Lamentations 3:58

58 You, Lord, took up my case; you redeemed my life.

Lamentations 3:58 in Other Translations

58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.
58 "You have taken up my cause, O Lord; you have redeemed my life.
58 Lord, you are my lawyer! Plead my case! For you have redeemed my life.
58 "You took my side, Master; you brought me back alive!
58 You defend my cause, Lord; You redeem my life.

Lamentations 3:58 Meaning and Commentary

Lamentations 3:58

O Lord, thou hast pleaded the cause of my soul
Or, causes of "my soul", or "life" F21; such as concerned his soul and life: not one only, but many of them; and this respects not Jeremiah only, and the Lord's pleading his cause against Zedekiah and his nobles; but the people of the Jews in former times, when in Egypt, and in the times of the judges: thou hast redeemed my life;
by delivering out of the pit and dungeon, where it was in danger; and not only him, but the whole body of the people of old out of Egypt, and out of the hands of their enemies, the Philistines and others.


F21 (yvpn ybyr) "causas animaa meae", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

Lamentations 3:58 In-Context

56 You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.”
57 You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.”
58 You, Lord, took up my case; you redeemed my life.
59 LORD, you have seen the wrong done to me. Uphold my cause!
60 You have seen the depth of their vengeance, all their plots against me.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Jeremiah 51:36
  • 2. Psalms 34:22; S Jeremiah 50:34
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