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Psalms 39:7

    Psalms 39:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And now, Lord, what am I waiting for? my hope is in you.

    Webster's Revision

    And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.

    World English Bible

    Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 39:7

    And now, Lord, what wait I for? - Have I any object of pursuit in life, but to regain thy favor and thine image.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 39:7

    And now, Lord, what wait I for? - From the consideration of a vain world - of the fruitless efforts of man - of what so perplexed, embarrassed, and troubled him - the psalmist now turns to God, and looks to him as the source of consolation. Turning to Him, he gains more cheerful views of life. The expression "What wait I for?" means, what do I now expect or hope for; on what is my hope based; where do I find any cheerful, comforting views in regard to life? He had found none in the contemplation of the world itself, in man and his pursuits; in the course of things so shadowy and so mysterious; and he says now, that he turns to God to find comfort in his perplexities.

    My hope is in thee - In thee alone. My reliance is on thee; my expectation is from thee. It is not from what I see in the world; it is not in my power of solving the mysteries which surround me; it is not that I can see the reason why these shadows are pursuing shadows so eagerly around me; it is in the God that made all, the Ruler over all, that can control all, and that can accomplish His own great purposes in connection even with these moving shadows, and that can confer on man thus vain in himself and in his pursuits that which will be valuable and permanent. The idea is, that the contemplation of a world so vain, so shadowy, so mysterious, should lead us away from all expectation of finding in that world what we need, or finding a solution of the questions which so much perplex us, up to the great God who is infinitely wise, and who can meet all the necessities of our immortal nature; and who, in his own time, can solve all these mysteries.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 39:7

    39:7 Mow Lord - Seeing this life and all its enjoyments are so vain and short. My hope - I will seek for happiness no where but in God.

    Verses Related to Psalms 39:7

    Romans 5:5 - And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
    Colossians 1:27 - To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
    Romans 12:12 - Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
    Book: Psalms
    Topic: Hope