My Lent Words 16: Still waiting for Jesus

Try to get the feel of qawa or haka in the following verses from the King James Version:

‘And I will wait (haka) upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look (qawa) for him. (Isaiah 8:17)

‘And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited (qawa) for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited (qawa) for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.’ (Isaiah 25:9)

‘And therefore will the LORD wait (qawa), that he may be gracious unto you,’ (Isaiah 30:18)

‘O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited (qawa) for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.’ (Isaiah 33:2)

‘Thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait (qawa) for me.’ (Isaiah 49:23)

‘Surely the isles shall wait (qawa) with for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far,’ (Isaiah 60:9)

‘Trust’, ‘hope’ and ‘expect’ can be substituted to get a different feel..

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