New American Standard Bible
For I hope in You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God.
King James Bible
For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
Darby Bible Translation
For in thee, Jehovah, do I hope: thou wilt answer, O Lord my God.
World English Bible
For in you, Yahweh, do I hope. You will answer, Lord my God.
Young's Literal Translation
Because for Thee, O Jehovah, I have waited, Thou dost answer, O Lord my God.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For in thee, O Lord, do I hope - This shows the reason or ground of his patience. He committed his whole cause to God. He believed that God would take care of his reputation, and that he would vindicate him. See Psalm 37:5-6. He had no doubt that He would protect his character, and that, notwithstanding the reproaches of his enemies, his true character would at last be made to shine forth, so that all men would see that he had been unjustly aspersed. The exact idea here is expressed, and the sentiment was beautifully and perfectly illustrated, in what is said of the Lord Jesus: "Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously," 1 Peter 2:23.
Thou wilt hear, O Lord my God - Margin, as in Hebrew: "answer." The idea is, that God would answer his prayers, and that his character would, in answer to those prayers, be set right before the world.
LibraryOut of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
Save me, O God, for the waters are come in even unto my soul: I am come into deep waters; so that the floods run over me.--Ps. lxix. 1, 2. I am brought into so great trouble and misery: that I go mourning all the day long.--Ps. xxxviii. 6. The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: Oh! bring Thou me out of my distress.--Ps. xxv. 17. The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping: the Lord will receive my prayer.--Ps. vi. 8. In the multitude of the sorrows which I had in my heart, Thy comforts have refreshed …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.
Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.
"And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.
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