Lamentations 3:17
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New International Version
I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is.

King James Bible
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I have forgotten prosperity.

World English Bible
You have removed my soul far off from peace; I forgot prosperity.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou castest off from peace my soul, I have forgotten prosperity.

Lamentations 3:17 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Those hast removed my soul - Prosperity is at such an utter distance from me, that it is impossible I should ever reach it; and as to happiness, I have forgotten whether I have ever tasted of it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou

Lamentations 1:16 For these things I weep; my eye, my eye runs down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me...

Psalm 119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not your statutes.

Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption...

Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from you...

Isaiah 59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

Jeremiah 8:15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!

Jeremiah 14:19 Have you utterly rejected Judah? has your soul loathed Zion? why have you smitten us, and there is no healing for us?...

Jeremiah 16:5 For thus said the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them...

Zechariah 8:10 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast...

I forgat

Genesis 41:30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt...

Job 7:7 O remember that my life is wind: my eye shall no more see good.

Jeremiah 20:14-18 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bore me be blessed...

prosperity. Heb. good

Library
February the Twenty-Fourth Moving Towards Daybreak
"He hath brought me into darkness, but not into light." --LAMENTATIONS iii. 1-9. But a man may be in darkness, and yet in motion toward the light. I was in the darkness of the subway, and it was close and oppressive, but I was moving toward the light and fragrance of the open country. I entered into a tunnel in the Black Country in England, but the motion was continued, and we emerged amid fields of loveliness. And therefore the great thing to remember is that God's darknesses are not His goals;
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

"And we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
Isaiah lxiv. 6.--"And we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." Here they join the punishment with the deserving cause, their uncleanness and their iniquities, and so take it upon them, and subscribe to the righteousness of God's dealing. We would say this much in general--First, Nobody needeth to quarrel God for his dealing. He will always be justified when he is judged. If the Lord deal more sharply with you than with others, you may judge there is a difference
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

The Ambassadors from Babylon
In the midst of his prosperous reign King Hezekiah was suddenly stricken with a fatal malady. "Sick unto death," his case was beyond the power of man to help. And the last vestige of hope seemed removed when the prophet Isaiah appeared before him with the message, "Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live." Isaiah 38:1. The outlook seemed utterly dark; yet the king could still pray to the One who had hitherto been his "refuge and strength, a very present help
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Meditations for one that is Like to Die.
If thy sickness be like to increase unto death, then meditate on three things:--First, How graciously God dealeth with thee. Secondly, From what evils death will free thee. Thirdly, What good death will bring unto thee. The first sort of Meditations are, to consider God's favourable dealing with thee. 1. Meditate that God uses this chastisement of thy body but as a medicine to cure thy soul, by drawing thee, who art sick in sin, to come by repentance unto Christ, thy physician, to have thy soul healed
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Isaiah 59:11
We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away.

Jeremiah 12:12
Over all the barren heights in the desert destroyers will swarm, for the sword of the LORD will devour from one end of the land to the other; no one will be safe.

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