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EXPECT; EXPECTATION

eks-pekt', eks-pek-ta'-shun:

Of the three Greek words, translated in the New Testament by "expect," prosdokao, meaning to look forward toward what will probably occur, whether in hope or dread (Acts 3:5 Luke 3:15), is not as intense as ekdechomai (Hebrews 10:13), meaning to wait for that of the realization of which one is assured ("as the husbandman waits for the processes of Nature (James 5:7), and the patriarchs for the Divine promise," Westcott), or as vivid as the noun apokaradokia (Romans 8:19 Philippians 1:20, "earnest expectation"), which describes the stretching forth of the head toward an object that is anticipated (see Ellicott on Philippians 1:20). In the Old Testament "expectation" always means that which is expected, as Proverbs 10:28, "The expectation of the wicked shall perish."

H. E. Jacobs

Greek
1679. elpizo -- to expect, to hope (for)
... to expect, to hope (for). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: elpizo Phonetic
Spelling: (el-pid'-zo) Short Definition: I hope, hope for, expect Definition: I ...
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1551. ekdechomai -- to take or receive, by impl. to await, expect
... to await, expect. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekdechomai Phonetic Spelling:
(ek-dekh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I wait for, expect Definition: I wait ...
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4328. prosdokao -- to await, expect
... to await, expect. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: prosdokao Phonetic Spelling:
(pros-dok-ah'-o) Short Definition: I expect, await Definition: I expect ...
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3633. oiomai and oimai -- to suppose, expect
... to suppose, expect. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: oiomai and oimai Phonetic
Spelling: (oy'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I think, suppose Definition: I ...
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553. apekdechomai -- to await eagerly
... to await eagerly. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: apekdechomai Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-ek-dekh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I expect eagerly, wait for ...
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560. apelpizo -- to despair of
... fully expect. From apo and elpizo; to hope out, ie Fully expect -- hope for again.
see GREEK apo. see GREEK elpizo. (apelpizontes) -- 1 Occurrence. 559, 560. ...
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4327. prosdechomai -- to receive to oneself
... to receive to oneself. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: prosdechomai Phonetic
Spelling: (pros-dekh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I expect, welcome, accept ...
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1380. dokeo -- to have an opinion, to seem
... Word Origin from dokos (opinion) Definition to have an opinion, to seem NASB Word
Usage deem (1), expect (1), has a mind (1), inclined (1), recognized (1 ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6960. qavah -- to wait for
... A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), ie Collect; (figuratively)
to expect -- gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon ...
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6960a. qavah -- to wait for
... root Definition to wait for NASB Word Usage eagerly waits (1), expect (1), expected
(3), hope (3), hoped (1), hopefully wait (1), hoping (1), look (1), look ...
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7663. sabar -- to inspect, examine
... Erroneously shabar (Nehemiah 2:13, Nehemiah 2:15) {shaw-bar'}; a primitive root;
to scrutinize; by implication (of watching) to expect (with hope and patience ...
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7921. shakol -- to be bereaved
... bereave (literally or figuratively) -- bereave (of children), barren, cast calf
(fruit, young), be (make) childless, deprive, destroy, X expect, lose children ...
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Library

Expect Much. April 15.
... Expect Much. April 15. Expect great things from God, and also expect the least things,
for the great test of faith is shown about the least matters. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/daily thoughts /expect much april 15.htm

What Messiah did the Jews Expect?
... CHAPTER V. WHAT MESSIAH DID THE JEWS EXPECT? ... Only, as we might expect, all is there
indistinct, incoherent, unexplained, and from a much lower standpoint. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter v what messiah did.htm

That we Ought not to Expect to Find any Efficient Cause of the ...
... Book XII. Chapter 7."That We Ought Not to Expect to Find Any Efficient
Cause of the Evil Will. Let no one, therefore, look for ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 7 that we ought not.htm

The Christian Convert Warned Of, and Animated against those ...
... CHAPTER XVI. THE CHRISTIAN CONVERT WARNED OF, AND ANIMATED AGAINST THOSE
DISCOURAGEMENTS WHICH HE MUST EXPECT TO MEET WHEN ENTERING ON A RELIGIOUS COURSE. ...
/.../chapter xvi the christian convert.htm

But it is Possible that You May Expect of Me that I Should...
... Book I. Chapter 26. " 28. But it is possible that you may expect of
me that I should´┐Ż "28. But it is possible that you may ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 26 28 but.htm

Of Christian Conduct. That God is Pleased with those who Lead a ...
... That God is pleased with those who lead a Life of Virtue: and that we must expect
a Judgment and Future Retribution. Compare our religion with your own. ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter xxiii of christian conduct that.htm

A Man Expects to Reap the Same Kind as He Sows.
... Lukman replied, "You yourself are constantly sowing in the field of the world the
seeds of evil, and yet expect to reap in the resurrection day the fruits of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/sowing and reaping/chapter iv a man expects.htm

The Obedience of Faith
... these five simple words as expressive of the disposition of a believing heart entering
on that life in the good land:"I see it, I desire it, I expect it, I ...
/.../murray/the school of obedience/vi the obedience of faith.htm

A People Prepared for the Lord
... into hope. But John led his hearers on further than that, for they began
to expect something as well as to hope for it. They expected ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 41 1895/a people prepared for the.htm

We Now Proceed to an Examination of the Conditions under which a ...
... Is there any reason to expect that, in a record of a revelation, the original words,
either as spoken by God, or as expressive of the ideas which He had called ...
/.../jerram/thoughts on a revelation/section 3 we now proceed.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To wait for; to await .

