New American Standard Bible
The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.
King James Bible
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
Darby Bible Translation
It is of Jehovah's loving-kindness we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not;
World English Bible
[It is of] Yahweh's loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassion doesn't fail.
Young's Literal Translation
The kindnesses of Jehovah! For we have not been consumed, For not ended have His mercies.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Verses 22-42 are the center of the present poem, as it also holds the central place in the whole series of the Lamentations. In them the riches of God's grace and mercy are set forth in the brightest colors, but no sooner are they ended than the prophet resumes the language of woe.
That we - He is speaking as the representative of all sufferers.
LibrarySolitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
The Mercy of God
But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them; And often He restrained His anger And did not arouse all His wrath.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
"Go and proclaim these words toward the north and say, 'Return, faithless Israel,' declares the LORD; 'I will not look upon you in anger. For I am gracious,' declares the LORD; 'I will not be angry forever.
'For I am with you,' declares the LORD, 'to save you; For I will destroy completely all the nations where I have scattered you, Only I will not destroy you completely. But I will chasten you justly And will by no means leave you unpunished.'
"For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.
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