Psalm 39:7
New International Version
"But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.

New Living Translation
And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.

English Standard Version
“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.

Berean Study Bible
Now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.

New American Standard Bible
"And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.

King James Bible
And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

Christian Standard Bible
"Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.

Contemporary English Version
"What am I waiting for? I depend on you, Lord!

Good News Translation
What, then, can I hope for, Lord? I put my hope in you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.

International Standard Version
How long, LORD, will I wait expectantly? I have placed my hope in you.

NET Bible
But now, O Lord, upon what am I relying? You are my only hope!

New Heart English Bible
Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, what is my hope, if not you alone, Lord Jehovah?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
And now, Lord, what am I waiting for? My hope is in you!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope, it is in Thee.

New American Standard 1977
“And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in Thee.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And now, Lord, what shall I wait for? My hope is in thee.

King James 2000 Bible
And now, Lord, what do I wait for? my hope is in you.

American King James Version
And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in you.

American Standard Version
And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now what is my expectation? is it not the Lord? and my ground of hope is with thee. Pause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And now what is my hope? is it not the Lord? and my substance is with thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, what wait I for, Lord? my hope is in thee.

English Revised Version
And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

World English Bible
Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.

Young's Literal Translation
And, now, what have I expected? O Lord, my hope -- it is of Thee.
Study Bible
I Will Watch My Ways
6Surely every man goes about like a phantom; surely he bustles in vain; he heaps up riches not knowing who will haul them away. 7Now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You. 8Deliver me from all my transgressions; do not make me the reproach of fools.…
Cross References
Hebrews 6:19
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and steadfast. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

Psalm 38:15
I wait for you, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God.

Psalm 71:5
For You are my hope, O Lord GOD, my confidence from my youth.

Treasury of Scripture

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in you.

what wait

Psalm 130:5,6
I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope…

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

Luke 2:25
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

hope

Psalm 38:15
For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

Psalm 119:81,166
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word…

Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.







Lexicon
Now,
וְעַתָּ֣ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

Lord,
אֲדֹנָ֑י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

for what
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

do I wait?
קִּוִּ֣יתִי (qiw·wî·ṯî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6960: To bind together, collect, to expect

My hope is
תּ֝וֹחַלְתִּ֗י (tō·w·ḥal·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8431: Expectation

in
לְךָ֣ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

You.
הִֽיא׃ (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are
(7) And now, Lord . . .--"If such is man's condition, what," says the psalmist, "is my expectation?" We seem to hear the deep sigh with which the words are uttered; and we must remember that the poet can turn for comfort to no hope of immortality. That had not yet dawned. The thought of God's mercy, and the hope of his own moral deliverance, these form the ground of his noble elevation above the oppressive sense of human frailty. The LXX. and Vulg. give it very expressively:--

"And now what is my expectation? Is it not the Lord?

And my substance is with thee."

Verse 7. - And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee. And now - under these circumstances - human life being what it is, and all men nothing but vanity, what is my hope? what is my expectation? what am I waiting for? A cry, as it would seem, of utter despair. But when the night is darkest, day dawns. "Out of the depths" comes forth the voice of faith - "My hope is in THEE!" There is always hope in God When our father and mother forsake us, the Lord taketh us up. He will not leave us nor forsake us. So the psalmist ends his complaint by throwing himself into the arms of the Divine mercy, and unreservedly submitting himself to God's will. 39:7-13 There is no solid satisfaction to be had in the creature; but it is to be found in the Lord, and in communion with him; to him we should be driven by our disappointments. If the world be nothing but vanity, may God deliver us from having or seeking our portion in it. When creature-confidences fail, it is our comfort that we have a God to go to, a God to trust in. We may see a good God doing all, and ordering all events concerning us; and a good man, for that reason, says nothing against it. He desires the pardoning of his sin, and the preventing of his shame. We must both watch and pray against sin. When under the correcting hand of the Lord, we must look to God himself for relief, not to any other. Our ways and our doings bring us into trouble, and we are beaten with a rod of our own making. What a poor thing is beauty! and what fools are those that are proud of it, when it will certainly, and may quickly, be consumed! The body of man is as a garment to the soul. In this garment sin has lodged a moth, which wears away, first the beauty, then the strength, and finally the substance of its parts. Whoever has watched the progress of a lingering distemper, or the work of time alone, in the human frame, will feel at once the force of this comparison, and that, surely every man is vanity. Afflictions are sent to stir up prayer. If they have that effect, we may hope that God will hear our prayer. The believer expects weariness and ill treatment on his way to heaven; but he shall not stay here long : walking with God by faith, he goes forward on his journey, not diverted from his course, nor cast down by the difficulties he meets. How blessed it is to sit loose from things here below, that while going home to our Father's house, we may use the world as not abusing it! May we always look for that city, whose Builder and Maker is God.
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