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Lamentations 3:26

    Lamentations 3:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is good to go on hoping and quietly waiting for the salvation of the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Lamentations 3:26

    It is good that a man should both hope - Hope is essentially necessary to faith; he that hopes not, cannot believe; if there be no expectation, there can be no confidence. When a man hopes for salvation, he should not only waft for it, but use every means that may lead to it; for hope cannot live, if there be no exercise. If hope become impatient, faith will be impossible: for who can believe for his salvation when his mind is agitated? He must therefore quietly wait. He must expect, and yet be dumb, as the words imply; ever feeling his utter unworthiness; and, without murmuring, struggle into life.

    Barnes' Notes on Lamentations 3:26

    And quietly wait - literally, "and be in silence," i. e. abstain from all complaining.