New American Standard Bible
My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.
King James Bible
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
Darby Bible Translation
Upon God alone, O my soul, rest peacefully; for my expectation is from him.
World English Bible
My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my expectation is from him.
Young's Literal Translation
Only -- for God, be silent, O my soul, For from Him is my hope.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My soul, wait thou only upon God - See the notes at Psalm 62:1. There is, in the word used here, and rendered wait, the same idea of rest or repose which occurs in Psalm 62:1. The meaning is, that he would commit the whole cause to God, and that his soul would thus be calm and without apprehension.
For my expectation is from him - In Psalm 62:1, this is salvation. The idea here is, that all that he expected or hoped for must come from God. He did not rely on his fellow men; he did not rely on himself. God alone could deliver him, and he confidently believed that God would do it. Often are we in such circumstances that we feel that our only "expectation" - our only hope - is in God. All our strength fails; all our resources are exhausted; our fellow-men cannot or will not aid us; our own efforts seem to be vain; our plans are frustrated, and we are shut up to the conclusion that God alone can help us. How often is this felt by a Christian parent in regard to the conversion of his children. All his own efforts seem to be vain; all that he says is powerless; his hopes, long-cherished, are disappointed; his very prayers seem not to be heard; and he is made to feel that his only hope is in God - a sovereign God - and that the whole case must be left in His hands. This state of mind, when it is fully reached, is often all that is needful in order that our desires may be granted. It is desirable that this state of mind should be produced; and when it is produced, the prayer is answered.
Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy; for thou renderest to every man according to his work.--Psalm lxii. 12. Some of the translators make it kindness and goodness; but I presume there is no real difference among them as to the character of the word which here, in the English Bible, is translated mercy. The religious mind, however, educated upon the theories yet prevailing in the so-called religious world, must here recognize a departure from the presentation to which they have been accustomed: …
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Letter xix (A. D. 1127) to Suger, Abbot of S. Denis
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,
For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.
Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
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.
For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation.
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.
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