New American Standard Bible
Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Wait for Jehovah; be strong and let thy heart take courage: yea, wait for Jehovah.
World English Bible
Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh. By David.
Young's Literal Translation
Look unto Jehovah -- be strong, And He doth strengthen thy heart, Yea, look unto Jehovah!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wait on the Lord - This is the sum of all the instruction in the psalm; the main lesson which the psalm is designed to convey. The object is to induce others, from the experience of the psalmist, to trust in the Lord; to rely upon Him; to come to Him in trouble and danger; to wait for His interposition when all other resources fail. Compare Psalm 25:3.
Be of good courage - The Hebrew word here means, "be strong." That is, do not faint. Do not be dismayed. Still hope and trust in the Lord.
He shall strengthen thine heart - He will strengthen "thee." He will enable you to perform your duties, and to triumph over your enemies. See the notes at Isaiah 40:31.
Wait, I say, on the Lord - Repeating an idea with which the heart was full; a lesson resulting from his own rich experience. He dwells upon it as a lesson which he would fix deeply in the mind, that in all times of danger and difficulty, instead of despondency, instead of sinking down in despair, instead of giving up all effort, we should go forward in the discharge of duty, putting our trust solely in the Lord.
Library'Seek Ye' --'I Will Seek'
'When Thou saidst, Seek ye my face; My heart said unto Thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. 9. Hide not Thy face far from me.' --PSALM xxvii. 8, 9. We have here a report of a brief dialogue between God and a devout soul. The Psalmist tells us of God's invitation and of his acceptance, and on both he builds the prayer that the face which he had been bidden to seek, and had sought, may not be hid from him. The correspondence between what God said to him and what he said to God is even more emphatically …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Prayer in the Unconverted.
Out of the Deep of Fear and Anxiety.
The Acceptable Sacrifice;
1 Samuel 30:6
Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.
Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.
Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.
Wait for the LORD and keep His way, And He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.
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