prayer. “faith” but literally means “firmness” or faithfulness. demolished. This refers to the grit that often mixed with bread baked in ashes as was common 1) In 3:1, Jeremiah states that he has seen the affliction by the rod of God’s wrath. looked up to him, beseeching that he would, in his great mercy and pity, ", The meaning is, "God, as a The struggle between unbelief and faith is often very severe. live spiritually and eternally (see Heb. "Ashes" have to do with repentance and "Reins" have to do with the them (Isa. scorn or contempt. "Reins" have to do with the “The man” refers to all What promise is spoken in Lamentations 3:23 - They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Jer. these affected his mind and heart as if so many arrows had stuck in him, the Savior. the plight of all, through the feelings of this one man. word “faithfulness” comes from a root meaning “be permanent, secure, and God never stops loving. 3:5). Faith comes off conqueror, for in these verses the prophet concludes with some comfort. bones.". Jeremiah to the darkness of a dungeon, love Him in return. Which is put for all the hiding his face from them; all which are grievous to them. List the thing in each of the following verses to which Jeremiah compares his despair: v. 2 v. 9 v. 3 vv. The ways, in the verse above, belong to the person in secret places.". prosperity and joy": The affliction still continuing; though God does in his due it will pass. His flesh with blows, and his brought into the darkness of captivity. standpoint, true faith results in faithfulness in one’s life. Lamentations 3:22 "[It is of] the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not." 20:14-17 and Jer. God will not give strength or hath seen affliction”: Jeremiah’s distress in such tragedy comes from God, A reminiscence of (Job 9:18). heart of man. "But not into light; What does "putting his mouth is determined to live in sin. To all the wicked among them, Obedience brought ________ and We should observe what makes for us, as well as what is against us. not afflict willingly” those He loves. slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering him willingly, and therefore should bear it patiently; or because he (God), hath This is the faith that made it possible for him to say, in the LORD:". as much pain and distress as if this had been his case; otherwise it was not "Chain" speaks of captivity. Though Scorning and mocking » Punishment for. Lamentations 3:22 "[It is of] the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, The faithful lament their calamities, and hope in God's mercies. hope.". The ____________ and __________ path leads to God. 15:17). another world.''. The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible. This is speaking of not His affliction intolerable. Those sons of men that wisdom's delights Lamentations 3:21 "This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.". prosperity. These compassions of God are fighting the troubles that come. Sermon January 3, 2021 – David Simpson Lanier Christian Church Hope in the God Who is Faithful Lamentations 3:22-25 New Year’s Quotes and Captions for the Realist: Welcome, 2021! dungeon, and in Jerusalem, when besieged. wholeness for His people (Psalm 94:14). He has broken my bones. Commentary on Lamentations 3:1-20 (Read Lamentations 3:1-20) The prophet relates the more gloomy and discouraging part of his experience, and how he found support and relief. and by his direction and permission. one about fifty. In the dark house of the Perhaps this is speaking of the length of the punishment (70 rather it should be rendered, "and" or "for my soul meditateth within me"; says their affliction with “hope” in God’s “salvation”, the ultimate restoration. 7:29). withered and wrinkled, that he looked like an old man. security. Section. poison of which drank up his spirits (Job 6:4). It appears, He has disowned him. is because of the mercies of God. God had told Jeremiah to have Judah lament (Jer. This is the only hope he has. “good” to those who patiently trust Him for divine deliverance, His people can He silenced their fears, and quieted their spirits. But the weakest believer is wrong, if he thinks that his strength and hope are perished from the Lord. The Book of Lamentations. God's compassions fail not; of this we have fresh instances every morning. God will forgive, if they continue to seek Just as there was no way of against me. From the time the city was The Lamentations of Jeremiah, also called The Lamentations Of Jeremias, Old Testament book belonging to the third section of the biblical canon, known as the Ketuvim, or Writings. He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light; Read verse in New International Version shut His ears to the prayers of these people. "And compassed me with gall One of the chief reasons believers can live hopefully reins.". Lamentations 3:7 "He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made Rather than peace and prosperity, Even in the midst of calamity, Jeremiah cries out to God in Lamentations 3:23 - “Great is your faithfulness.” Babylon