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

New Living Translation
Peace has been stripped away, and I have forgotten what prosperity is.

English Standard Version
my soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is;

New American Standard Bible
My soul has been rejected from peace; I have forgotten happiness.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My soul has been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is.

International Standard Version
You have removed peace from my life; I have forgotten what prosperity is.

NET Bible
I am deprived of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is.

New Heart English Bible
You have removed my soul far away from peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"My soul has been kept from enjoying peace. I have forgotten what happiness is.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And my soul is removed far off from peace, I forgot prosperity.

New American Standard 1977
And my soul has been rejected from peace;
            I have forgotten happiness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Vau My soul removed itself far from peace; I forgot about good.

King James 2000 Bible
And you have removed my soul far off from peace: I forgot prosperity.

American King James Version
And you have removed my soul far off from peace: I forgot prosperity.

American Standard Version
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace; I forgat prosperity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Vau. And my soul is removed far off from peace, I have forgotten good things.

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

English Revised Version
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace; I forgat prosperity.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat 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.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Afflictions
16He has broken my teeth with gravel; He has made me cower in the dust. 17My soul has been rejected from peace; I have forgotten happiness. 18So I say, "My strength has perished, And so has my hope from the LORD."…
Cross References
Isaiah 59:11
All of us growl like bears, And moan sadly like doves; We hope for justice, but there is none, For salvation, but it is far from us.

Jeremiah 12:12
"On all the bare heights in the wilderness Destroyers have come, For a sword of the LORD is devouring From one end of the land even to the other; There is no peace for anyone.
Treasury of Scripture

And you have removed my soul far off from peace: I forgot prosperity.

thou

Lamentations 1:16 For these things I weep; my eye, my eye runs down with water, because …

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 …

Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my …

Isaiah 59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, …

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

Jeremiah 14:19 Have you utterly rejected Judah? has your soul loathed Zion? why …

Jeremiah 16:5 For thus said the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither …

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 …

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 …

prosperity. Heb. good

(17) Thou hast removed my soul far off from peace.--The verb is found in this sense in Psalm 88:14. By some critics it is taken as passive, and in the 3rd person feminine. My soul loathes peace, i.e., has lost even the desire of better things; or, My soul is despised of peace, i.e., is shut out from it. But the Authorised version is preferable.

Verse 17. - Thou hast removed my soul; rather, thou hast rejected my soul. The words look like a quotation from Psalm 88:14 (Hebrew, 15), where they are undoubtedly an address to Jehovah. But there is another rendering, which grammatically is equally tenable, and which avoids the strangely abrupt address to God, viz. My soul is rejected (from peace). And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace,.... From the time the city was besieged by the Chaldeans, and now the people was carried captive; who could have no true peace, being in a foreign land, in an enemy's country, and out of their own, and far from the place of divine worship; nor could the prophet have any peace of soul, in the consideration of these things, the city, temple, and nation, being desolate, though he himself was not in captivity.

I forgat prosperity; or "good" (q); he had been so long from the enjoyment of it, that he had lost the idea of it, and was thoughtless about it, never expecting to see it any more.

(q) "bonorum", V. L. "boni", Pagninus, Montanus, Cocceius, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Michaelis. 17. Not only present, but all hope of future prosperity is removed; so much so, that I am as one who never was prosperous ("I forgat prosperity").3:1-20 The prophet relates the more gloomy and discouraging part of his experience, and how he found support and relief. In the time of his trial the Lord had become terrible to him. It was an affliction that was misery itself; for sin makes the cup of affliction a bitter cup. The struggle between unbelief and faith is often very severe. But the weakest believer is wrong, if he thinks that his strength and hope are perished from the Lord.
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