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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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31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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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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And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

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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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34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

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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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Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment and wait on thy God continually.

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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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28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

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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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For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

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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

Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.

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