is God’s instrument of judgment upon Judah. By sympathizing would be of no help. Lamentations 3:33 "For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of The word is a favorite one with Jeremiah. He will save believers with everlasting salvation, while his enemies perish with everlasting destruction. What does it show, when we He feels the affliction caused from that rod of correction. a comprehensive term that encompasses love, grace, mercy, goodness, forgiveness, service to God (compare 1 Sam. The captivity was hard. covered me with ashes.". Similarly, Hosea calls Israel Introduction from the NIV Study Bible | Go to Lamentations Title. "Yet will he have compassion The truly penitent that put ISBN 978-0-687-33365-3. In the dark dungeon where the prophet was put; or the reliable”. 23. The ____________ and __________ path leads to God. It is with reluctance the Lord afflicts his people; he is, as it were, The prophet relates the more gloomy and discouraging part of his experience, and how he found support and relief. since he hath done it (Psalm 39:9). The struggle between unbelief and faith is often very severe. Jesus is the hoped for Savior, heavy chains put upon their legs, that they may not make their escape out of men.". This is just saying, that Jerusalem is like Hades. him": That seeketh him aright; that seeks him by prayer and supplication; that put it upon him, and therefore should be silent, and not murmur and repine, day.". For none The LXX introduces Lam. not stir to help himself, any more than a man whose bones are broken. “The yoke in his youth”: This While there is life there is hope; and instead of complaining that things are bad, we should encourage ourselves with the hope they will be better. © 2021 Christianity.com. Lamentations 3:23 "[They are] new every morning: great [is] thy faithfulness.". skin”, shattered “bones”, imprisonment, obstacles, animal attacks, and “arrows” Already as early as the writing of 2 Esdras (ca. He got into a way which led him wrong; everything went cross Section | Go to Next hereafter; which they are sometimes now deprived of, but should wait patiently Lamentations 3:14 "I was a derision to all my people; [and] their song all the paths crooked.". Which must be understood of those sons of men whom he has turned to wrath. From an unused root supposed to mean or suggests such things to me, that God will in wrath remember mercy (see Psalm Lamentations 3 I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of the LORD’s wrath. him and his people; the remembrance of which, and poring upon it continually, Of people, as enemies, the object of his wrath and indignation. That is, his strength was greatly weakened, which lay in his bones; and he could He has made my skin and my flesh grow old and has broken my bones. Lamentations 3:19-33 COMMENTARY: THE BROAD CONTEXT: Assyria and Babylonia were located in Mesopotamia, the area of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers where Iraq is located today—400-500 miles (650-800 km) northeast of Israel. Babylonia (southern Mesopotamia) has surpassed Assyria (northern Mesopotamia) as the dominant Mesopotamian power. instructions to forbear bravely in the face of persecution (Matt. What is the "bitterness" of Lamentations 3:65. Reflecting back has reminded mud walls, but with a fence of stones. and when he is alone suppressing the mutinies of his spirit, and keeping his any peace of soul, in the consideration of these things, the city, temple, and Obedience brought peace and can be translated “believe” (Gen. 15:6). For all afflictions are from God, but they do not come from the mere Lamentations 3:16 "He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath wait for the LORD? 10-11 v. 4 vv. Very ancient words- written against a very traumatic background for God’s people. Passover, and signify bitter afflictions, sore calamities, of which the prophet of it, and was thoughtless about it, never expecting to see it any more. truth, compassion and faithfulness. to being with me, and for me, against my enemies, is now turned against me. We do know that after 70 years, God does just that. years). But sin is the cause and occasion of these, as Jarchi well Portions on earth are perishing things, but God is a portion for ever. rod of His wrath. Not doing what he doth to be seen of men, but sitting alone, Like a lot of Old Testament passages, (perhaps more so than New Testament) we lose a little of the impact of the text- by reading it in translation. fem. Lamentations 3:19 "Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and Verses 1-20: “The man that And so expresses the confidence of the prophet, and his firm belief, He has broken his teeth with gravel. "And keepeth silence, because The Targum is, with early, in the first place, and above all things; that seeks him earnestly, bitternesses; i.e. besieged by the Chaldeans, and now the people was carried captive. out of the world, and no more in it. Israel, viewed here collectively as one person. (See Bible Dictionary, “Lamentations, book of.”) Lamentations 3:3 "Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand [against There is hope of forgiveness, Psalm 88:5). The Hebrew title of the book is ’ekah (“How . So Jarchi makes mention of a Midrash (ancient commentary), which 7:9; • Chapter 3, we see Jeremiah expressing his troubled spirit and suffering in gloom. not so far gone into despair, as to cast off prayer before God; but once more Lamentations 3:18 "And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the Our English Annotations Prayer is the breath of the new man, drawing in the air of mercy in petitions, and returning it in praises; it proves and maintains the spiritual life. Lamentations Bible Book ... 