New American Standard Bible
Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.
King James Bible
Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, none that wait on thee shall be ashamed: they shall be ashamed that deal treacherously without cause.
World English Bible
Yes, no one who waits for you shall be shamed. They shall be shamed who deal treacherously without cause.
Young's Literal Translation
Also let none waiting on Thee be ashamed, Let the treacherous dealers without cause be ashamed.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed - To "wait on the Lord" is an expression denoting true piety, as indicating our dependence on him, and as implying that we look to Him for the command that is to regulate our conduct and for the grace needful to protect and save us. Compare Isaiah 40:31. See also Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 30:18; Psalm 40:1; Psalm 69:3. This petition is indicative of the wish of the pious heart that none who profess to serve God may ever be put to shame; that they may never be overcome by sin; that they may never fall under the power of temptation; that they may not fail of eternal salvation.
Let them be ashamed which transgress without cause - This does not imply that any sinners transgress otherwise than without cause, or that they have any good reason for sinning; but it brings into view a prominent thought in regard to sin, that it is without cause. If the wicked had any good reason for their course of life - if they were compelled to do wrong - if the temptations under which they act were so powerful that they could not resist them - if they were not voluntary in their transgressions - then true benevolence would demand of us the prayer that they might not be confounded or put to shame. However, since none of these circumstances occur in the case of the sinner, there is no lack of benevolence in praying that all the workers of evil may be put to confusion; that is, that they may not triumph in an evil course, but that their plans may be defeated, and that they may be arrested in their career. There is no benevolence in desiring the triumph of wickedness; there is no lack of benevolence in praying that all the plans of wicked men may be confounded, and all the purposes of evil be frustrated. True benevolence requires us to pray that all their plans may be arrested, and that the sinner may not be successful in his career. A person may be certain that he is acting out the principles of benevolence when he endeavors to prevent the consummation of the plans and the desires of the wicked.
LibraryGuidance in Judgment
'Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He teach sinners in the way. 9. The meek will He guide in judgment; and the meek will He teach His way.'--PSALM xxv. 8, 9. The Psalmist prays in this psalm for three things: deliverance, guidance, and forgiveness. Of these three petitions the central one is that for guidance. 'Show me Thy ways, O Lord,' he asks in a previous verse; where he means by 'Thy ways,' not God's dealings with men, but men's conduct as prescribed by God. In my text he exchanges …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Both Things are Specially Worthy of Notice. ...
Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
"He is the Rock, his Work is Perfect. For all his Ways are Judgment. A God of Truth, and Without Iniquity, Just and Right is He.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.
Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.
They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces will never be ashamed.
For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed.
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