Let Israel hope in the LORD from now on and for ever.
Tennyson sings of "the mighty hopes which makes us men." Have you ever thought of the worst loss which can come to a man? Loss of property? That is a sad loss, but not the worst. Loss of friends? That is a sad loss, but not the worst. Loss of opportunity? Nor is that the worst of losses. Loss of hope, when the heart dies, and the courage fails, and the hands hang listlessly, and a man begins only and sadly to drudge — this, the loss of hope, is the blackest loss. "I've just got back from Washington, where I've been since the election, trying to get an appointment," said a politician. "Gave up hope, eh?" said a sympathizing friend. "Oh no," was the quick reply. "I came home to hope. It's cheaper to hope here." I like that: hope any way. Get, if you must, the cheapest place to hope, but hope!"
(W. Hoyt, D. D.).
Parallel VersesKJV: Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.