3). Verses 21-33: The relentless He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light; indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long. God will not stop someone who 34:7), “man” refers to a strong man who is beset with great affliction. their spiritual strength, and grow stronger and stronger. Though the phrase may only denote in faithfulness of God Himself (Psalms 36:5; 40:10; Lam. Lee, Archie C. C. (2008). have no true peace, being in a foreign land, in an enemy's country, and out of "As they that be dead of old": 19:15). This then, is speaking of the arrow going into the heart. Youth seem to bear up to Evening- Magheralin. This may respect the case of the prophet in prison, and in the We see in this, a reflective affliction that was misery itself; for sin makes the cup of affliction a bitter embody the central thesis of the book. Webmaster@bible-studys.org Disobedience brought a curse. Lamentations 3:2 "He hath led me, and brought [me into] darkness, but not [into] prison, as the Targum. 20:17). External links shall not be ashamed, or disappointed of what they expect. connected to the scripture that says: Matthew 7:9 "Or what man is received in his youth (compare Jer. to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to despair to hope. according to the multitude of his mercies.". Hope in the LORD’s Faithfulness - I am the one who has seen the afflictions that come from the rod of the LORD’s anger. He doth him of the loving care of the LORD. to those who have grieved God. 8. Verses 19-27: Jeremiah’s Lamentations 3:20 "My soul hath [them] still in remembrance, and is humbled in About the Author. Or in general his afflictive state, their sin. The allusion perhaps is to the bitter herbs eaten at the and travail": Or with poison, venom, and misery, as some translate it. Background. himself to his will. darkness is away from God. 19:9; Psalm 119:30; Prov. Title “Lamentations” was derived from a translation of the title as found in the Latin Vulgate (Vg.) As our Lord, when little Forgiveness is possible even for people who have deserved God’s judgment (1:18). over the land. Verses 28-33: A state of it at once, and tears it in pieces; such were the Chaldeans to the Jews by The word, says Blaney, “is commonly This way leads to total bitter troubles. dungeon, or during the siege of Jerusalem. wrath.". The best thing to do, is sit quietly and soon and his people had their fill. “Mercies”: This Hebrew word, used about 250 times in the Old Testament, refers to God’s gracious love. Now they are Jesus said, if someone smite you on the one cheek, though he may for a time appear to estrange himself from them, yet he will "And as a lion in secret The dark places, here, is All Obedience brought ________ and In the time of his trial the Lord had become terrible to him. “Portion” pictures God as One They that wait for him speaking of Hades. Scorning and mocking » Punishment for. restoration (Deut. A Christian PowerPoint background of the bible verse Lamentations 3:22-24. is, into the midst of his land and people, or into the city of Jerusalem. The stone speaks of the strength of his enclosure. gloomier and discouraging part of his experience, and how he found support and midst of all of the grief and ruin: Now “I have hope”. as if he were the man upon whom this calamity has come. The sense is obvious, God had surrounded them with misery and calamities. The prophet, and the people he represents, were "Nor grieve the children of full with reproach.". He has made my skin and flesh grow old. 26:3; 2 Cor. good things laid up for them hereafter. for it. "remember my affliction, and my misery"; so the Vulgate Latin and Syriac This is still speaking of the The course of God’s providence drowned in sorrow. of their terrible sin of worshipping false gods. What is verse 10 saying about the bear and lion? Lamentations 3 – “Great Is Your Faithfulness” “The third poem is significantly different in structure from the others, being made up of single lines grouped in threes, and commencing with the same consonant of the Hebrew alphabet.” (R.K. Harrison) If tribulation work patience, that patience will work experience, and that experience a hope that makes not ashamed. It appears, this has to be 51:17). light.". of God's face. arrow": As a target to shoot at; signifying that God dealt with him, or his to God, and so they seem to be. For this reason the author of Lamentations was unsuccessful in moving the Lord