Psalms 38:15

15 LORD, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.

Psalms 38:15 in Other Translations

15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
15 But for you, O LORD, do I wait; it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.
15 For I am waiting for you, O LORD . You must answer for me, O Lord my God.
15 What I do, God, is wait for you, wait for my Lord, my God - you will answer!
15 I put my hope in You, Lord; You will answer, Lord my God.

Psalms 38:15 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 38:15

For in thee, O Lord, do I hope
That he would plead his cause against his accusers and revilers, and who sought his hurt; that he should be delivered out of their hands, and out of all his afflictions; that he should be healed of his diseases, both of soul and body, under which he laboured; and should again enjoy the light of God's countenance, and have the discoveries of his pardoning grace and mercy; and this was the reason why he was so calm and quiet amidst the unkindnesses of his friends, and the cruel usage of his enemies;

thou wilt hear,
or "answer",

O Lord my God;
in the midst of all his distresses of body and mind, he had not given up his interest in God, as his God and Father; which is the great blessing of the covenant of grace, and which ever continues; and is the great support of believers, under whatsoever they meet with in soul and body, from friends or foes; this his God the psalmist believed would not only hear his cries in his sore distress, but hear the reproaches of his enemies, and answer them in a providential way in his own time, by terrible things in righteousness to their conviction and confusion; and therefore he himself was silent.

Psalms 38:15 In-Context

13 I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, like the mute, who cannot speak;
14 I have become like one who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
15 LORD, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.
16 For I said, “Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.”
17 For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 27:14; Psalms 39:7
  • 2. Psalms 17:6
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