of your robe, I didn't kill you. So realize and understand that I am not planning evil or rebellion. Even though I have not sinned against you, you are waiting in ambush to take my life.
Look, I will be waiting at the fords of the desert until word from you reaches me."
The prophet then went and stood by the road, waiting for the king. He also disguised himself by putting a bandage down over his eyes.
Now four men with a skin disease were sitting at the entrance of the city gate. They said to one another, "Why are we just sitting here waiting to die?
How much less, then, when you say that you do not perceive him, that the case is before him and you are waiting for him!
He lies in ambush in a hidden place, like a lion in a thicket; he lies in ambush, waiting to catch the oppressed; he catches the oppressed by pulling in his net.
For my enemies talk about me; those waiting for a chance to kill me plot my demise.
Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching at my doors day by day, waiting beside my doorway.
But you must return to your God, by maintaining love and justice, and by waiting for your God to return to you.
Now the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they began to wonder why he was delayed in the holy place.
At that moment, she came up to them and began to give thanks to God and to speak about the child to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, because they were all waiting for him.
be like people waiting for their master to come back from the wedding celebration, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.
The following day he entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting anxiously for them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was greatly upset because he saw the city was full of idols.
These had gone on ahead and were waiting for us in Troas.
except that the Holy Spirit warns me in town after town that imprisonment and persecutions are waiting for me.
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized, and have your sins washed away, calling on his name.'
So do not let them persuade you to do this, because more than forty of them are lying in ambush for him. They have bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink anything until they have killed him, and now they are ready, waiting for you to agree to their request."
where he is now waiting until his enemies are made a footstool for his feet.
while waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God? Because of this day, the heavens will be burned up and dissolve, and the celestial bodies will melt away in a blaze!
But, according to his promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness truly resides.
Therefore, dear friends, since you are waiting for these things, strive to be found at peace, without spot or blemish, when you come into his presence.