Lamentations 3:21
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New International Version
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:

New Living Translation
Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this:

English Standard Version
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

New American Standard Bible
This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.

King James Bible
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet I call this to mind, and therefore I have hope:

International Standard Version
This is what comes to mind, and therefore I have hope:

NET Bible
But this I call to mind; therefore I have hope:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The reason I can [still] find hope is that I keep this one thing in mind:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Zain This shall go down into my heart; therefore I shall wait.

King James 2000 Bible
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

American King James Version
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

American Standard Version
This I recall to my mind; therefore have I hope.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Zain. These things I shall think over in my heart, therefore will I hope.

Darby Bible Translation
This I recall to heart, therefore have I hope.

English Revised Version
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

Webster's Bible Translation
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

World English Bible
This I recall to my mind; therefore have I hope.

Young's Literal Translation
This I turn to my heart -- therefore I hope.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:21-36 Having stated his distress and temptation, the prophet shows how he was raised above it. Bad as things are, it is owing to the mercy of God that they are not worse. We should observe what makes for us, as well as what is against us. God's compassions fail not; of this we have fresh instances every morning. Portions on earth are perishing things, but God is a portion for ever. It is our duty, and will be our comfort and satisfaction, to hope and quietly to wait for the salvation of the Lord. Afflictions do and will work very much for good: many have found it good to bear this yoke in their youth; it has made many humble and serious, and has weaned them from the world, who otherwise would have been proud and unruly. If tribulation work patience, that patience will work experience, and that experience a hope that makes not ashamed. Due thoughts of the evil of sin, and of our own sinfulness, will convince us that it is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed. If we cannot say with unwavering voice, The Lord is my portion; may we not say, I desire to have Him for my portion and salvation, and in his word do I hope? Happy shall we be, if we learn to receive affliction as laid upon us by the hand of God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - This I recall to my mind, etc.; viz. that thou wilt remember me, or, thy faithfulness (ver. 20). Here again there appears to be a reminiscence of a passage in Psalm 42. (ver. 4). Others suppose that "this" refers to the following verses; but in this case a new section would begin in the middle of a triad (the triad of verses beginning with zayin), which is certainly improbable.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

This I recall to my mind,.... Not affliction and misery, but the Lord's remembrance of his people; what he had been used to do, and would do again; and particularly what follows, the abundant mercy of God, and his great faithfulness; these things the prophet fetched back to his mind; and revolved them in his heart; says he,

and therefore have I hope; this revived his hope, which he was ready to say was perished from the Lord, and there was no foundation for it; but now he saw there was, and therefore took heart, and encouraged himself in the grace and mercy of God.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. This—namely, what follows; the view of the divine character (La 3:22, 23). Calvin makes "this" refer to Jeremiah's infirmity. His very weakness (La 3:19, 20) gives him hope of God interposing His strength for him (compare Ps 25:11, 17; 42:5, 8; 2Co 12:9, 10).

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Lamentations 3:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jeremiah's Hope
20Surely my soul remembers And is bowed down within me. 21This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. 22The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.…
Cross References
Psalm 130:7
Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.

Lamentations 3:22
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
Treasury of Scripture

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

recall to my mind. Heb. make to return to my heart

Psalm 77:7-11 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favorable no more…

therefore

Lamentations 3:24-29 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him…

Psalm 119:81 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word.

Psalm 130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and …

Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall …

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