Wait for the God of Salvation
1Woe is me! For I have become
Isa. 24:13; [Isa. 17:6] as when the summer fruit has been gathered,
as when the grapes have been gleaned:
there is no cluster to eat,
no #Hos. 9:10first-ripe fig that my soul desires.
2 # [Ps. 12:1; Isa. 57:1] The godly has perished from the earth,
and #Ps. 14:1, 3 there is no one upright among mankind;
# [Ps. 10:9; Hos. 6:8, 9] they all lie in wait for blood,
and #Isa. 9:19each hunts the other with a net.
3 # [Zeph. 3:7] Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well;
# [Ps. 82:1, 2] the prince and #ch. 3:11the judge ask for a bribe,
and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul;
thus they weave it together.
4The best of them is #[2 Sam. 23:6, 7; Nah. 1:10]; See Ezek. 2:6 like a brier,
the most upright of them a thorn hedge.
The day of #See Ezek. 33:2 your watchmen, of your punishment, has come;
# [ch. 3:6, 7; Isa. 22:5] now their confusion is at hand.
Jer. 9:4 Put no trust in a neighbor;
have no confidence in a friend;
guard #[Ps. 141:3]the doors of your mouth
from her who lies in your arms;#7:5 Hebrew bosom
6for #Ezek. 22:7; [Matt. 10:21, 35; Luke 12:53] the son treats the father with contempt,
the daughter rises up against her mother,
the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
# Cited Matt. 10:36 a man’s enemies are the men of his own house.
7But as for me, I will look to the Lord;
# [Lam. 3:26] I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me.
8 # [Jer. 50:11; Lam. 4:21] Rejoice not over me, O #ver. 10 my enemy;
Ps. 37:24 when I fall, I shall rise;
when I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be a light to me.
9 # [Jer. 10:19] I will bear the indignation of the Lord
because I have sinned against him,
until #See 1 Sam. 24:15 he pleads my cause
and executes judgment for me.
He will bring me out to the light;
I shall look upon his vindication.
10Then #ver. 8 my enemy will see,
and shame will cover her who #See Joel 2:17 said to me,
“Where is the Lord your God?”
# ch. 4:11 My eyes will look upon her;
now she will be trampled down
Ps. 18:42; See 2 Sam. 22:43 like the mire of the streets.
11 # [Ps. 102:13] A day for the building of your walls!
In that day the boundary shall be far extended.
12In that day they#7:12 Hebrew he will come to you,
# [Isa. 11:11, 16; 19:23, 24; 27:13; Hos. 11:11; Zech. 10:10] from Assyria and the cities of Egypt,
and from Egypt to #See Gen. 31:21 the River,#7:12 That is, the Euphrates
from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.
13But #ch. 6:13the earth will be desolate
because of its inhabitants,
for the fruit of their deeds.
Ps. 28:9; [ch. 5:4] Shepherd your people #Ps. 23:4 with your staff,
the flock of your inheritance,
who dwell alone in a forest
Jer. 50:19; [Zech. 10:10] in the midst of #See Josh. 19:26a garden land;#7:14 Hebrew of Carmel
let them graze in Bashan and Gilead
as in the days of old.
Ps. 78:12; See Isa. 11:16 As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt,
I will show them#7:15 Hebrew him marvelous things.
16 # [Isa. 26:11; 52:15] The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might;
# See Judg. 18:19 they shall lay their hands on their mouths;
their ears shall be deaf;
Ps. 72:9; Isa. 49:23 they shall lick the dust like a serpent,
like the crawling things of the earth;
Ps. 18:45 they shall come trembling out of their strongholds;
# [ch. 4:1] they shall turn in dread to the Lord our God,
and they shall be in fear of you.
God’s Steadfast Love and Compassion
18 # See Ex. 15:11 Who is a God like you, #Jer. 50:20; See Ex. 34:7 pardoning iniquity
and passing over transgression
Jer. 50:20; See Ex. 34:7 for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger forever,
because he delights in steadfast love.
19He will #Ps. 80:14 again have compassion on us;
# [Rom. 6:14] he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
# [Isa. 38:17] You will cast all our#7:19 Hebrew their sins
into the depths of the sea.
20 # [Luke 1:72, 73] You will show faithfulness to Jacob
and steadfast love to Abraham,
Ps. 105:9, 10 as you have sworn to our fathers
from the days of old.