Isaiah 30:18
Good News Translation
And yet the LORD is waiting to be merciful to you. He is ready to take pity on you because he always does what is right. Happy are those who put their trust in the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD God is waiting to show how kind he is and to have pity on you. The LORD always does right; he blesses those who trust 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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

therefore

Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts: nor your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

Exodus 34:6 And when he passed before him, he said: O the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, patient and of much compassion, and true,

Hosea 2:14 Therefore, behold I will allure her, and will lead her into the wilderness: and I will speak to her heart.

Romans 5:20 Now the law entered in that sin might abound. And where sin abounded, grace did more abound.

Romans 9:15-18 For he saith to Moses: I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy. And I will shew mercy to whom I will shew mercy. . . .

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Isaiah 18:4 For thus saith the Lord to me: I will take my rest, and consider in my place, as the noon light is clear, and as a cloud of dew in the day of harvest.

Isaiah 57:17,18 For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry, and I struck him: I hid my face from thee, and was angry: and he went away wandering in his own heart. . . .

Jeremiah 31:18-20 Hearing I heard Ephraim when he went into captivity: thou hast chastised me, and I was instructed, as a young bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Convert me, and I shall be converted, for thou art the Lord my God. . . .

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place: until you are consumed, and seek my face.

Hosea 6:1,2 In their affliction they will rise early to me: Come, and let us return to the Lord. . . .

Hosea 11:8,9 How shall I deal with thee, O Ephraim, shall I protect thee, O Israel? how shall I make thee as Adama, shall I set thee as Seboim? my heart is turned within me, my repentance is stirred up. . . .

Jonah 3:4-10 And Jonah arose, and went to Ninive, according to the word of the Lord: now Ninive was a great city of three days' journey. . . .

Matthew 15:22-28 And behold a woman of Canaan who came out of those coasts, crying out, said to him: Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David: my daughter is grievously troubled by a devil. . . .

Luke 15:20 And rising up, he came to his father. And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion and running to him fell upon his neck and kissed him.

Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction,

2 Peter 3:9,15 The Lord delayeth not his promise, as some imagine, but dealeth patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance, . . .

will he be

Isaiah 33:10-12 Now will I rise up, saith the Lord: now will I be exalted, now will I lift up myself. . . .

Psalm 46:10,11 Be still and see that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth. . . .

Psalm 76:5-10 All the foolish of heart were troubled. They have slept their sleep; and all the men of riches have found nothing in their hands. . . .

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

Acts 2:33-39 Being exalted therefore by the right hand of God and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath poured forth this which you see and hear. . . .

Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand, to be Prince and Saviour. to give repentance to Israel and remission of sins.

Ephesians 1:6,20-23 Unto the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he hath graced us, in his beloved son. . . .

for the Lord

Isaiah 33:5 The Lord is magnified, for he hath dwelt on high: he hath filled Sion with judgment and justice.

Isaiah 42:1-4 Behold my servant, I will uphold him: my elect, my soul delighteth in him: I have given my spirit upon him, he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. . . .

Deuteronomy 32:4 The works of God are perfect, and all his ways are judgments: God is faithful and without any iniquity, he is just and right.

1 Samuel 2:3 Do not multiply to speak lofty things, boasting: let old matters depart from your mouth: for the Lord is a God of all knowledge, and to him are thoughts prepared.

Job 35:14 Yea, when thou shalt say: He considereth not: be judged before him, and expect him.

Psalm 99:4 And the king's honour loveth judgment. Thou hast prepared directions: thou hast done judgment and justice in Jacob.

Jeremiah 10:24,25 Correct me, O Lord, but yet with judgment: and not in thy fury, lest thou bring me to nothing. . . .

Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy. . . .

Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the Lord with your words, and you said: Wherein have we wearied him? In that you say: Every one that doth evil, is good in the sight of the Lord, and such please him: or surely where is the God of judgment?

Romans 2:2-10 For we know that the judgment of God is, according to truth, against them that do such things. . . .

Ephesians 1:8 Which hath superabounded in us, in all wisdom and prudence,

blessed

Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait for the Lord, who hath hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Isaiah 25:9 And they shall say in that day: Lo, this is our God, we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord, we have patiently waited for him, we shall rejoice and be joyful in his salvation.

