'Waits' in the Bible
Saul said to him, "Why have you conspired against me, you and this son of Jesse? You gave him bread and a sword and inquired of God on his behalf, so that he opposes me and waits in ambush, as is the case today!"
Like a slave he longs for shade;like a hired man he waits for his pay.
A rope lies hidden for him on the ground,and a snare waits for him along the path.
Total darkness waits to receive his treasures; a fire which has not been kindled will consume him and devour what is left in his tent.
“The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight,Saying, ‘No eye will see me.’And he disguises his face.
They waited for me as one waits for rain, as one opens his mouth to drink in a spring rain shower.
He waits in ambush near the villages;he kills the innocent in secret places.His eyes are on the lookout for the helpless;
No one who waits for Youwill be disgraced;those who act treacherously without causewill be disgraced.
Our soul waits for the Lord;He is our help and our shield.
For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.My soul waits in silence for God only;From Him is my salvation.
Praise waits for you, God, in Zion. To you shall vows be performed.
"Kings of armies flee! They flee!" She who waits at home divides the spoil,
His heart is upheld, he will not fearWhile he looks [with satisfaction] on his adversaries.
I wait for the LORD; my soul waits, and I will hope in his word.
My soul waits for the LordMore than the watchmen for the morning;Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.
He who forgives an affront fosters love, but he who waits on a matter will alienate a friend.
She lurks and lies in wait like a robber [who waits for prey],And she increases the faithless among men.
A stingy man hurries after riches, and doesn't know that poverty waits for him.
Many seek the ruler’s favor,But justice for man comes from the Lord.
He who watches the wind [waiting for all conditions to be perfect] will not sow [seed], and he who looks at the clouds will not reap [a harvest].
Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you,And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.For the Lord is a God of justice;How blessed are all those who long for Him.
From ancient times no one has heard,no one has listened,no eye has seen any God except You,who acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him.
“Lift up your eyes to the barren heights and see;Where have you not been violated?You sat by the road waiting [eagerly] for them [those man-made gods]Like an Arab [tribesman who waits to attack] in the desert,And you have desecrated the landWith your [vile] prostitution and your wickedness (disobedience to God).
“Their tongue is a murderous arrow;It speaks deceit;With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor,But in his heart he lays traps and waits in ambush for him.
It is good that he waits silentlyFor the salvation of the Lord.
The one who waits for and reaches 1,335 days is blessed.
For the inhabitant of Maroth (Bitterness)Writhes in pain [at its losses] and waits anxiously for good,Because a catastrophe has come down from the LordTo the gate of Jerusalem.
Blessed are those servants, whom their Master when He comes shall find on the watch. I tell you in solemn truth, that He will tie an apron round Him, and will bid them recline at table while He comes and waits on them.
For which is the greater--he who sits at table, or he who waits on him? Is it not he who sits at table? But my position among you is that of one who waits on others.
For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed.
Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.