Lamentations 3:23

23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

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Lamentations 3:23 in Other Translations

23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
23 They're created new every morning. How great your faithfulness!
23 They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!

Lamentations 3:23 Meaning and Commentary

Lamentations 3:23

[They are] new every morning
That is, the tender mercies or compassions of God are, which prove that they fail not; there are instances of them every day, not only in a temporal, but in a spiritual sense; they are ever new, always fresh and vigorous, constant and perpetual; such are the love, grace, and mercy of God, though of old, yet daily renewed in the manifestations thereof; and which make a morning of spiritual light, joy, and comfort; and whenever it is morning with the saints, they have new discoveries of the love of God to them; and these indeed are a bright morning to them, a morning without clouds; great [is] thy faithfulness;
some render it "thy faith concerning thee" {y}; this is a great grace, it is the gift of God, the operation of his Spirit, and to exercise it is a great thing; to this purpose is Jarchi's note,

``great is thy promise, and a great thing it is to believe in thee, that it shall be performed, and that thou wilt observe or keep what thou hast promised to us;''
but the attribute of God's faithfulness is rather meant; which is another reason why the people of God are not consumed, since that never fails; God is faithful to himself, and cannot deny himself; he is faithful to his counsels and purposes, which shall be truly accomplished; and to his covenant and promises, which shall be fulfilled; and to his Son, the surety and Saviour of his people.

F25 (Ktnwma) "fides tua", V. L. Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "fides quae est de te", Pagninus.

Lamentations 3:23 In-Context

21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;

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  • 1. S Exodus 34:6; Zephaniah 3:5
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