5977 waiting

5977 waiting

Being in readiness for service or for some future appointment or event. Wild animals and the wicked lie in wait to ambush the unsuspecting; servants wait on their masters; believers and the whole creation wait for their renewal by God. God, too, waits for sinners to repent.

Waiting for future events

Waiting to see what happens Ru 3:18; Jnh 4:5; Ac 28:6

Waiting for a period of time Ge 8:10-12; Lev 12:4-5; Eze 44:26

Waiting for people

Waiting to meet others Ex 5:20; Ex 7:15; 2Sa 16:1; 1Ki 20:38

Waiting to be joined by others 1Co 11:33 See also Ex 24:14; Ac 17:16; Ac 20:5-6; 1Co 11:21

Waiting for word from others Job 29:21-23 See also 1Sa 10:8; 1Sa 20:19; 2Sa 15:28; Lk 3:15

Waiting for God

For God’s instruction Nu 9:8; Ps 106:13; Hab 2:1

For God’s promise Heb 6:15 See also Hab 2:3; Lk 24:49; Ac 1:4-5; Heb 11:13

For God’s kingdom Lk 2:25; Mk 15:43 pp Lk 23:51

For vindication from God Hab 3:16 See also Ps 119:84; Isa 51:5; Zep 3:8; Rev 6:11

For Jesus Christ’s return Jas 5:7-8 See also Lk 12:36; 1Co 1:7; 1Th 1:10; Heb 9:28

Believers and creation wait for renewal Ro 8:19-21,23 See also Isa 65:17; Ro 8:11; 1Co 15:42-43; 2Pe 3:13; 1Jn 3:2; Rev 21:1

Lying in wait to attack

Preparing for military assault Jos 8:9; Jdg 9:32-33

Criminals wait for victims Pr 1:11-13 See also Dt 19:11; Ps 10:8; Pr 23:27-28; Pr 24:15; Jer 5:26

The wicked lie in wait for God’s servants Ps 37:32 See also Jdg 16:2 The Philistines lay in wait for Samson; Ps 59:3; Ps 71:10-11; Ps 119:95; Jer 20:10 Jeremiah’s enemies were looking for an opportunity against him; Ac 23:21 Some Jews were waiting to kill Paul.

Jesus Christ’s enemies waited to trap him Lk 11:53-54; Jn 7:1 See also Mt 12:10 pp Mk 3:2; Mk 11:18 pp Lk 19:47; Mk 12:13; Lk 20:20

Animals lie in wait for prey Job 38:40; Ps 10:9; Jer 5:6; La 3:10

Waiting as delaying

Jos 18:3 See also Jdg 18:9; 2Ki 7:9; 2Ki 9:3; Ecc 5:4; Jer 4:6; Ac 22:16

Waiting as a servant

Mt 8:15 pp Mk 1:31 pp Lk 4:39 See also 1Ki 1:4; Lk 12:37; Lk 17:8; Ac 6:2

God waits for sinners to repent

2Pe 3:9 See also Lk 15:20; Ro 2:4; 1Ti 1:16; 1Pe 3:20

See also

2565Christ, second coming
4924delay
5184standing
5877hesitation
6510salvation
6723redemption, NT
8318patience
8329readiness
8490watchfulness
8613prayer, persistence
8678waiting on God
9105last things