Lamentations 3:19

19 I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.

Read Lamentations 3:19 Using Other Translations

Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall!
The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words.

What does Lamentations 3:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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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