Isaiah 26:7,8 The way of the just is right, the path of the just is right to walk in. . . .

Isaiah 40:31 But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall take wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Psalm 2:12 Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you perish from the just way. [13] When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all they that trust in him.

Psalm 27:14 Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

Psalm 28:6,7 Blessed be the Lord, for he hath heard the voice of my supplication. . . .

Psalm 34:8 O taste, and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the man that hopeth in him.

Psalm 40:1-3 Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive to me. . . .

Psalm 62:1,2,5-8 Unto the end, for Idithun, a psalm of David. [2] Shall not my soul be subject to God? for from him is my salvation. . . .

Psalm 84:12 He will not deprive of good things them that walk in innocence: O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Proverbs 16:20 The learned in word shall find good things: and he that trusteth in the Lord is blessed.

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed be the man that trusteth in the Lord, and the Lord shall be his confidence.

Lamentations 3:25,26 Teth. The Lord is good to them that hope in him, to the soul that seeketh him. . . .

Micah 7:7-9 But I will look towards the Lord, I will wait for God, my saviour: my God will hear me. . . .

Luke 2:25 And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon: and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel. And the Holy Ghost was in him.

Romans 8:25-28 But if we hope for that which we see not, we wait for it with patience. . . .

James 5:11 Behold, we account them blessed who have endured. You have heard of the patience of Job and you have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is merciful and compassionate.

Context
God's Mercies
18Therefore 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.19For the people of Sion shall dwell in Jerusalem: weeping thou shalt not weep, he will surely have pity on thee: at the voice of thy cry, as soon as he shall hear, he will answer thee.…
Cross References
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord delayeth not his promise, as some imagine, but dealeth patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance,

2 Peter 3:15
And account the longsuffering of our Lord, salvation: as also our most dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, hath written to you:

Isaiah 2:11
The lofty eyes of man are humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be made to stoop: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:17
And the loftiness of men shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 5:16
And the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and the holy God shall be sanctified in justice.

Isaiah 8:17
And I will wait for the Lord, who hath hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Isaiah 25:9
And they shall say in that day: Lo, this is our God, we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord, we have patiently waited for him, we shall rejoice and be joyful in his salvation.

Isaiah 26:8
And in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, we have patiently waited for thee: thy name, and thy remembrance are the desire of the soul.

Isaiah 28:17
And I will set judgment in weight, and justice in measure: and hail shall overturn the hope of falsehood: and waters shall overflow its protection.

Isaiah 33:2
O Lord, have mercy on us: for we have waited for thee: be thou our arm in the morning, and our salvation in the time of trouble.

Isaiah 33:5
The Lord is magnified, for he hath dwelt on high: he hath filled Sion with judgment and justice.

Isaiah 42:14
I have always held my peace, I have kept silence, I have been patient, I will speak now as a woman in labour: I will destroy, and swallow up at once.

Isaiah 42:16
And I will lead the blind into the way which they know not: and in the paths which they were ignorant of I will make them walk: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight: these things have I done to them, and have not forsaken them.

Isaiah 48:9
For my name's sake I will remove my wrath far off: and for my praise I will bridle thee, lest thou shouldst perish.

Isaiah 61:8
For I am the Lord that love judgment, and hate robbery in a holocaust: and I will make their work in truth, and I will make a perpetual covenant with them.

Isaiah 64:4
From the beginning of the world they have not heard, nor perceived with the ears: the eye hath not seen, O God, besides thee, what things thou hast prepared for them that wait for thee.

Jeremiah 42:7
Now after ten days, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah.

Daniel 12:12
Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh unto a thousand three hundred thirty-five days.

Hosea 1:7
And I will have mercy on the house of Juda, and I will save them by the Lord, their God: and I will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, nor by horses, nor by horsemen.

Jonah 3:10
Who can tell if God will turn, and forgive: and will turn away from his fierce anger, and we shall not perish?

Additional Translations
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He rises to show you compassion, for the LORD is a just God. Blessed are all who wait for Him.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.

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.

And the Lord will again wait, that he may pity you, and will therefore be exalted that he may have mercy upon you: because the Lord your God is a judge: blessed are they that stay themselves upon him.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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