- The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best - to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) - but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
The Hebrew word tikvah (teek-VAH) comes from the same root
Psalms 71:5 (NIV)- For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.
Zechariah 9:12 (NIV) - Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.
Greek: ἐλπίς (elpis)
Hebrews 6:18 (NIV) - God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.
Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) - We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure...
1 Timothy 6:17 - Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
Psalm 118:8 (NIV) - It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.
Psalm 146:3-4 (NIV) - Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. 4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
1 Peter 1:24 (NIV) - For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,
Hebrews 11:1-2 (NIV) - Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 (NIV) - Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
Job 14:1 (ESV) - Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.
Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV) - Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV) - Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith...