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31 
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired.(A)

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31 but those who hope(A) in the Lord
    will renew their strength.(B)
They will soar on wings like eagles;(C)
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.(D)

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It will be said in that day,
“Indeed, this is our God for whom we have waited that He would save us.
This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
Let us shout for joy and rejoice in His salvation.”

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In that day(A) they will say,

“Surely this is our God;(B)
    we trusted(C) in him, and he saved(D) us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
    let us rejoice(E) and be glad in his salvation.”(F)

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34 
“Blessed [happy, prosperous, to be admired] is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at my doorposts.

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34 Blessed are those who listen(A) to me,
    watching daily at my doors,
    waiting at my doorway.

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Therefore, return [in repentance] to your God,
Observe and highly regard kindness and justice,
And wait [expectantly] for your God continually.

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But you must return(A) to your God;
    maintain love and justice,(B)
    and wait for your God always.(C)

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28 so Christ, having been offered once and once for all to bear [as a burden] [a]the sins of many, will appear a second time [when he returns to earth], not to deal with sin, but to bring salvation to those who are eagerly and confidently waiting for Him.

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 9:28 See Is 53:10-12.

28 so Christ was sacrificed once(A) to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time,(B) not to bear sin,(C) but to bring salvation(D) to those who are waiting for him.(E)

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For from days of old no one has heard, nor has ear perceived,
Nor has the eye [a]seen a God besides You,
Who works and acts in behalf of the one who [gladly] waits for Him.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 64:4 Or seen, O God, besides You, what He will do.... The ancient rabbis favored this translation or a variation of it, and some suggested that the unexpressed object (what) is wine preserved since the creation, or Eden. They all applied this verse to the future that follows the millennial kingdom, and was mostly a mystery to them. Heaven, or specifically the New Jerusalem, that follows the kingdom was partially revealed to John in Revelation. There is a story in the Talmud that when King Ahasuerus held a great banquet in Susa for seven days (Esth 1:5), he arrogantly asked the Jews if God could do better for them than that. They quoted this line to him in reply, and said that in the time to come if God provided nothing better for them than this feast, they could tell Him that they had already enjoyed such a feast at the table of Ahasuerus.

Since ancient times no one has heard,
    no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,(A)
    who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.(B)

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Indeed, in the path of Your judgments, O Lord,
We have waited expectantly for You;
Your name, even Your memory, is the desire and deep longing of our souls.

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Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws,[a](A)
    we wait(B) for you;
your name(C) and renown
    are the desire of our hearts.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 26:8 Or judgments

For we [not relying on the Law but] through the [strength and power of the Holy] Spirit, by faith, are waiting [confidently] for the hope of righteousness [the completion of our salvation].

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For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.(A)

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25 
The Lord is good to those who wait [confidently] for Him,
To those who seek Him [on the authority of God’s word].

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25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
    to the one who seeks him;(A)

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For those who do evil will be cut off,
But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land.(A)

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For those who are evil will be destroyed,(A)
    but those who hope(B) in the Lord will inherit the land.(C)

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14 
Wait for and confidently expect the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.

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