Lamentations 3:19

19 Remembering[a] mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

Lamentations 3:19 Meaning and Commentary

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 ) .


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

Lamentations 3:19 In-Context

17 And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.
18 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:
19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Remembering: or, Remember
The King James Version is in the public domain.