Hope of their fathers

The Hebrew word miqweh means “to wait or look for with eager expectation.” So, when the Bible says that God was the Hope of their fathers it means that the ancestors of Israel looked to God in anticipation of the good things that He would do for them. He continues to be the object of our hope and will never fail us.

Hope of their fathers (Miqweh avotehem) pictured in the Hebrew text of Jeremiah 50:7.

Hope of their fathers (Miqweh avotehem) in the Hebrew text of Jeremiah 50:7.

Hope of their fathers in Hebrew:

Miqweh ’avotehem

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 4723a, 1

Bible reference: Jer. 50:7

All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, “We offend not, because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice, even the Lord, the hope of their fathers.” (Jeremiah 50:7 KJV)

The NIV has “Hope of their ancestors” in this verse.

Similar names for God are “Hope of Israel” and “My Hope.”

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