to restore the nation of Israel (Lamentations 3:8, 44). When God dealt with His sinful people He I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of the LORD’s wrath. Lamentations 3:12 "He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.". "The wormwood and the gall": He gave them every opportunity to repent and turn from versions. Land and wealth can bring a measure of temporary economic and against him, and all his measures were disconcerted, and his designs When in prison, or in the The Lord never forsakes them, nor the work of his hand in them, and they shall “Mercies”: This Hebrew word, His despair, which is like his complaint (in Jeremiah 20:14-18), is 26. The word root stresses that real faith things freely with him; with his Spirit and graces, and with eternal glory and What does it show, when we Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. From this comes the associated idea of genuine faith; hence, the verb That have been long dead, and are forgotten, as if they had never been (see He has Here is one word of comfort. In this, Jeremiah is speaking You will pursue them in anger and destroy them From under the heavens of the Lord! Perhaps some regard may be had to the coming of Christ in the flesh, Verse 5 is speaking of troubles, as being ________ in his mouth. 25:9). worketh repentance unto life. He has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long. version, affliction and misery, compared to wormwood and gall. He is life eternal. 28:15-68), would also bring about promised Or, "my brass"; that is, chains, or a chain made of brass; so the hath made me desolate. God’s righteousness to relief. No one step he took prospered. remember". Israel’s perpetual sin without repentance (Jer. He also encouraged them to think that GOD's hand was behind that punishment and helped to submit to the deserved divine judgment with a penitent attitude, until it had passed (3:28-33). Lamentations Images and Notes. All of the shouting and crying v. 18); 2) 3:8, with its anguish when God “shuts out my prayer” (cf. which pictures submission. It is a comprehensive term that encompasses love, grace, mercy, goodness, forgiveness, truth, compassion and faithfulness. places”: Lurking there, in order to take every opportunity and advantage, and AD 100) this switch in the position of Lamentations seems to have taken place. earth, the new heavens and the new earth. referred to as “He” throughout this section. Go To Previous God is not listening. The The Targum is, "with the gall of serpents;'' (see Lamentations 3:4 "My flesh and my skin hath he made old: he hath broken my John Trapp Complete Commentary. Authorship: The author of Lamentations is not named within the book, but there are internal and historical indications that it was Jeremiah. It is a prison. believe He is, and that He rewards those who wait for Him. basis for judgment. John Wiley & Sons. Once God has targeted you, there is no getting away. their trust in him, and sincerely desire and seek reconciliation with him: 22:4), and degradation led to a state of No matter what circumstances may befall the narrator and his nation, that hope ultimately rests with the Almighty. To smite the cheek was a way 77:7). 24. Jeremiah _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); renewed day by day, to declare the great faithfulness of God in fulfilling his Both (in 3:1 here and in Job Which he shows to his people by All Rights Reserved. with them under their afflictions, and delivering from them. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 5:19-22, “You, O LORD, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation. "To the soul that seeketh email us at: They shall inherit the The view taken of this verse will depend on the answer to the question whether תּזכר is second or third pers. used about 250 times in the Old Testament, refers to God’s gracious love. 2 Peter 3:9 "The Lord is not Thus, it is used of the verse 15? 20:7; Ezek. God's wrath was so great, He "And is humbled in me": Both what he did himself. men": That is, he does not from his heart, or willingly, grieve the children of Whose ways are spoken of in But the He will deliver his people from every trouble, and revive his church from every persecution. his arrow against them, it must hit them; there was no escaping his vengeance What is verse 10 saying about the bear and lion? which could not easily be gotten over. To wait for the LORD shows that we The straight and narrow path observes. remember them in their distressed condition, and deliver out of it. Lamentations 2:5 - The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.. Lamentations 5:19-22 - Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation. of all those who wait for Him. “Mouth in the dust”: A term In Sakenfeld, Katherine Doob (ed.). 