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
And now, O 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.

New King James Version
“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.

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

NASB 1995
"And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.

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

Amplified Bible
“And now, Lord, for what do I expectantly wait? My hope [my confident expectation] is in You.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And now, what have I expected? O Lord, my hope—it [is] of You.

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

New Heart English Bible
And now, LORD, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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. 7And now, O 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 secure. 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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

do I wait?
קִּוִּ֣יתִי (qiw·wî·ṯî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 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 8431: Expectation

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

You.
הִֽיא׃ (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are


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