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Lamentations 3:22

    Lamentations 3:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    It is of Jehovah's lovingkindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is through the Lord's love that we have not come to destruction, because his mercies have no limit.

    Webster's Revision

    It is of Jehovah's lovingkindnesses that 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 3:22

    It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed - Being thus humbled, and seeing himself and his sinfulness in a proper point of view, he finds that God, instead of dealing with him in judgment, has dealt with him in mercy; and that though the affliction was excessive, yet it seas less than his iniquity deserved. If, indeed, any sinner be kept out of hell, it is because God's compassion faileth not.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 3:22

    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.