20 We wait(A) in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.

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

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I wait for the Lord
    more than watchmen(A) wait for the morning,
    more than watchmen wait for the morning.(B)

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17 I will wait(A) for the Lord,
    who is hiding(B) his face from the descendants of Jacob.
I will put my trust in him.(C)

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18 Yet the Lord longs(A) to be gracious to you;
    therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.(B)
For the Lord is a God of justice.(C)
    Blessed are all who wait for him!(D)

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For the revelation awaits an appointed time;(A)
    it speaks of the end(B)
    and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait(C) for it;
    it[a] will certainly come
    and will not delay.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 2:3 Or Though he linger, wait for him; / he

Therefore wait(A) for me,”
    declares the Lord,
    “for the day I will stand up to testify.[a]
I have decided to assemble(B) the nations,(C)
    to gather the kingdoms
and to pour out my wrath(D) on them—
    all my fierce anger.(E)
The whole world will be consumed(F)
    by the fire of my jealous anger.

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Footnotes

  1. Zephaniah 3:8 Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew will rise up to plunder

On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait(A) for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.(B)

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