New American Standard Bible
It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.
King James Bible
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
It is good that one should both wait, and that in silence, for the salvation of Jehovah.
World English Bible
It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Good! when one doth stay and stand still For the salvation of Jehovah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And quietly wait - literally, "and be in silence," i. e. abstain from all complaining.
LibrarySolitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
The Mercy of God
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
and say to him, 'Take care and be calm, have no fear and do not be fainthearted because of these two stubs of smoldering firebrands, on account of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and the son of Remaliah.
Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not You, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in You, For You are the one who has done all these things.
It is good for a man that he should bear The yoke in his youth.
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