The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to bring good tidings unto the humble; He hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the eyes to them that are bound;
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all ye that wait for the LORD.
Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
O my God, in Thee have I trusted, let me not be ashamed; let not mine enemies triumph over me.
Yea, none that wait for Thee shall be ashamed; they shall be ashamed that deal treacherously without cause.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why moanest thou within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the salvation of my countenance, and my God.
Thou art my covert and my shield; in Thy word do I hope.
But they that wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.
'The LORD is my portion', saith my soul; 'Therefore will I hope in Him.'
CAPH. My soul pineth for Thy salvation; in Thy word do I hope.
And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope, it is in Thee.
O LORD, in the morning shalt Thou hear my voice; in the morning will I order my prayer unto Thee, and will look forward.
Let Thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we have waited for Thee.
The LORD shall keep thee from all evil; He shall keep thy soul.
The LORD shall guard thy going out and thy coming in, from this time forth and for ever.
Only for God wait thou in stillness, my soul; for from Him cometh my hope.
Guide me in Thy truth, and teach me; for Thou art the God of my salvation; for Thee do I wait all the day.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in His word do I hope.
'But as for me, I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
Our soul hath waited for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
With wondrous works dost Thou answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation; Thou the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of the far distant seas;
17 A horse is a vain thing for safety; neither doth it afford escape by its great strength.
18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is toward them that fear Him, toward them that wait for His mercy;
19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
For the needy shall not alway be forgotten, nor the expectation of the poor perish for ever.