Psalms 39:7

7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.

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Psalms 39:7 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
English Standard Version (ESV)
7 "And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.
New Living Translation (NLT)
7 And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.
The Message Bible (MSG)
7 "What am I doing in the meantime, Lord? Hoping, that's what I'm doing - hoping
American Standard Version (ASV)
7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
7 And now, Lord, what am I waiting for? My hope is in you!
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
7 "Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
7 "Lord, what can I look forward to now? You are the only hope I have.

Psalms 39:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 39:7

And now, Lord, what wait I for?
&c.] Look for, or expect, in this view of things? not long life, since the days of man are so short, and his age as nothing; not help from man, since he is altogether vanity; not riches and honour, since they are such poor, fading, perishing things; but the glories of another world, and the enjoyment of the Lord himself, both in this and that;

my hope [is] in thee;
the psalmist now returns to himself, and comes to his right mind, and to a right way of judging and acting; making the Lord the object of his hope and trust, expecting all good things, grace and glory, alone from him; and this is the hope which makes not ashamed.

Psalms 39:7 In-Context

5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.
6 “Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be.
7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8 Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.
9 I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for you are the one who has done this.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Psalms 9:18; S Psalms 25:5; Psalms 38:15
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