New International Version
For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.
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.
Lamentations 3:33 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For he doth not afflict willingly - It is no pleasure to God to afflict men. He takes no delight in our pain and misery: yet, like a tender and intelligent parent, he uses the rod; not to gratify himself, but to profit and save us.
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willingly. Heb. from his heart
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"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; …
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"And we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
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Meditations for one that is Like to Die.
They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.
The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon-- to do his work, his strange work, and perform his task, his alien task.
To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land,
Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?'
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