Lamentations 3:21

21 This I recall[a] to my mind, therefore have I hope.

Lamentations 3:21 Meaning and Commentary

Lamentations 3:21

This I recall to my mind
Not affliction and misery, but the Lord's remembrance of his people; what he had been used to do, and would do again; and particularly what follows, the abundant mercy of God, and his great faithfulness; these things the prophet fetched back to his mind; and revolved them in his heart; says he, and therefore have I hope;
this revived his hope, which he was ready to say was perished from the Lord, and there was no foundation for it; but now he saw there was, and therefore took heart, and encouraged himself in the grace and mercy of God.

Lamentations 3:21 In-Context

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.
22 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. recall...: Heb. make to return to my heart
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