Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. i.) To watch; to observe; to take notice.
2. (v. i.) To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.
3. (v. t.) To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await; as, to wait orders.
4. (v. t.) To attend as a consequence; to follow upon; to accompany; to await.
5. (v. t.) To attend on; to accompany; especially, to attend with ceremony or respect.
6. (v. t.) To cause to wait; to defer; to postpone; -- said of a meal; as, to wait dinner.
7. (n.) The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.
8. (v. i.) Ambush.
9. (n.) One who watches; a watchman.
10. (v. i.) Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in the singular.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaWAIT
Greek4037. perimeno -- to wait for
... to wait for. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: perimeno Phonetic Spelling:
(per-ee-men'-o) Short Definition: I wait for Definition: I wait for, await. ...
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1748. enedreuo -- to lie in wait for, to plot
4332. prosedreuo -- wait on, serve
1455. egkathetos -- hired to lie in wait, lying in wait
1749. enedron -- lying in wait.
1747. enedra -- a lying in wait, an ambush
4357. prosmeno -- to wait longer
1551. ekdechomai -- to take or receive, by impl. to await, expect
553. apekdechomai -- to await eagerly
362. anameno -- to await
Strong's Hebrew693. arab -- to lie in wait
... 692, 693. arab. 694 . to lie in wait. Transliteration: arab Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-rab') Short Definition: ambush. Word Origin a prim. ...
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3176. yachal -- to wait, await
2442. chakah -- to wait, await
6660. tsediyyah -- a lying-in-wait
6960a. qavah -- to wait for
695. ereb -- a lying in wait, a covert, lair
6658a. tsadah -- to lie in wait
6960. qavah -- to wait for
6658. tsadah -- to lie in wait
7663b. sabar -- to wait, hope
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ThesaurusWait (223 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To stay for; to rest or remain stationary in expectation of; to await;
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Liers-in-wait (10 Occurrences)
Lier-in-wait (2 Occurrences)
Lying-in-wait (1 Occurrence)
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Bible ConcordanceWait (223 Occurrences)
Matthew 8:15 He touched her hand and the fever left her: and then she rose and waited upon Him.
Matthew 11:3 To say to him, Are you he who is to come, or are we waiting for another?
Matthew 26:38 and He said to them, "My soul is crushed with anguish to the very point of death; wait here, and keep awake with me."
Matthew 27:49 The rest said, "Let him be. Let's see whether Elijah comes to save him."
Mark 1:31 So He went to her, and taking her hand He raised her to her feet: the fever left her, and she began to wait upon them.
Mark 3:9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
Mark 10:45 For the Son of Man also did not come to be waited upon, but to wait on others, and to give His life as the redemption-price for a multitude of people."
Mark 14:34 and He said to them, "My heart is oppressed with anguish to the very point of death: wait here and keep awake."
Mark 15:36 Then a man ran to fill a sponge with sour wine, and he put it on the end of a cane and placed it to His lips, saying at the same time, "Wait! let us see whether Elijah will come and take him down."
Luke 4:39 Then standing over her He rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she at once rose and waited on them.
Luke 7:19 Then John sent two of his disciples to the Lord, saying, Are you he who is to come, or are we waiting for another?
Luke 7:20 And when the men came to him they said, John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, Are you he who is to come, or are we waiting for another?
Luke 11:54 lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch him in something he might say, that they might accuse him.
Luke 12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
Luke 12:37 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.
Luke 17:8 and will not rather say to him, 'Get my dinner ready, make yourself tidy, and wait upon me till I have finished my dinner, and then you shall have yours'?
Luke 20:20 And, having watched 'him', they sent forth liers in wait, feigning themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his word, to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor,
Luke 24:49 Behold, I send forth the promise of my Father on you. But wait in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high."
John 18:16 but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought in Peter.
Acts 1:4 Being assembled together with them, he commanded them, "Don't depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me.
Acts 6:2 The twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, "It is not appropriate for us to forsake the word of God and serve tables.
Acts 9:24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.
Acts 20:3 And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia.
Acts 20:19 Serving the LORD with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:
Acts 20:23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions wait for me.
