Lamentations 3:58

58 Lord, you are my lawyer! Plead my case! For you have redeemed 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.


FOOTNOTES:

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

Lamentations 3:58 In-Context

56 You heard me when I cried, “Listen to my pleading! Hear my cry for help!”
57 Yes, you came when I called; you told me, “Do not fear.”
58 Lord, you are my lawyer! Plead my case! For you have redeemed my life.
59 You have seen the wrong they have done to me, LORD . Be my judge, and prove me right.
60 You have seen the vengeful plots my enemies have laid against me.