Lamentations 3:24
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New International Version
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."

New Living Translation
I say to myself, "The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!"

English Standard Version
“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

New American Standard Bible
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him."

King James Bible
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I say: The LORD is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him.

International Standard Version
"The LORD is all I have," says my soul, "Therefore I will trust in him."

NET Bible
"My portion is the Lord," I have said to myself, so I will put my hope in him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My soul can say, 'The LORD is my lot [in life]. That is why I find hope in him.'

Jubilee Bible 2000
Chet The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore I will wait for him.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is my portion, says my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

American King James Version
The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Heth. The Lord is my portion, said my soul: therefore will I wait for him.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

English Revised Version
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

World English Bible
Yahweh is my portion, says my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Young's Literal Translation
My portion is Jehovah, hath my soul said, Therefore I hope for Him.
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 24. - The Lord is my Portion. A reminiscence of Psalm 16:5 (comp. Psalm 73:26; Psalm 119:57; Psalm 142:5).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord is my portion, saith my soul,.... The prophet, or the church, whom he represents, rises and increases in the exercise of faith; from considering the mercies, compassions, and faithfulness of God, concludes a sure and firm interest in him, as a portion and inheritance. The Lord is the portion of his people in life and in death, in time and to eternity; all he is, and has, is theirs; they are heirs of him, and shall enjoy him for ever, and therefore shall not be consumed; he is a portion large and full, inexpressibly rich and great, a soul satisfying one, and will last for ever. And happy are those, who from their hearts, and with their souls, under a testimony of the Spirit of God to their spirits, and through a gracious experience of him, can say he is their portion and exceeding great reward, as the church here did; and these may say with her, as follows:

therefore will I hope in him: for deliverance from all evils and enemies; for present supplies of grace; and for the enjoyment of future glory and happiness.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. (Nu 18:20; Ps 16:5; 73:26; 119:57; Jer 10:16). To have God for our portion is the one only foundation of hope.

Teth.

Lamentations 3:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jeremiah's Hope
23They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24"The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him." 25The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.…
Cross References
Psalm 16:5
LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.

Psalm 33:18
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

Psalm 42:5
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 119:57
You are my portion, LORD; I have promised to obey your words.

Jeremiah 10:16
He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including Israel, the people of his inheritance-- the LORD Almighty is his name.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

my portion

Psalm 16:5 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot.

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, …

Psalm 119:57 You are my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep your words.

Psalm 142:5 I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion …

Jeremiah 10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all …

Jeremiah 51:19 The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all …

therefore

Lamentations 3:21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning …

1 Chronicles 5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered …

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my …

Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that …

Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on them that fear him, on them that …

Psalm 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within …

Psalm 43:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within …

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before …

Psalm 84:12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in you.

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

Romans 15:12 And again, Esaias said, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that …

1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and …

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