Isaiah 8:17
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New International Version
I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the descendants of Jacob. I will put my trust in him.

New Living Translation
I will wait for the LORD, who has turned away from the descendants of Jacob. I will put my hope in him.

English Standard Version
I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.

New American Standard Bible
And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.

King James Bible
And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob. I will wait for Him.

International Standard Version
I'll wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I'll put my trust in him.

NET Bible
I will wait patiently for the LORD, who has rejected the family of Jacob; I will wait for him.

New Heart English Bible
I will wait for the LORD, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will trust in him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will wait for the LORD, who hides his face from the descendants of Jacob. I will hope in him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will wait for the LORD, that hideth His face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for Him.

New American Standard 1977
And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will wait for the LORD, who hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will wait upon the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.

American King James Version
And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

American Standard Version
And I will wait for Jehovah, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will wait for the Lord, who hath hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will wait for Jehovah, who hideth his face from the house of Jacob; and I will look for him.

English Revised Version
And I will wait for the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

World English Bible
I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have waited for Jehovah, Who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob, And I have looked for Him.
Study Bible
A Call to Fear God
16Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. 17And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him. 18Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.…
Cross References
Luke 24:27
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was written in all the Scriptures about Himself.

Hebrews 2:13
And again: "I will put My trust in Him." And once again: "Here am I, and the children God has given Me."

Deuteronomy 31:17
"Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will come upon them; so that they will say in that day, 'Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have come upon us?'

Job 13:24
"Why do You hide Your face And consider me Your enemy?

Psalm 33:20
Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.

Isaiah 1:15
"So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.

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 30:18
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.

Isaiah 45:15
Truly, You are a God who hides Himself, O God of Israel, Savior!
Treasury of Scripture

And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

I will

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

Isaiah 26:8 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; …

Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for you: be you their arm …

Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived …

Genesis 49:18 I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.

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

Psalm 33:20 Our soul waits for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt you to inherit …

Psalm 39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in you.

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

Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope.

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

Hosea 12:6 Therefore turn you to your God: keep mercy and judgment and wait …

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

Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall …

1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, …

2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the …

Hebrews 10:36-39 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will …

hideth

Isaiah 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting …

Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and …

Isaiah 64:7 And there is none that calls on your name, that stirs up himself …

Deuteronomy 31:17,18 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will …

Deuteronomy 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their …

Ezekiel 39:23,24 And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity …

Micah 3:4 Then shall they cry to the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will …

I will look

Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his …

Luke 2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise to the Lord, …

Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many…

(17) And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face . . .--The words come in somewhat abruptly, but not to the extent that justifies the assumption of some critics that a verse has been lost. The prophet enforces precept by example. He has learnt to conquer the feverish desire to know the future, which led men to trust in soothsayers and diviners, and from which even his own disciples were not altogether exempt. He is content to "wait," even though Jehovah "hide His face," though predictions seem to fail (see Note on Isaiah 8:1), and all seems dark and hopeless. There is, perhaps, a contrast between the fact that Jehovah hides His face from the house of Jacob, that all is dark for the nation's life as such, while yet the prophet, in his own individuality, can "look for Him" with the eye of faith.

Verses 17, 18. - ISAIAH DEFINES HIS OWN ATTITUDE AND THAT OF HIS CHILDREN. It is questioned whether something has not fallen out between vers. 16 and 17. The transition is exceedingly abrupt, undoubtedly; but perhaps not more abrupt than elsewhere in Isaiah and the prophets contemporary with him. The Divine "instruction" comes to an end in ver. 16; and Isaiah might have been expected to comment on it, or enforce its teaching; but he does neither. He simply states what his own attitude will be under the coming calamity (ver. 8). He will "wait for the Lord and look to him" (ver. 17), and consider himself and his children as doing a work for God in being "signs" (ver. 18) - signs to which the rest of Israel may look, and from which they may derive sufficient hope and confidence to carry them through the dark time which is approaching. Verse 17. - I will wait upon the Lord; rather, I will wait for the Lord; i.e. "await the time of his relenting" (see Isaiah 30:18; Isaiah 64:4, etc.). That hideth his face from the house of Jacob (compare the threats in Deuteronomy 31:17; Deuteronomy 32:20). The light of God's countenance is to the spiritual what that of the sun is to the material world. All life, health, joy, happiness, proceed from it. This light was now to be withdrawn for a time on account of the people's sins. But Isaiah would "wait" for its reappearance. And I will wait upon the Lord,.... Or "for the Lord" (x); for the coming of Christ, the Immanuel, who would be a sanctuary to some, and a stone of stumbling to others, and whose doctrine in the meanwhile would be bound up and sealed; faith in, and expectation of the Messiah's coming, are often signified by waiting for him, Isaiah 25:9,

that hideth his face from the house of Jacob; to whom the promise of him was made, from whom he should descend, to whom he should be sent, and whom he would redeem. This is not to be understood of his deserting of his people, and withdrawing his gracious presence from them, to show his displeasure at them, and resentment of their conduct, which is sometimes the sense of this phrase; but as descriptive of Christ before his assumption of human nature, when he was "Deus absconditus", the hidden God, as some render the words in Isaiah 45:15 until he was manifest in the flesh; and which is therefore called his "appearing", 2 Timothy 1:10,

and I will look for him; the prophet here speaks in his own person, and in the person of the church who in that, and in succeeding ages, as well as before, were looking by faith for the coming of Christ, and redemption by him, Luke 2:38 though some understand this of Christ, expressing his satisfaction in the few disciples he had among the Jews, and determining to wait for the accomplishment of divine promises hereafter, when he should have a larger number; the Lord for the present hiding his face from the Jewish nation, and giving them to a spirit of judicial blindness; which sense well agrees with what goes before, and follows after.

(x) "praestolabor Dominum", Montanus; "expectabo Dominum", V. L. 17. I—Whatever the rest of the nation may do, I will look to Jehovah alone.

that hideth … face—though He seems now to withdraw His countenance from Judah (the then representative of "the house of Jacob"). Let us wait and trust in, though we cannot see, Him (Isa 50:10; 54:8; Hab 2:3; Lu 2:25, 38).8:17-22 The prophet foresaw that the Lord would hide his face; but he would look for his return in favour to them again. Though not miraculous signs, the children's names were memorials from God, suited to excite attention. The unbelieving Jews were prone to seek counsel in difficulties, from diviners of different descriptions, whose foolish and sinful ceremonies are alluded to. Would we know how we may seek to our God, and come to the knowledge of his mind? To the law and to the testimony; for there you will see what is good, and what the Lord requires. We must speak of the things of God in the words which the Holy Ghost teaches, and be ruled by them. To those that seek to familiar spirits, and regard not God's law and testimony, there shall be horror and misery. Those that go away from God, go out of the way of all good; for fretfulness is a sin that is its own punishment. They shall despair, and see no way of relief, when they curse God. And their fears will represent every thing as frightful. Those that shut their eyes against the light of God's word, will justly be left to darkness. All the miseries that ever were felt or witnessed on earth, are as nothing, compared with what will overwhelm those who leave the words of Christ, to follow delusions.
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