34 (A)Blessed is the man who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at the posts of my doors.

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34 (A)Blessed is the person who listens to me,
Watching daily at my gates,
Waiting at my doorposts.

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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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For since the beginning of the world
(A)Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
Who acts for the one who waits for Him.

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For from days of old (A)they have not heard or perceived by ear,
Nor has the eye seen a God besides You,
Who acts in behalf of one who (B)waits for Him.

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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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That is, the Lord God of hosts.
The Lord is His (A)memorable name.
(B)So you, by the help of your God, return;
Observe mercy and justice,
And wait on your God continually.

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And the Lord, the God of armies,
The Lord is His [a](A)name.
So as for you, (B)return to your God,
(C)Maintain [b]kindness and justice,
And (D)wait for your God continually.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 12:5 Lit invocation
  2. Hosea 12:6 Or loyalty


Even the Lord, the God of hosts,
The name of Him [who spoke with Jacob] is the Lord.

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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the Lord God Almighty,
    the Lord is his name!(A)
But you must return(B) to your God;
    maintain love and justice,(C)
    and wait for your God always.(D)

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31 But those who (A)wait on the Lord
(B)Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

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31 Yet those who [a]wait for the Lord
Will (A)gain new strength;
They will [b](B)mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 40:31 Or hope in
  2. Isaiah 40:31 Or sprout wings

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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25 The Lord is good to those who (A)wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.

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25 The Lord is good to those who [a](A)await Him,
To the [b]person who (B)seeks Him.

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Footnotes

  1. Lamentations 3:25 Or hope in
  2. Lamentations 3:25 Lit soul

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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