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Psalms 27:14

    Psalms 27:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wait for Jehovah: Be strong, and let thy heart take courage; Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let your hope be in the Lord: take heart and be strong; yes, let your hope be in the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    Wait for Jehovah: Be strong, and let thy heart take courage; Yea, wait thou for Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    Wait for Yahweh. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for Yahweh. By David.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wait on the LORD: be strong, and let thine heart take courage; yea, wait thou on the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 27:14

    Wait on the Lord - All ye who are in distress, wait on the Lord. Take me for an example. I waited on him, and he strengthened my heart; wait ye on him, and he will strengthen your heart. You cannot be unsuccessful; fear not. Wait, I say, on the Lord; wait for his succor in doing his will. Age viriliter, says the Vulgate; act like a man, hope, believe, work, and fear not.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 27:14

    Wait on the Lord - This is the sum of all the instruction in the psalm; the main lesson which the psalm is designed to convey. The object is to induce others, from the experience of the psalmist, to trust in the Lord; to rely upon Him; to come to Him in trouble and danger; to wait for His interposition when all other resources fail. Compare Psalm 25:3.

    Be of good courage - The Hebrew word here means, "be strong." That is, do not faint. Do not be dismayed. Still hope and trust in the Lord.

    He shall strengthen thine heart - He will strengthen "thee." He will enable you to perform your duties, and to triumph over your enemies. See the notes at Isaiah 40:31.

    Wait, I say, on the Lord - Repeating an idea with which the heart was full; a lesson resulting from his own rich experience. He dwells upon it as a lesson which he would fix deeply in the mind, that in all times of danger and difficulty, instead of despondency, instead of sinking down in despair, instead of giving up all effort, we should go forward in the discharge of duty, putting our trust solely in the Lord.