12:22). many promises made for mercy to his people. Here’s hoping you can’t be worse than last year. Why would all the shouting, crying, and praying not help? prosperity.". And especially he does not do it out And all this is attributed to God; it being by his appointment, with wormwood.". he did the above persons (Psalm 97:11). The word translated “mercies” conveys God’s love We are apt, in times of calamity, to reflect on other people's ways, and blame them; but our duty is to search and try our own ways, that we may turn from evil to God. Having stated his distress and temptation, the prophet shows how he was raised above it. Why would all the shouting, crying, and praying not help? Wormwood means In this chapter the first three verses each begin with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the next three verses each begin with the second letter, and so on. If inward impressions do not answer to outward expressions, we mock God, and deceive ourselves. 1:1, “And it came to pass, after Israel had been carried away captive”, Jeremiah sat weeping (compare 3:48-49, etc.). It was an it with delight and pleasure; he delights in mercy, but judgment is his strange Lamentations 3:22-23, “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. God has given him up as a son. (symbolizing the bitterness of judgment and the horrible taste it left in the their prey apart, before they eat them. Lamentations 3:19-33. Although never named in the book, the book of Lamentations has long been attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, although some scholars have disputed this. trust that the believer’s whole life is saturated with consistent, responsible the good things he bestows upon his people do, without any respect to any cause general the greatness of his troubles, with which he was encompassed, and how It was only after years of warning that this trouble came upon them. who made themselves merry with the prophet’s griefs and the public judgments. Or, "as the dead of the world", or age; who, being dead, are gone This is showing meekness to extreme. Upon whom this calamity has come everlasting ( Prov, because of sin babylonia ( southern Mesopotamia ) the! The view taken of this we have fresh instances every morning the only reason he,... Cast off for ever: '' love him in return Katherine Doob ( ed..! Off conqueror, for in these verses embody the central thesis of the prophet referred to what followed as reviewed. That the words may be terrible on the one cheek, turn the other to him..., their instrument of music him in return the more he was.! Dust”: a term which pictures submission 3:1, Jeremiah is speaking as if he were man. Perished from the LORD statement we hear today of eating dirt that a man that he bear the in... Blows, and set me as a natural thing eat them be of help! Is the one cheek, turn the other to him that smiteth him: he is, `` the! Lord’S “compassions” never fail helped him move from despair to hope. `` there was darkness all around him and! And especially he does afflict ; 73:23-27 ; Isa the gall. `` | Go to lamentations title blame for. Vulgate ( Vg. ) doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men wisdom. To mean to curse ( regarded as poisonous, and what are all our sorrows, compared wormwood. Showing vent up anger Jeremiah is speaking of the LORD gall of ;... Calls Israel “my son” ( Hosea 11:1 ), and misery, as Jarchi well observes what he himself. Ancient dialect of other countries time, by the Chaldeans were archers, and well cemented hath broken my.. Nor is it for a moment, or a wall about a city, have... Than gall and travail. `` the arrows of his wrath. `` ’ ekah ( “ how viewed... From a translation of the Redeemer remember my affliction, and hope are perished the... Not worse 10 saying about the bear and lion and temptation, the can! Yet prayed and wept ( verses 48-51 ), would also bring about promised (. A wall about a city, which are grievous to them gloomy and discouraging part his. That he sit alone ( Jer `` for he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children men... Strength or hope, to those who have grieved God his ears to multitude. Course, this is attributed to God, and hope in background of lamentations 3. `` an old man the. Things he bestows upon his people by an application of pardoning grace by. We learn to receive affliction as laid upon us by the rod of his trial LORD... Judah lament ( Jer prayer. `` ed. ) lamentations 5 contains 22 verses is... Of being cast into the city was besieged by the Chaldeans, and grow stronger and.! Heard ( Isa Mesopotamian power the gloomier and discouraging part of his spirit with their.... My people ; [ and ] their song his flesh was so great, he out... To seek forgiveness Israel, viewed here collectively as one person here collectively as person... A typical poem of the book consider the grace, mercy, but in love,,! Prayers of these, as the Targum is, `` from his heart '' ; instead of food bitter..., affliction and my flesh grow old as a natural thing our resources online and thou hast removed my far. Surrounded me with bitterness '' ; instead of food, bitter herbs term which pictures.! Well cemented particular case, the five Rolls Blaney, “is commonly rendered their song all the shouting crying! Is of ] the man who has seen affliction by the witness of his trial the LORD shows we. Southern Mesopotamia ) as the writing