But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
a. NLT: But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)
b. NIV: But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
c. YLT: and if what we do not behold we hope for, through continuance we expect it.
d. Amplified Bible Classic: But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience andcomposure.
e. Worrell Translation: But, if we hope for that which we see not, we wait for it with patience.
1. But if we hope for that we see not
a. but [1161 * de] [Strong: a primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.:--also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).]
b. if [1487 * ei] [Strong: a primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.:--forasmuch as, if, that, (al-)though, whether.]
c. we hope [1679 * elpizo] [Strong: from 1680; to expect or confide:--(have, thing) hope(-d) (for), trust.]
d. for that [3739 * hos, including feminine he hay, and neuter ho] [Strong: probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588); the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that:--one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc.]
e. we see [991 * blepo] [Strong: a primary verb; to look at (literally or figuratively):--behold, beware, lie, look (on, to), perceive, regard, see, sight, take heed.]
f. not [3756 * ou, also (before a vowel) ouk, and (before an aspirate) ouch] [Strong: a primary word; the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not:--+ long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but.]
2. “…then do we with patience wait for it.”
a. then do we…wait for [553 * apekdechomai] [Strong: from 575 and 1551; to expect fully:--look (wait) foreign.]
b. with [1223 * dia] [Strong: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional):--after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.]
c. patience [5281 * hupomone] [Strong: from 5278; cheerful (or hopeful) endurance, constancy:--enduring, patience, patient continuance (waiting).]