Psalm 27:14
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English Standard Version
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

King James Bible
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

American Standard Version
Wait for Jehovah: Be strong, and let thy heart take courage; Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

English Revised Version
Wait on the LORD: be strong, and let thine heart take courage; yea, wait thou on the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he will strengthen thy heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Vows of thanksgiving on the assumption of the answering of the prayer and the fulfilment of the thing supplicated, are very common at the close of Psalms. But in this Psalm the prayer is only just beginning at this stage. The transition is brought about by the preceding conception of the danger that threatens him from the side of his foes who are round about him. The reality, which, in the first part, is overcome and surmounted by his faith, makes itself consciously felt here. It is not to be rendered, as has been done by the Vulgate, Exaudi Domine vocem qua clamavi (rather, clamo) ad te (the introit of the Dominica exspectationis in the interval of preparation between Ascension and Pentecost). שׁמע has Dechמ, and accordingly קולי אקרא, voce mea (as in Psalm 3:5) clamo, is an adverbial clause equivalent to voce mea clamante me. In Psalm 27:8 לך cannot possibly be so rendered that ל is treated as Lamed auctoris (Dathe, Olshausen): Thine, saith my heart, is (the utterance:) seek ye may face. The declaration is opposed to this sense, thus artificially put upon it. לך אמר are undoubtedly to be construed together; and what the heart says to Jahve is not: Seek ye my face, but by reason of this, and as its echo (Calvin: velut Deo succinens): I will therefore seek Thy face. Just as in Job 42:3, a personal inference is drawn from a directly quoted saying of God. In the periodic style it would be necessary to transpose בּקּשׁוּ פּני thus: since Thou hast permitted and exhorted us, or in accordance with Thy persuasive invitation, that we should seek Thy face, I do seek Thy face (Hupfeld). There is no retrospective reference to any particular passage in the Tפra, such as Deuteronomy 4:29. The prayer is not based upon any single passage of Scripture, but upon God's commands and promises in general.

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Wait

Psalm 25:3,21 Yes, let none that wait on you be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause...

Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the LORD.

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

Psalm 62:1,5 Truly my soul waits on God: from him comes my salvation...

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

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

Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD...

Isaiah 28:8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

Isaiah 30:18 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...

Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it...

Luke 2:25,38 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout...

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

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Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the LORD.

Acts 28:15 And from there, when the brothers heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw...

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

2 Timothy 4:5-8 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry...

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Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary...

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;

Cross References
1 Samuel 30:6
And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.

Psalm 25:3
Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Psalm 31:24
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!

Psalm 37:34
Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.

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

Psalm 62:5
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

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