Hope

  • In God.

    Psalms 39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

    1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

  • In Christ.

    1 Corinthians 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

    1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

  • hope (KJV Dictionary)

  • In God's promises.

    Acts 26:6-7 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: 7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.

  • In the mercy of God.

    Psalms 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

  • Is the work of the Holy Ghost.

    Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

    Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

  • See HOPE in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • OBTAINED THROUGH
    • Grace.

      2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

    • The word.

      Psalms 119:81 CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

    • Bible concordance for HOPE

    • Patience and comfort of the Scriptures.

      Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

    • The gospel.

      Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

      Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

    • Faith.

      Romans 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

    See Hope in McClintock and Strong.

  • The result of experience.

    Romans 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

  • A better hope brought in by Christ.

    Hebrews 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • Good.

      2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

    • Lively.

      1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

    • Sure and steadfast.

      Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

    • Gladdening.

      Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

    • Blessed.

      Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

  • Makes not ashamed.

    Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

  • Triumphs over difficulties.

    Romans 4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

  • Is an encouragement to boldness in preaching.

    2 Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

  • SAINTS
    • Are called to.

      Ephesians 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

    • Rejoice in.

      Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

      Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

    • Have all, the same.

      Ephesians 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

    • Have, in death.

      Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

    • Should abound in.

      Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

    • Should look for the object of.

      Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

    • Should not be ashamed of.

      Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

    • Should hold fast.

      Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

    • Should not be moved from.

      Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

    • Should continue in.

      Psalms 71:14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

      1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

  • Connected with faith and love.

    1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

  • OBJECTS OF;
    • Salvation.

      1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

    • Righteousness.

      Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

    • Christ's glorious appearing.

      Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

    • A resurrection.

      Acts 23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.

      Acts 24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

    • Eternal life.

      Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

      Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

    • Glory.

      Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

      Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

  • Leads to purity.

    1 John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

  • Leads to patience.

    Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

    1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

  • Seek for full assurance of.

    Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

  • Be ready to give an answer concerning.

    1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

  • Encouragement to.

    Hosea 2:15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.

    Zechariah 9:12 Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;

  • Encourage others to.

    Psalms 130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

  • Happiness of.

    Psalms 146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

  • Life is the season of.

    Ecclesiastes 9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

    Isaiah 38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

  • The wicked have no ground for.

    Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

  • OF THE WICKED
    • Is in their worldly possessions.

      Job 31:24 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

    • Shall make them ashamed.

      Isaiah 20:5-6 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory. 6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?

    • Shall perish.

      Job 8:13 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:

      Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

      Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

    • Shall be extinguished in death.

      Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?

  • Illustrated by.

    An Anchor,

    Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

    A helmet,

    1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

  • Exemplified.

    David,

    Psalms 39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

    Paul,

    Acts 24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

    Abraham,

    Romans 4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

    Thessalonians,

    1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

 
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