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
See CHRISTS, FALSE; ESCHATOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT; JESUS CHRIST; MESSIAH.
1. (n.) The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen.
2. (n.) That which is expected or looked for.
3. (n.) The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to happen; prospect of anything good to come, esp. of property or rank.
4. (n.) The value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event. Expectations are computed for or against the occurrence of the event.
5. (n.) The leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure.Expectation (25 Occurrences)
Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea came, a highly respected member of the Council, who himself also was living in expectation of the Kingdom of God. He summoned up courage to go in to see Pilate and beg for the body of Jesus. (WEY)
Luke 3:15 As the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, whether perhaps he was the Christ, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Luke 21:26 men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. (WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS)
Acts 12:11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the LORD hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 27:33 And while it was drawing on to daylight, Paul exhorted them all to partake of food, saying, Ye have passed the fourteenth day watching in expectation without taking food. (DBY)
Acts 28:6 But they expected that he would have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but when they were long in expectation and beheld nothing amiss came to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god. (ASV)
Romans 8:19 For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. (WEB KJV ASV WBS 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. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Philippians 3:20 We, however, are free citizens of Heaven, and we are waiting with longing expectation for the coming from Heaven of a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, (WEY)
Titus 2:13 in expectation of the fulfilment of our blessed hope--the Appearing in glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ; (WEY)
Hebrews 10:27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which will devour the adversaries. The Letter from James (WEB WEY ASV DBY NAS NIV)
Job 41:9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain. Won't one be cast down even at the sight of him? (See NAS)
Psalms 5:3 Yahweh, in the morning you shall hear my voice. In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and will watch expectantly. (See NIV)
Psalms 9:18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. (KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Psalms 62:5 My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my expectation is from him. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Proverbs 11:7 When a wicked man dies, hope perishes, and expectation of power comes to nothing. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good. The expectation of the wicked is wrath. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Proverbs 23:18 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. (KJV DBY WBS)
Proverbs 24:14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off. (KJV DBY WBS)
Isaiah 20:5 They will be dismayed and confounded, because of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Isaiah 20:6 The inhabitants of this coast land will say in that day,'Behold, this is our expectation, where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria. And we, how will we escape?'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Lamentations 3:18 I said, My strength is perished, and my expectation from Yahweh. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
Ezekiel 19:5 Now when she saw that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then she took another of her cubs, and made him a young lion. (See NIV)
Zechariah 9:5 Ashkelon will see it, and fear; Gaza also, and will writhe in agony; as will Ekron, for her expectation will be disappointed; and the king will perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon will not be inhabited. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)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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Expect (20 Occurrences)
... will be defeated. 3. (vt) To wait; to stay. 4. (n.) Expectation. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. EXPECT; EXPECTATION. eks-pekt', eks ...
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Wait (223 Occurrences)
... 2. (vi) To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival
of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart. ...
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Prospect (10 Occurrences)
... state. 6. (v.) That which is hoped for; ground for hope or expectation;
expectation; probable result; as, the prospect of success. 7 ...
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Promise (112 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) That which causes hope, expectation, or assurance; especially, that which
affords expectation of future distinction; as, a youth of great promise. ...
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Fulfilment (25 Occurrences)
... Philippians 1:20 in fulfilment of my eager expectation and hope that I shall never
have reason to feel ashamed, but that by my perfect freedom of speech Christ ...
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Foreboding (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forebode. 2. (n.) Presage of coming ill; expectation of
misfortune. Multi-Version Concordance Foreboding (1 Occurrence). ...
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Expectantly (6 Occurrences)
... Luke 3:15 As the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts
concerning John, whether perhaps he was the Christ, (See NIV). ...
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Eager (43 Occurrences)
... (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV). Romans 8:19 For the creation waits with eager expectation
for the children of God to be revealed. (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Expectant (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (a.) Waiting in expectation; looking for. ... 3. (n.) One who waits in expectation;
one held in dependence by hope of receiving some good. ...
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4329. prosdokia -- expectation
... expectation. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: prosdokia Phonetic
Spelling: (pros-dok-ee'-ah) Short Definition: expectation, waiting Definition ...
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1561. ekdoche -- a receiving from, expectation
... a receiving from, expectation. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: ekdoche
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-dokh-ay') Short Definition: a waiting for ...
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1680. elpis -- expectation, hope
... expectation, hope. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: elpis Phonetic
Spelling: (el-pece') Short Definition: hope, expectation Definition: hope ...
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3861. paradoxos -- contrary to opinion or expectation
... contrary to opinion or expectation. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration:
paradoxos Phonetic Spelling: (par-ad'-ox-os) Short Definition: unexpected, strange ...
