New International Version
I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
King James Bible
I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Darby Bible Translation
I wait for Jehovah; my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
World English Bible
I wait for Yahweh. My soul waits. I hope in his word.
Young's Literal Translation
I hoped for Jehovah -- hoped hath my soul, And for His word I have waited.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I wait for the Lord - The word קוה kavah, which we translate to wait, properly signifies the extension of a cord from one point to another. This is a fine metaphor: God is one point, the human heart is the other; and the extended cord between both is the earnest believing desire of the soul. This desire, strongly extended from the heart to God, in every mean of grace, and when there is none, is the active, energetic waiting which God requires, and which will be successful.
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"With the Lord there is mercy." --PSALM cxxx. That is the ultimate spring. All the pilgrims of the night may meet at that fountain. We have no other common meeting-place. If we make any other appointment we shall lose one another on the way. But we can meet one another at the fountain, men of all colours, and of all denominations, and of all creeds. "By Thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord!" "There is forgiveness with Thee." That is the quickening river. Sin and guilt scorch the fair garden of …
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My Savior, on the Word of Truth
Israel's Hope Encouraged;
Out of the Deep of Sin.
In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David. Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.
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