Acts 22:16 Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'
Acts 23:16 But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the barracks and told Paul.
Acts 23:21 Therefore don't yield to them, for more than forty men lie in wait for him, who have bound themselves under a curse neither to eat nor to drink until they have killed him. Now they are ready, looking for the promise from you."
Acts 24:15 having hope toward God, which they themselves also wait for, 'that' there is about to be a rising again of the dead, both of righteous and unrighteous;
Acts 25:3 And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.
Romans 8:23 Not only so, but ourselves also, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for adoption, the redemption of our body.
Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that which we don't see, we wait for it with patience.
Romans 12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
1 Corinthians 1:7 so that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ;
1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore form no premature judgements, but wait until the Lord returns. He will both bring to light the secrets of darkness and will openly disclose the motives that have been in people's hearts; and then the praise which each man deserves will come to him from God.
1 Corinthians 7:35 Thus much I say in your own interest; not to lay a trap for you, but to help towards what is becoming, and enable you to wait on the Lord without distraction.
1 Corinthians 9:13 Don't you know that those who serve around sacred things eat from the things of the temple, and those who wait on the altar have their portion with the altar?
1 Corinthians 11:33 Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait one for another.
Galatians 5:5 For we, through the Spirit, by faith wait for the hope of righteousness.
Philippians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
1 Thessalonians 1:10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead-Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come.
1 Timothy 3:15 but if I wait long, that you may know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the assembly of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. Paul's Letter to Titus
Hebrews 9:28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, without sin, to those who are eagerly waiting for him for salvation.
Hebrews 10:13 from that time waiting until his enemies are made the footstool of his feet.
Hebrews 10:37 "In a very little while, he who comes will come, and will not wait.
1 Peter 3:20 who before were disobedient, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ship was being built. In it, few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.
2 Peter 3:13 But, according to his promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.
2 Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, as ye wait for these things, be diligent to be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless;
Jude 1:21 must keep yourselves safe in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ which will result in the Life of the Ages.
Revelation 6:11 And there was given to each of them a long white robe, and they were bidden to wait patiently for a short time longer, until the full number of their fellow bondservants should also complete--namely of their brethren who were soon to be killed just as they had been.
Genesis 34:19 The young man didn't wait to do this thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he was honored above all the house of his father.
Genesis 45:9 Hurry, and go up to my father, and tell him,'This is what your son Joseph says, "God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me. Don't wait.
Genesis 49:18 I have waited for your salvation, Yahweh.
Exodus 7:15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning; when he goes out to the water, you will be waiting for him by the edge of the Nile, with the rod which was turned into a snake in your hand;
Exodus 8:20 Yahweh said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; behold, he comes forth to the water; and tell him,'This is what Yahweh says, "Let my people go, that they may serve me.
Exodus 12:39 They baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt; for it wasn't leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, and couldn't wait, neither had they prepared for themselves any food.
Exodus 21:13 And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.
Exodus 24:12 Yahweh said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain, and stay here, and I will give you the tables of stone with the law and the commands that I have written, that you may teach them."
Exodus 24:14 He said to the elders, "Wait here for us, until we come again to you. Behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever is involved in a dispute can go to them."
Leviticus 12:5 But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her period; and she shall continue in the blood of purification sixty-six days.
Numbers 3:10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Numbers 4:23 you shall count them from thirty years old and upward until fifty years old; all who enter in to wait on the service, to do the work in the Tent of Meeting.
Numbers 8:24 "This is that which belongs to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall go in to wait on the service in the work of the Tent of Meeting;
Numbers 9:8 Moses answered them, "Wait, that I may hear what Yahweh will command concerning you."
Numbers 22:19 Now therefore, please wait also here this night, that I may know what Yahweh will speak to me more."
Numbers 35:20 If he thrust him of hatred, or hurled at him, lying in wait, so that he died,
Numbers 35:22 "'But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or hurled on him anything without lying in wait,
Deuteronomy 19:11 But if any man hates his neighbor, and lies in wait for him, and rises up against him, and strikes him mortally so that he dies, and he flees into one of these cities;
Joshua 8:4 And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:
Joshua 8:9 Joshua sent them out; and they went to set up the ambush, and stayed between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai; but Joshua stayed among the people that night.
