Isaiah 8:17
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.

Berean Study Bible
I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust 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.

Christian Standard Bible
I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will wait for him.

Contemporary English Version
Meanwhile, I patiently trust the LORD, even though he is no longer pleased with Israel.

Good News Translation
The LORD has hidden himself from his people, but I trust him and place my hope in 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And one shall say, I will wait for God, who has turned away his face from the house of Jacob, and I will trust in 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 and seal the law among my disciples. 17I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob. I will put my trust in Him. 18Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me to be signs and symbols 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
On that day My anger will burn against them, and I will abandon them and hide My face from them, so that they will be consumed, and many troubles and afflictions will befall them. On that day they will say, 'Have not these disasters come upon us because our God is no longer with us?'

Job 13:24
Why do You hide Your face and consider me as 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 I put my hope.

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

Isaiah 25:9
And in that day it will be said, "Surely this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He has saved 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; therefore He rises to show you compassion, for the LORD is a just God. Blessed are all who wait for Him.

Isaiah 45:15
Truly You are a God who hides Himself, O God of Israel, the Savior.

Isaiah 54:8
In a surge of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you," says the LORD your Redeemer.

Jeremiah 33:5
Those who come to fight the Chaldeans will fill these houses with the corpses of their own men, whom I will strike down in My anger and in My wrath. I have hidden My face from this city because of all its wickedness.

Habakkuk 2:3
For the vision awaits an appointed time; it testifies of the end, and will not lie. Though it lingers, wait for it, since it will surely come and not delay.

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, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Isaiah 26:8
Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.

Isaiah 33:2
O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

hideth

Isaiah 54:8
In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

Isaiah 59:2
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Isaiah 64:7
And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.

I will look

Isaiah 50:10
Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.

Luke 2:38
And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

Hebrews 9:28
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.







Lexicon
I will wait
וְחִכִּ֙יתִי֙ (wə·ḥik·kî·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2442: To adhere to, to await

for the LORD,
לַיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

who is hiding
הַמַּסְתִּ֥יר (ham·mas·tîr)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5641: To hide, conceal

His face
פָּנָ֖יו (pā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

from the house
מִבֵּ֣ית (mib·bêṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of Jacob.
יַעֲקֹ֑ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

I will put my trust
וְקִוֵּ֖יתִֽי־ (wə·qiw·wê·ṯî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6960: To bind together, collect, to expect

in Him.
לֽוֹ׃ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(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. 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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