Isaiah 33:2
New International Version
LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.

New Living Translation
But LORD, be merciful to us, for we have waited for you. Be our strong arm each day and our salvation in times of trouble.

English Standard Version
O LORD, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.

Berean Study Bible
O LORD, be gracious to us! We wait for You. Be our strength every morning and our salvation in time of trouble.

King James Bible
O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

New King James Version
O LORD, be gracious to us; We have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, Our salvation also in the time of trouble.

New American Standard Bible
LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You. Be their strength every morning, Our salvation also in the time of distress.

NASB 1995
O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You. Be their strength every morning, Our salvation also in the time of distress.

NASB 1977
O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for Thee. Be Thou their strength every morning, Our salvation also in the time of distress.

Amplified Bible
O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited [expectantly] for You. Be the arm of Your servants every morning [that is, their strength and their defense], Our salvation also in the time of trouble.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, be gracious to us! We wait for you. Be our strength every morning and our salvation in time of trouble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, be gracious to us! We wait for You. Be our strength every morning and our salvation in time of trouble.

American Standard Version
O Jehovah, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou our arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH, show mercy to us, because our hope is upon you! Be our helper at dawn and our Savior in time of trouble!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Lord, have mercy upon us; for we have trusted in thee: the seed of the rebellious is gone to destruction, but our deliverance was in a time of affliction.

Contemporary English Version
Please, LORD, be kind to us! We depend on you. Make us strong each morning, and come to save us when we are in trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord, have mercy on us: for we have waited for thee: be thou our arm in the morning, and our salvation in the time of trouble.

English Revised Version
O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

Good News Translation
LORD, have mercy on us. We have put our hope in you. Protect us day by day and save us in times of trouble.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, have pity on us. We wait with hope for you. Be our strength in the morning. Yes, be our savior in times of trouble.

International Standard Version
"LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you; and be our strength every morning, our salvation in times of trouble.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O LORD, be gracious unto us; We have waited for Thee; Be Thou their arm every morning, Our salvation also in the time of trouble.

Literal Standard Version
O YHWH, favor us, We have waited for You, Be their arm, in the mornings, Indeed, our salvation in time of adversity.

NET Bible
LORD, be merciful to us! We wait for you. Give us strength each morning! Deliver us when distress comes.

New Heart English Bible
LORD, be gracious to us. We have waited for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

World English Bible
Yahweh, be gracious to us. We have waited for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, favour us, for thee we have waited, Be their arm, in the mornings, Yea, our salvation in time of adversity.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is Exalted
1Woe to you, O destroyer never destroyed, O traitor never betrayed! When you have finished destroying, you will be destroyed. When you have finished betraying, you will be betrayed. 2O LORD, be gracious to us! We wait for You. Be our strength every morning and our salvation in time of trouble. 3The peoples flee the thunder of Your voice; the nations scatter when You rise.…

Cross References
Psalm 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life--whom shall I dread?

Isaiah 17:10
For you have forgotten the God of your salvation and failed to remember the Rock of your refuge. Therefore, though you cultivate delightful plots and set out cuttings from exotic vines--

Isaiah 25:9
And in that day it will be said, "Surely this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He has saved us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited. Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation."

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He rises to show you compassion, for the LORD is a just God. Blessed are all who wait for Him.

Isaiah 30:19
O people in Zion who dwell in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will surely be gracious when you cry for help; when He hears, He will answer you.

Isaiah 37:3
to tell him, "This is what Hezekiah says: Today is a day of distress, rebuke, and disgrace; for children have come to the point of birth, but there is no strength to deliver them.

Isaiah 40:10
Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and His arm establishes His rule. His reward is with Him, and His recompense accompanies Him.


Treasury of Scripture

O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for you: be you their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

be gracious

Isaiah 25:9
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.

Isaiah 26:8
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.

Isaiah 30:18,19
And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him…

be thou

Isaiah 25:4
For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Exodus 14:27
And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

Psalm 25:3
Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

our salvation

Isaiah 26:16
LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.

Psalm 37:39
But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

Psalm 46:1,5
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…









(2) O Lord, be gracious . . .--Faith transforms itself into prayer. The prophet will still "wait" upon God. In the change of person, "their arm," "our salvation," we hear the very words of the prayer as it was spoken, the first referring to the soldiers who were to fight the battles of their country, the second to the non-combatants who were assembled with Isaiah in supplication.

Verse 2. - O Lord, etc. The mingling of prayer with prophecy is very unusual, and indicative of highly excited feeling. Isaiah realizes fully the danger of his people and nation, and knows that without prayer there is no deliverance. His prayer is at once an outpouring of his own heart, and an example to others. We have waited for thee (comp. Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 26:8). Their Am; i.e. "the Arm of thy people." Every morning. Continually, day by day, since their need of thy support is continual.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
O LORD,
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

be gracious to us!
חָנֵּ֖נוּ (ḥān·nê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

We wait for You.
קִוִּ֑ינוּ (qiw·wî·nū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 6960: To bind together, collect, to expect

Be
הֱיֵ֤ה (hĕ·yêh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

our strength
זְרֹעָם֙ (zə·rō·‘ām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

every morning
לַבְּקָרִ֔ים (lab·bə·qā·rîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1242: Dawn, morning

and
אַף־ (’ap̄-)
Conjunction
Strong's 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

our salvation
יְשׁוּעָתֵ֖נוּ (yə·šū·‘ā·ṯê·nū)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 3444: Something saved, deliverance, aid, victory, prosperity

in time
בְּעֵ֥ת (bə·‘êṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 6256: Time, now, when

of trouble.
צָרָֽה׃ (ṣā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6869: Tightness, a female rival


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