Lamentations 3:19

Lamentations 3:19

Remembering mine affliction and my misery
The miserable affliction of him and his people; the remembrance of which, and poring upon it continually, caused the despondency before expressed: though it may be rendered imperatively, "remember my affliction, and my misery" {s}; so the Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions; and Aben Ezra observes, that the words may be considered as a request to God, and so they seem to be; the prophet, and the people he represents, were not so far gone into despair, as to cast off prayer before God; but once more looked up to him, beseeching that he would, in his great mercy and pity, remember them in their distressed condition, and deliver out of it; for none could do it but himself: the wormwood and the gall;
figurative expressions of bitter and grievous afflictions, ( Lamentations 3:5 Lamentations 3:15 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F19 (rkz) "recordare", Munster, Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus, Cocceius, Michealis.
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