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

New Living Translation
The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease.

English Standard Version
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;

New American Standard Bible
The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because of the LORD's faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end.

International Standard Version
Because of the LORD's gracious love we are not consumed, since his compassions never end.

NET Bible
The LORD's loyal kindness never ceases; his compassions never end.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the LORD's mercy. We were not completely wiped out. His compassion is never limited.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Chet It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed because his mercies never diminish.

King James 2000 Bible
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Heth. The mercies of the Lord that we are not consumed: because his commiserations have not failed.

Darby Bible Translation
It is of Jehovah's loving-kindness we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
It is of the LORD'S mercies 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.

Young's Literal Translation
The kindnesses of Jehovah! For we have not been consumed, For not ended have His mercies.
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

Verses 22-36. - RESIGNATION AND HOPEFULNESS. Verse 22. - It is of the Lord's mercies, etc.; literally, The Lord's mercies that we are not consumed. But the "we" is difficult, especially considering that in ver. 23 (which is clearly parallel) the subject of the sentence is, not "we," but "the Lord's mercies." Hence it is probable that the reading of the Targum and the Peshite (adopted by Thenius, Ewald, and Bickell) is correct, "The Lord's mercies, verily they cease not" (tammu for tamnu).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed,.... It was true of the prophet, that he died not in prison, or in the dungeon; and of the people of the Jews, who though many of them perished by the sword, famine, and pestilence, yet God did not make a full end of them, according to his gracious promise, Jeremiah 30:11; but left them a seed, a remnant, from whence the Messiah, the mercy promised, should come, and to which it was owing they were not utterly cut off for their sins: nor are any of the Lord's special people ever consumed; their estates may be consumed, and so may their bodies by wasting diseases, and at last by death; but not their souls, not only as to their being, but as to their well being, here and hereafter; though their peace, joy, and comfort, may be gone for a while, through temptation, desertion, and the prevalence of corruption; and they may be in declining circumstances, as to the exercise of grace, yet the principle itself can never be lost; faith, hope, and love, will abide; nor can they eternally perish, or be punished with an everlasting destruction: all which is to be ascribed not to their own strength to preserve themselves, nor to any want of desert in them to be destroyed, or of power in God to consume them; but to his "mercies" and "goodnesses", the multitude of them; for there is an abundance of mercy, grace, and goodness in God, and various are the instances of it; as in the choice of his people to grace and glory; in the covenant of grace, and the blessings of it they are interested in; in redemption by Christ; in regeneration by his Spirit; in the forgiveness of their sins; and in their complete salvation; which are all so many reasons why they are not, and shall not be, consumed. The words may be rendered, "the mercies" or "goodnesses of the Lord, for they are not consumed", or, "that the mercies of the Lord", &c. (w) Jarchi observes, that "tamnu" is as "tammu"; the "nun" being inserted, according to Aben Ezra, instead of doubling the letter "mem"; and the former makes the sense to be this, in connection with the Lamentations 3:21; "this I recall to mind the mercies of the Lord, that they are not consumed"; to which agrees the Targum,

"the goodnesses, of the Lord, for they cease not;''

and so the Septuagint, "the mercies of the Lord, for they have not left me"; and to the same sense the Syriac version is, "the mercies of the Lord, for they have no end", and Aben Ezra's note on the text is almost in the same words,

"for there is no end to the mercies of God;''

because his compassions fail not; or, "his tender mercies" (x); of which he is full, and which are bestowed in a free and sovereign way, and are the spring of all good things, and a never failing one they are; and this is another reason why the Lord's people are not consumed, and never shall, because of the mercies of the Lord, since these shall never fail; for though they are, yet should they fail, they might be consumed; but these are from everlasting to everlasting, and are kept with Christ their covenant head; see Psalm 103:17.

(w) "quod misericordiae Jehovae deficiunt", vel "defecerunt", so some in Vatablus; "studia Jehovae quod non defecerunt", Cocceius. (x) "miserationes ejus", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22-24. (Mal 3:6).

Lamentations 3:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jeremiah's Hope
21This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. 22The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. 23They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.…
Cross References
Psalm 78:38
Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath.

Psalm 103:10
he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

Jeremiah 3:12
Go, proclaim this message toward the north: "'Return, faithless Israel,' declares the LORD, 'I will frown on you no longer, for I am faithful,' declares the LORD, 'I will not be angry forever.

Jeremiah 30:11
I am with you and will save you,' declares the LORD. 'Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.'

Malachi 3:6
"I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
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It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

of

Ezra 9:8,9,13-15 And now for a little space grace has been showed from the LORD our …

Nehemiah 9:31 Nevertheless for your great mercies' sake you did not utterly consume …

Psalm 78:38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed …

Psalm 106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to …

Ezekiel 20:8,9,13,14,21,22 But they rebelled against me, and would not listen to me: they did …

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.

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Psalm 77:8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? does his promise fail for ever more?

Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, long …

Micah 7:18,19 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

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