Isaiah 30:18
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New International Version
Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!

New Living Translation
So the LORD must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.

English Standard Version
Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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.

International Standard Version
"Nevertheless, the LORD will wait so he can be gracious to you; and thus he will rise up to show you mercy. For the LORD is a God of justice. How blessed are all those who wait for him."

NET Bible
For this reason the LORD is ready to show you mercy; he sits on his throne, ready to have compassion on you. Indeed, the LORD is a just God; all who wait for him in faith will be blessed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is waiting to be kind to you. He rises to have compassion on you. The LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all those who wait for him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you, And therefore will He be exalted, that He may have compassion upon you; For the LORD is a God of justice, Happy are all they that wait for Him.

New American Standard 1977
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.



Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of justice: blessed are all they that wait for him.

American King James Version
And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

American Standard Version
And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you; and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for Jehovah is a God of justice; blessed are all they that wait for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore the Lord waiteth that he may have mercy on you: and therefore shall he be exalted sparing you: because the Lord is the God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Darby Bible Translation
And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he lift himself up, that he may have mercy upon you; for Jehovah is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

English Revised Version
And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment; blessed are all they that wait for him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
And therefore doth wait Jehovah to favour you, And therefore He is exalted to pity you, For a God of judgment is Jehovah, O the blessedness of all waiting for Him.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
30:8-18 The Jews were the only professing people God then had in the world, yet many among them were rebellious. They had the light, but they loved darkness rather. The prophets checked them in their sinful pursuits, so that they could not proceed without fear; this they took amiss. But faithful ministers will not be driven from seeking to awaken sinners. God is the Holy One of Israel, and so they shall find him. They did not like to hear of his holy commandments and his hatred of sin; they desired that they might no more be reminded of these things. But as they despised the word of God, their sins undermined their safety. Their state would be dashed in pieces like a potter's vessel. Let us return from our evil ways, and settle in the way of duty; that is the way to be saved. Would we be strengthened, it must be in quietness and in confidence, keeping peace in our own minds, and relying upon God. They think themselves wiser than God; but the project by which they thought to save themselves was their ruin. Only here and there one shall escape, as a warning to others. If men will not repent, turn to God, and seek happiness in his favour and service, their desires will but hasten their ruin. Those who make God alone their confidence, will have comfort. God ever waits to be gracious to all that come to him by faith in Christ, and happy are those who wait for him.
Study Bible
God's Mercies
17One thousand will flee at the threat of one man; You will flee at the threat of five, Until you are left as a flag on a mountain top And as a signal on a hill. 18Therefore 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. 19O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.…
Cross References
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:15
Consider also that our Lord's patience brings salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom God gave him.

Isaiah 2:11
The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:17
The pride of man will be humbled And the loftiness of men will be abased; And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,

Isaiah 5:16
But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.

Isaiah 8:17
And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.

Isaiah 25:9
And it will be said in that day, "Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."

Isaiah 26:8
Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O LORD, We have waited for You eagerly; Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of our souls.

Isaiah 28:17
"I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the secret place.

Isaiah 33:2
O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You. Be their strength every morning, Our salvation also in the time of distress.
Treasury of Scripture

And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

therefore

Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, …

Exodus 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The …

Hosea 2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, …

Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where …

Romans 9:15-18 For he said to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, …

wait

Isaiah 18:4 For so the LORD said to me, I will take my rest, and I will consider …

Isaiah 57:17,18 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: …

Jeremiah 31:18-20 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, …

Hosea 6:1,2 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will …

Hosea 11:8,9 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? …

Jonah 3:4-10 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, …

Matthew 15:22-28 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried …

Luke 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great …

Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known…

2 Peter 3:9,15 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; …

will he be

Isaiah 33:10-12 Now will I rise, said the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I …

Psalm 46:10,11 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, …

Psalm 76:5-10 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none …

Luke 24:26,27 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory…

Acts 2:33-39 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received …

Acts 5:31 Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, …

Ephesians 1:6,20-23 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted …

for the Lord

Isaiah 33:5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwells on high: he has filled Zion with …

Isaiah 42:1-4 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; …

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: …

1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of …

Job 35:14 Although you say you shall not see him, yet judgment is before him; …

Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loves judgment; you do establish equity, …

Jeremiah 10:24,25 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in your anger, lest you …

Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, Wherein have …

Romans 2:2-10 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against …

Ephesians 1:8 Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

blessed

Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of …

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited …

Isaiah 26:7,8 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the …

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall …

Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when …

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your …

Psalm 28:6,7 Blessed be the LORD, because he has heard the voice of my supplications…

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him.

Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry…

Psalm 62:1,2,5-8 Truly my soul waits on God: from him comes my salvation…

Psalm 84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in you.

Proverbs 16:20 He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusts …

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Lamentations 3:25,26 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him…

Micah 7:7-9 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my …

Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; …

Romans 8:25-28 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it…

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. You have heard of the patience …

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