Luke 2:38; Luke 23:51; Isaiah 25:9; Mark 15:43; Genesis 49:18

38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were swaiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

51 who had not consented to their decision and action; and he zwas looking for the kingdom of God.

It will be said on that day,

Behold, this is our God; zwe have waited for him, that he might save us.

This is the Lord; we have waited for him;

alet us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

43 Joseph of Arimathea, ma respected member of the council, who nwas also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

18  I wwait for your salvation, O Lord.