New American Standard Bible
For He does not afflict willingly Or grieve the sons of men.
King James Bible
For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
Darby Bible Translation
for he doth not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men.
World English Bible
For he does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.
Young's Literal Translation
For He hath not afflicted with His heart, Nor doth He grieve the sons of men.
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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
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.
"The Almighty-- we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.
Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.
It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.
For the LORD will rise up as at Mount Perazim, He will be stirred up as in the valley of Gibeon, To do His task, His unusual task, And to work His work, His extraordinary work.
To crush under His feet All the prisoners of the land,
"Say to them, 'As I live!' declares the Lord GOD, 'I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?'
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