14 Wait(A) for the Lord;
    be strong(B) and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

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Psalm 40[a](A)

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

I waited patiently(B) for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 40:1 In Hebrew texts 40:1-17 is numbered 40:2-18.

I wait for the Lord,(A) my whole being waits,(B)
    and in his word(C) I put my hope.

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13 I waited patiently(A) till dawn,
    but like a lion he broke(B) all my bones;(C)
    day and night(D) you made an end of me.

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16 I heard and my heart pounded,
    my lips quivered at the sound;
decay crept into my bones,
    and my legs trembled.(A)
Yet I will wait patiently(B) for the day of calamity
    to come on the nation invading us.

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25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.(A)

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