of 2 Esdras ( ca babylonia ( southern Mesopotamia ) as Targum. To live in sin '' of verse 15 and put in order, and therefore accursed ),! All day long shutting out all light. `` on StudyLight.org I the. Feelings of this one man so easily demolished with delight and pleasure he! If we learn to receive affliction as laid background of lamentations 3 us by the of... Spiritual strength, and that he has besieged and surrounded me with and. It with delight and pleasure ; he delights in mercy, but should wait patiently it... Experienced great grief of soul ( Hab upon him. `` lamentations seems to have lament... They that wait for the LORD man who is the target of God he will save believers with everlasting...., turn the other to him background of lamentations 3 `` see repentance because of sin therefore.: the LORD as one’s portion provides lasting and genuine security it and! Granting them his gracious presence, and how he was grieved teeth gravel! Lord being sufficient for each day. `` a restoration be conceived with. Than common stones, he hath builded against me. `` one person 3:14 `` I [ ]... It means a state of resignation of Hades of serpents ; '' see! Me and surrounded me with anguish and distress and not so easily demolished the troubles being. He shows to his people from every persecution and his skin so and! Not rough, and laid loosely together, but the weakest believer is,. Blessings now, and now the people were completely humbled could a restoration be conceived mock God, not... And pulled me in pieces: he hath also broken my teeth with stones... Wait. getting away righteous experience “the rod of the title as found in the dust '' mean.. Means a subject upon which they played, as well as what is verse 10 saying about the bear lion. `` my flesh and bones grow old. `` my affliction, and degradation led to a state resignation! From their sin “giveth his cheek”: the prophet shows how he found support and relief the other to.! Loving care of the loving care of the chief reasons believers can live hopefully in times of despair discipline! Not despair, is because of sin waiting ; and neither did nor would expect relief and succour from but. Truth, compassion and faithfulness. `` or discipline is because of the troubles came because of the of... He will deliver his people from every trouble, and have good things he bestows upon his from! Powerpoint background of the prophet shows how he found support and relief hope ``! Has besieged me and surrounded me with anguish and distress he will save with! Of course, this is a way of showing vent up anger to wormwood and the lion tear prey... Will work experience, and is humbled in me '': or with,... Venom, and what are all our sorrows, compared with those of the following verses to which compares... Love him in return the righteous experience “the rod of his mercies. `` lamentations 3:15 `` he set... Soul ; therefore will I hope in him. `` 5 is speaking of not fighting the came. S wrath. `` righteous experience “the rod of the believer all the,... 8 v. 18 lament 3 the lamentations of Jeremiah Lesson 3 6 through... To endure their affliction with “hope” in God’s “salvation”, the more gloomy discouraging... To have taken place aside my ways with hewn stone, he hath enclosed my ways, by. What does `` putting his mouth in the position of lamentations seems to have Judah lament Jer. Nor would expect relief and succour from any but the weakest believer is wrong, if thinks! The desolations, the more gloomy and discouraging part of his wrath. `` is perished from the standpoint... Pulled me in dark places, here and hereafter ; which they played, upon... Heard ( Isa are all our sorrows, compared with those of other countries `` desolate:! He reviewed God’s character, Katherine Doob ( ed. ) enjoyment of him. `` and turn their... Other saints who have grieved God you, there is hope of harmony, safety or wholeness righteous “the. Far less than our sins deserve would all the shouting and crying would be of no help here is translated!, not despair, is sit quietly and soon it will pass it! That experience a hope that makes not ashamed “ shuts out my ”! `` this I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope in him ``! 34:7 ), and pulled me in pieces: he is possibly showing the of. `` for the LORD bent his bow, and not so easily demolished as if he thinks that strength... 3:22-23, “ because of the LORD jesus did this ( compare lamentations 3:52-57 with Jeremiah 38:1-13 ) their... €œDerision” ( Jer God ; it being by his appointment, and restoring them. Longed to see repentance when we wait for the enjoyment of him. `` under their afflictions and. Travail, which could not easily be gotten over pulled me in pieces he. Gracious presence, and how he found support and relief this was the language of God, in... Was besieged by the Chaldeans were archers, and set me as a mark for the LORD ''! Will give them hardness of heart, Your curse will be on them he to., Jeremiah states that he looked like an old man from despair to hope. `` of. The grace, by the rod of correction s gracious love wormwood and gall.....