Lamentations 3:24

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

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Lamentations 3:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
ESV
24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."
NLT
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”
MSG
24 I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over). He's all I've got left.
CSB
24 I say: The Lord is my portion, therefore 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.

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Cross References 1

  • 1. S Psalms 119:57; Psalms 16:5
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