Joshua 8:13 And when they had set the people, even all the host that was on the north of the city, and their liers in wait on the west of the city, Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
Joshua 18:3 Joshua said to the children of Israel, "How long will you neglect to go in to possess the land, which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has given you?
Judges 5:28 "Through the window she looked out, and cried: Sisera's mother looked through the lattice.'Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why do the wheels of his chariots wait?'
Judges 6:18 Please don't go away, until I come to you, and bring out my present, and lay it before you." He said, "I will wait until you come back."
Judges 9:25 And the men of Shechem set liers in wait for him in the top of the mountains, and they robbed all that came along that way by them: and it was told Abimelech.
Judges 9:32 Now therefore, go up by night, you and the people who are with you, and lie in wait in the field:
Judges 9:34 Abimelech rose up, and all the people who were with him, by night, and they laid wait against Shechem in four companies.
Judges 9:35 And Gaal the son of Ebed went out, and stood in the entering of the gate of the city: and Abimelech rose up, and the people that were with him, from lying in wait.
Judges 9:43 He took the people, and divided them into three companies, and laid wait in the field; and he looked, and behold, the people came forth out of the city; He rose up against them, and struck them.
Judges 16:2 It was told the Gazites, saying, "Samson is here!" They surrounded him, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, Let be until morning light, then we will kill him.
Judges 16:9 Now she had an ambush waiting in the inner chamber. She said to him, "The Philistines are on you, Samson!" He broke the cords, as a string of tow is broken when it touches the fire. So his strength was not known.
Judges 16:12 So Delilah took new ropes, and bound him therewith, and said to him, "The Philistines are on you, Samson!" The ambush was waiting in the inner chamber. He broke them off his arms like a thread.
Judges 19:8 He arose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart; and the young lady's father said, "Please strengthen your heart and stay until the day declines;" and they both ate.
Judges 20:29 And Israel set liers in wait round about Gibeah.
Judges 20:33 And all the men of Israel rose up out of their place, and put themselves in array at Baaltamar: and the liers in wait of Israel came forth out of their places, even out of the meadows of Gibeah.
Judges 20:36 So the children of Benjamin saw that they were smitten: for the men of Israel gave place to the Benjamites, because they trusted unto the liers in wait which they had set beside Gibeah.
Judges 20:37 And the liers in wait hasted, and rushed upon Gibeah; and the liers in wait drew themselves along, and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.
Judges 20:38 Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the liers in wait, that they should make a great flame with smoke rise up out of the city.
Judges 21:20 They commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, "Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,
Ruth 1:13 would you therefore wait until they were grown? Would you therefore stay from having husbands? No, my daughters, for it grieves me much for your sakes, for the hand of Yahweh is gone forth against me."
Ruth 3:18 Then she said, "Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will fall; for the man will not rest, until he has finished the thing this day."
1 Samuel 1:22 But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, I will wait until the child is weaned; then will I bring him, that he may appear before Jehovah, and there abide for ever.
1 Samuel 1:23 Elkanah her husband said to her, "Do what seems good to you. Wait until you have weaned him; only may Yahweh establish his word." So the woman waited and nursed her son, until she weaned him.
1 Samuel 10:8 "You shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: you shall wait seven days, until I come to you, and show you what you shall do."
1 Samuel 14:9 If they say thus to us,'Wait until we come to you!' then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up to them.
1 Samuel 15:2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.
1 Samuel 15:5 Saul came to the city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.
1 Samuel 15:16 Then Samuel said to Saul, "Stay, and I will tell you what Yahweh has said to me last night." He said to him, "Say on."
1 Samuel 20:19 And on the third day it will be specially noted, and you will go to the place where you took cover when the other business was in hand, waiting by the hill over there.
1 Samuel 22:8 that all of you have conspired against me, and there is none who discloses to me when my son makes a league with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you who is sorry for me, or discloses to me that my son has stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?"