2. (v. t.) To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated.

3. (v. t.) To wait; to stay.

4. (n.) Expectation.

Thesaurus
Expect (20 Occurrences)
... to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive,
sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive ...
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Promise (112 Occurrences)
... binds the person who makes it to do, or to forbear to do, a specified act; a
declaration which gives to the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to ...
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Look (1874 Occurrences)
... Sometimes used figuratively. 7. (vi) To await the appearance of anything; to expect;
to anticipate. ... 9. (vt) To seek; to search for. 10. (vt) To expect. 11. ...
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Kir (11 Occurrences)
... transported captives or exiles, and if their practice was to place them as far as
they could from their native land, one would expect, for Palestinian exiles ...
/k/kir.htm - 17k

Expectation (25 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) The leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect
a cure. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. EXPECT; EXPECTATION. ...
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Patience (59 Occurrences)
... The word "patience" does not occur in the Old Testament, but we have "patiently"
in Psalm 40:1 as the translation of qawah, "to wait," "to expect," which word ...
/p/patience.htm - 27k

Names (133 Occurrences)
... Testament and New Testament are essentially for purposes of revelation, and since
the Hebrews laid such store by names, we should confidently expect them to ...
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Bondman (108 Occurrences)
... Matthew 24:50 the lord of that bondman shall come in a day when he does not
expect it, and in an hour he knows not of, (DBY). Matthew ...
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Retribution (14 Occurrences)
... So we may well expect that in the higher sphere, God's moral laws cannot be neglected
or violated with impunity, and Scripture fully justifies the expectation ...
/r/retribution.htm - 29k

Ready (451 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Matthew 24:44 Therefore also be ready,
for in an hour that you don't expect, the Son of Man will come. ...
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Bible Concordance
Expect (20 Occurrences)

Matthew 6:7 "And when praying, do not use needless repetitions as the Gentiles do, for they expect to be listened to because of their multitude of words.
(WEY)

Matthew 11:3 "Are you the Coming One, or is it a different person that we are to expect?"
(WEY NAS NIV)

Matthew 24:44 Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don't expect, the Son of Man will come.
(WEB WEY RSV NIV)

Matthew 24:50 the lord of that servant will come in a day when he doesn't expect it, and in an hour when he doesn't know it,
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 6:34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive back as much.
(See NAS NIV)

Luke 7:19 so John called two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord. "Are you the Coming One?" he asked, "or is there another that we are to expect?"
(WEY NAS NIV)

Luke 7:20 The men came to Jesus and said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you with this question: 'Are you the Coming One, or is there another that we are to expect?'"
(WEY NAS NIV)

Luke 12:40 Therefore be ready also, for the Son of Man is coming in an hour that you don't expect him."
(WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 12:46 then the lord of that servant will come in a day when he isn't expecting him, and in an hour that he doesn't know, and will cut him in two, and place his portion with the unfaithful.
(Root in WEB WEY ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 8:19 For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Romans 8:25 But if what we see not we hope, we expect in patience.
(DBY YLT)

1 Corinthians 16:11 Therefore let no one despise him. But set him forward on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brothers.
(WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 10:2 Yes, I beg you that I may not, when present, show courage with the confidence with which I intend to be bold against some, who consider us to be walking according to the flesh.
(See NIV)

Philippians 1:20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be disappointed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

James 1:7 A person of that sort must not expect to receive anything from the Lord--
(WEY NAS)

James 5:7 Be patient, then, brethren, till the presence of the Lord; lo, the husbandman doth expect the precious fruit of the earth, being patient for it, till he may receive rain -- early and latter;
(YLT)

Genesis 44:26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, expect our youngest brother be with us.
(ASV)

Isaiah 58:4 If keeping from food makes you quickly angry, ready for fighting and giving blows with evil hands; your holy days are not such as to make your voice come to my ears on high.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 64:3 In Thy doing fearful things -- we expect not, Thou didst come down, From Thy presence did mountains flow.
(YLT NAS NIV)

Ezekiel 13:6 They have seen falsehood and lying divination, who say, Yahweh says; but Yahweh has not sent them: and they have made men to hope that the word would be confirmed.
(See RSV NIV)

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