Lamentations 3:28
New International Version
Let him sit alone in silence, for the LORD has laid it on him.

New Living Translation
Let them sit alone in silence beneath the LORD’s demands.

English Standard Version
Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him;

Berean Study Bible
Let him sit alone in silence, for God has disciplined him.

King James Bible
He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.

New King James Version
Let him sit alone and keep silent, Because God has laid it on him;

New American Standard Bible
Let him sit alone and keep quiet, Since He has laid it on him.

NASB 1995
Let him sit alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him.

NASB 1977
Let him sit alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him.

Amplified Bible
Let him sit alone [in hope] and keep quiet, Because God has laid it on him [for his benefit].

Christian Standard Bible
Let him sit alone and be silent, for God has disciplined him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let him sit alone and be silent, for God has disciplined him.

American Standard Version
Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he hath laid it upon him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yodh He will sit alone and he will be silent, because he has taken your yoke upon himself

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He will sit alone, and be silent, because he has borne it upon him.

Contemporary English Version
and to sit silently alone, if this is what the LORD intends.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jod. He shall sit solitary, and hold his peace: because he hath taken it up upon himself.

English Revised Version
Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he hath laid it upon him.

Good News Translation
When we suffer, we should sit alone in silent patience;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They should sit alone and remain silent because the LORD has laid these burdens on them.

International Standard Version
He is to sit apart and remain silent, because the LORD has laid it upon him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let him sit alone and keep silence, Because He hath laid it upon him.

Literal Standard Version
He sits alone, and is silent, For He has laid [it] on him.

NET Bible
Let a person sit alone in silence, when the LORD is disciplining him.

New Heart English Bible
Let him sit alone and keep silence when he is disciplining him.

World English Bible
Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he has laid it on him.

Young's Literal Translation
He sitteth alone, and is silent, For He hath laid it upon him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Hope
27It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is still young. 28Let him sit alone in silence, for God has disciplined him. 29Let him bury his face in the dust—perhaps there is still hope.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 15:17
I never sat with the band of revelers, nor did I celebrate with them. Because Your hand was on me, I sat alone, for You have filled me with indignation.

Lamentations 3:27
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is still young.


Treasury of Scripture

He sits alone and keeps silence, because he has borne it on him.

Lamentations 2:10
The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

Psalm 39:9
I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.

Psalm 102:7
I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.









(28) He sitteth alone . . .--Better, Let him sit alone, and keep silence when He (Jehovah) hath laid it (the yoke) upon him; and so in the next verses, Let him put his mouth . . . Let him give his cheek.

Verses 28-30. - He sitteth alone, etc.; rather, Let him sit alone... let him keep silence (ver. 28)... let him put (ver. 29)... let him give... let him be filled (ver. 30). The connection is - since it is good for a man to be afflicted, let him sit still, when trouble is sent, and resign himself to bear it. Verse 28. - Because he hath borne it; rather, when he (viz. God) hath laid it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Let him sit
יֵשֵׁ֤ב (yê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

alone
בָּדָד֙ (bā·ḏāḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 910: Isolation, separation

in silence,
וְיִדֹּ֔ם (wə·yid·dōm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1826: To be dumb, to be astonished, to stop, to perish

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

God has disciplined
נָטַ֖ל (nā·ṭal)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5190: To lift, to impose

him.
עָלָֽיו׃ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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