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603. apokaradokia -- strained expectancy
... Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: apokaradokia Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-ok-ar-ad-ok-ee'-ah) Short Definition: eager expectation Definition: eager ...
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4944. sunodino -- to be in travail together
... From sun and odino; to have (parturition) pangs in company (concert, simultaneously)
with, ie (figuratively) to sympathize (in expectation of relief from ...
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3195. mello -- to be about to
... A strengthened form of melo (through the idea of expectation); to intend, ie Be
about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events ...
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4053. perissos -- abundant
... adjective, derived from 4012 , "all-around, excess") -- properly , "more than"
("abundantly"); beyond what is anticipated, exceeding expectation; "more abundant ...
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4328. prosdokao -- to await, expect
... from pros and dokeuo (to watch) Definition to await, expect NASB Word Usage expect
(2), expecting (2), look (4), looking (2), state of expectation (1), waited ...
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4057. perissos -- abundantly 4007. mabbat -- expectation
... Cognate: 4057 (an adjective, derived from 4012 , "all-around, excess") --
"extraordinarily, exceedingly" (J. Thayer); expectation; further than the upper ...
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... << 4006, 4007. mabbat or mebbat. 4008 >>. expectation. Transliteration: mabbat or
mebbat Phonetic Spelling: (mab-bawt') Short Definition: hope. ... expectation. ...
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8431. tocheleth -- a hope
... Word Origin from yachal Definition a hope NASB Word Usage expectation (1), hope
(5). Toah. From yachal; expectation -- hope. see HEBREW yachal. ...
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8615. tiqvah -- cord
... tiqvah. 8615a >>. cord. Transliteration: tiqvah Phonetic Spelling: (tik-vaw') Short
Definition: cord. expectation ted, hope, live, thing that I long for ...
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7664. seber -- a hope
... Word Origin from sabar Definition a hope NASB Word Usage hope (2). hope. From sabar;
expectation -- hope. see HEBREW sabar. << 7663b, 7664. seber. 7665 >>. ...
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1891. habal -- to act emptily, become vain
... be become, make vain. A primitive root; to be vain in act, word, or expectation;
specifically to lead astray -- be (become, make) vain. << 1890, 1891. ...
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8615b. tiqvah -- a hope
... a hope. Transliteration: tiqvah Short Definition: hope. Word Origin from qavah
Definition a hope NASB Word Usage expectation (3), hope (28), longing (1). ...
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2384. chizzayon -- vision
... vision. From chazah; a revelation, expectation by dream -- vision. see HEBREW
chazah. << 2383, 2384. chizzayon. 2385 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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... Our Expectation. A Sermon (No.2186). Delivered by. CH SPURGEON,. At the Metropolitan
Tabernacle, Newington. "He shall see his seed.""Isaiah 53:10. ...
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April 3. "My Expectation is from Him" (Ps. Lxii. 5).
... APRIL 3. "My expectation is from Him" (Ps. lxii. 5). "My expectation is
from Him" (Psalm 62:5). When we believe for a blessing, we ...
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The Expectation of the Gentiles.
... Book V. Chapter XI."The Expectation of the Gentiles. "But that which
a prophet of the Jews foretold, that He was to be waited ...
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Job's Faith and Expectation
... Sermon XXXIX Job's Faith and Expectation. Job's Faith and Expectation Job 19:25,
26. ... IV. Job's expectation of seeing Him in his flesh. I. The title. ...
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Faith's Review and Expectation. 1Chr 17:16,17
... I CHRONICLES Hymn 41 Faith's review and expectation. 1Chr 17:16,17. John Newton
8,6,8,6. Faith's review and expectation.1Chr 17:16,17. Amazing grace! ...
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The Redeemer's Return is Necessitated by the Expectation of the ...
... Chapter One The Need of the Redeemer's Return X. THE REDEEMER'S RETURN
IS NECESSITATED BY THE EXPECTATION OF THE DEAD IN CHRIST. ...
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But if Our Sense is not Able Till after Long Expectation to ...
... Of Prayer. John Calvin Chapter 52 But if our sense is not able till after
long expectation to perceive what theŽ But if our sense ...
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How Far the Baptist Revived the Expectation of a Messiah.
... CHAPTER I. THE CALLING OF THE BAPTIST, AND HIS RELATIONS TO THE JEWS. Section
32. How far the Baptist revived the Expectation of a Messiah. ...
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He Essays to Speak of the Well-Nigh Divine Endowments of Origen in ...
... to Speak of the Well-Nigh Divine Endowments of Origen in His Presence, into Whose
Hands He Avows Himself to Have Been Led in a Way Beyond All His Expectation. ...
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The Excellence and Utility of Faith.
... being present. And hope is the expectation of the possession of good.
Necessarily, then, is expectation founded on faith. Now he ...
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