Lamentations 3:25
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New International Version
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;

New Living Translation
The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.

English Standard Version
The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.

King James Bible
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him.

International Standard Version
The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the person who searches for him.

NET Bible
The LORD is good to those who trust in him, to the one who seeks him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to anyone who seeks help from him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Teth The LORD is good unto those that wait in him, to the soul that seeks him.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

American King James Version
The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Teth. The Lord is good to them that hope in him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul [that] seeketh him.

English Revised Version
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

World English Bible
Yahweh is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

Young's Literal Translation
Good is Jehovah to those waiting for Him, To the soul that seeketh 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord is good to them that wait for him,.... For the enjoyment of him as their portion in this world, and in that to come; for his presence here and hereafter; which they are sometimes now deprived of, but should wait patiently for it; since he has his set time to arise and favour them with it; to such is he "good" communicatively, and in a special way and manner. They that wait for him shall not be ashamed, or disappointed of what they expect; they shall renew their spiritual strength, and grow stronger and stronger; they shall inherit the earth, the new heavens and the new earth; enjoy many blessings now, and have good things laid up for them hereafter, eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Isaiah 49:23; perhaps some regard may be had to the coming of Christ in the flesh, which the saints then expected, and were waiting for in faith and hope; to whom the Lord was good and gracious in due time, by performing the mercy promised them, Isaiah 25:9;

to the soul that seeketh him; that seeketh him aright; that seeks him by prayer and supplication; that seeks him in his house and ordinances, where he is to be found; that seeks him early, in the first place, and above all things else; that seeks him earnestly, diligently, with his whole spirit, heart, and soul; that seeks his face, his favour, grace, and glory, and all in Christ, through whom all are to be enjoyed. God is good to such souls; he is a rewarder of them in a way of grace; with himself, as their shield and exceeding great reward; with his Son, and all things freely with him; with his Spirit and graces, and with eternal glory and happiness; such find what they seek for, Christ, his grace, and eternal fire; the Lord never forsakes them, nor the work of his hand in them, and they shall live spiritually and eternally; see Hebrews 11:6.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25-27. The repetition of "good" at the beginning of each of the three verses heightens the effect.

wait—(Isa 30:18).

Lamentations 3:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jeremiah's Hope
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. 26It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.…
Cross References
Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Isaiah 25:9
In that day they will say, "Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation."

Isaiah 26:9
My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

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Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation …

Genesis 49:18 I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.

Psalm 25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your …

Psalm 37:7,34 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because …

Psalm 39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in you.

Psalm 40:1-5 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry…

Psalm 61:1,5 Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer…

Psalm 130:5,6 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope…

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited …

Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, …

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall …

Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived …

Micah 7:7,8 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my …

Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait you on me, said the LORD, until the day that I rise …

1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, …

James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, …

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1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve …

2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him, Hear you me, Asa, and …

2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in you, in that you have …

2 Chronicles 30:19 That prepares his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers…

2 Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, …

Psalm 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that …

Psalm 27:8 When you said, Seek you my face; my heart said to you, Your face, …

Psalm 69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

Psalm 105:3 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Psalm 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with …

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit …

Isaiah 55:6 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near:

Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your …

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