New International Version
it is good to wait quietly 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is good that a man should both hope - Hope is essentially necessary to faith; he that hopes not, cannot believe; if there be no expectation, there can be no confidence. When a man hopes for salvation, he should not only waft for it, but use every means that may lead to it; for hope cannot live, if there be no exercise. If hope become impatient, faith will be impossible: for who can believe for his salvation when his mind is agitated? He must therefore quietly wait. He must expect, and yet be dumb, as the words imply; ever feeling his utter unworthiness; and, without murmuring, struggle into life.
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Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Say to him, 'Be careful, keep calm and don't be afraid. Do not lose heart because of these two smoldering stubs of firewood--because of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and of the son of Remaliah.
Do any of the worthless idols of the nations bring rain? Do the skies themselves send down showers? No, it is you, LORD our God. Therefore our hope is in you, for you are the one who does all this.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
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