Lamentations 3:43
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New American Standard Bible
You have covered Yourself with anger And pursued us; You have slain and have not spared.

King James Bible
Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast covered thyself with anger, and pursued us; thou hast slain, thou hast not spared.

World English Bible
You have covered with anger and pursued us; you have killed, you have not pitied.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast covered Thyself with anger, And dost pursue us; Thou hast slain -- Thou hast not pitied.

Lamentations 3:43 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

In verses 43-66, far from pardoning, God is still actively punishing His people.

Rather, "Thou hast covered" Thyself "with wrath and pursued (Lamentations 1:3 note) us." The covering (here and in Lamentations 3:44) is that of clothing and enwrapping.

Lamentations 3:43 Parallel Commentaries

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Solitude, 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

The Lord is My Portion. Lam 3:24

John Newton—Olney Hymns

Question Lxxxii of Devotion
I. Is Devotion a Special Kind of Act? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Meaning of the Term "Devotion" S. Augustine, Confessions, XIII. viii. 2 II. Is Devotion an Act of the Virtue of Religion? III. Is Contemplation, that is Meditation, the Cause of Devotion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Causes of Devotion " " On the Devotion of Women IV. Is Joy an Effect of Devotion? Cardinal Cajetan, On Melancholy S. Augustine, Confessions, II. x. I Is Devotion a Special Kind of Act? It is by our acts that we merit. But
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

The Mercy of God
The next attribute is God's goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Psa 33:5. So then this is the next attribute, God's goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their god Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness and greatness, majesty and mercy. God is essentially good in himself and relatively good to us. They are both put together in Psa 119:98. Thou art good, and doest good.' This
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Psalm 83:15
So pursue them with Your tempest And terrify them with Your storm.

Lamentations 2:2
The Lord has swallowed up; He has not spared All the habitations of Jacob. In His wrath He has thrown down The strongholds of the daughter of Judah; He has brought them down to the ground; He has profaned the kingdom and its princes.

Lamentations 2:17
The LORD has done what He purposed; He has accomplished His word Which He commanded from days of old. He has thrown down without sparing, And He has caused the enemy to rejoice over you; He has exalted the might of your adversaries.

Lamentations 2:21
On the ground in the streets Lie young and old; My virgins and my young men Have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of Your anger, You have slaughtered, not sparing.

Lamentations 3:66
You will pursue them in anger and destroy them From under the heavens of the LORD!

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