Lamentations 3:24

24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

Lamentations 3:24 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
English Standard Version (ESV)
24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."
New Living Translation (NLT)
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”
The Message Bible (MSG)
24 I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over). He's all I've got left.
American Standard Version (ASV)
24 Jehovah is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
24 My soul can say, 'The LORD is my lot [in life]. That is why I find hope in him.'
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
24 I say: The Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
24 I say to myself, "The LORD is everything I will ever need. So I will put my hope in him."

Lamentations 3:24 Meaning and Commentary

Lamentations 3:24

The Lord [is] my portion, saith my soul
The prophet, or the church, whom he represents, rises and increases in the exercise of faith; from considering the mercies, compassions, and faithfulness of God, concludes a sure and firm interest in him, as a portion and inheritance. The Lord is the portion of his people in life and in death, in time and to eternity; all he is, and has, is theirs; they are heirs of him, and shall enjoy him for ever, and therefore shall not be consumed; he is a portion large and full, inexpressibly rich and great, a soul satisfying one, and will last for ever. And happy are those, who from their hearts, and with their souls, under a testimony of the Spirit of God to their spirits, and through a gracious experience of him, can say he is their portion and exceeding great reward, as the church here did; and these may say with her, as follows: therefore will I hope in him:
for deliverance from all evils and enemies; for present supplies of grace; and for the enjoyment of future glory and happiness.

Lamentations 3:24 In-Context

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;
26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Psalms 119:57; Psalms 16:5
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