Lamentations 3:28
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New International Version
Let him sit alone in silence, for the LORD has laid it on him.

New Living Translation
Let them sit alone in silence beneath the LORD's demands.

English Standard Version
Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him;

New American Standard Bible
Let him sit alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him.

King James Bible
He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let him sit alone and be silent, for God has disciplined him.

International Standard Version
He is to sit apart and remain silent, because the LORD has laid it upon him.

NET Bible
Let a person sit alone in silence, when the LORD is disciplining him.

New Heart English Bible
Let him sit alone and keep silence when he is disciplining him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They should sit alone and remain silent because the LORD has laid these burdens on them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let him sit alone and keep silence, Because He hath laid it upon him.

New American Standard 1977
Let him sit alone and be silent
            Since He has laid it on him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jod He shall sit alone and keep silence because he has borne it upon him.

King James 2000 Bible
He sits alone and keeps silence, because he has borne it upon him.

American King James Version
He sits alone and keeps silence, because he has borne it on him.

American Standard Version
Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he hath laid it upon him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jod. He shall sit solitary, and hold his peace: because he hath taken it up upon himself.

Darby Bible Translation
He sitteth solitary and keepeth silence, because he hath laid it upon him;

English Revised Version
Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he hath laid it upon him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He sitteth alone, and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.

World English Bible
Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he has laid it on him.

Young's Literal Translation
He sitteth alone, and is silent, For He hath laid it upon him.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Hope
27It is good for a man that he should bear The yoke in his youth. 28Let him sit alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him. 29Let him put his mouth in the dust, Perhaps there is hope.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 15:17
I did not sit in the circle of merrymakers, Nor did I exult. Because of Your hand upon me I sat alone, For You filled me with indignation.

Lamentations 3:27
It is good for a man that he should bear The yoke in his youth.
Treasury of Scripture

He sits alone and keeps silence, because he has borne it on him.

Lamentations 2:10 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit on the ground, and keep silence: …

Psalm 39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

Psalm 102:7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone on the house top.

Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone …

(28) He sitteth alone . . .--Better, Let him sit alone, and keep silence when He (Jehovah) hath laid it (the yoke) upon him; and so in the next verses, Let him put his mouth . . . Let him give his cheek.

Verses 28-30. - He sitteth alone, etc.; rather, Let him sit alone... let him keep silence (ver. 28)... let him put (ver. 29)... let him give... let him be filled (ver. 30). The connection is - since it is good for a man to be afflicted, let him sit still, when trouble is sent, and resign himself to bear it. Verse 28. - Because he hath borne it; rather, when he (viz. God) hath laid it. He sitteth alone,.... Retires from the world, and the men of it, who takes upon him the yoke of Christ; though he is not alone, but God, Father, Son, and Spirit, are with him; and he is with the saints, the excellent of the earth, and has communion with them; and so he is that under the afflicting hand of God bears it patiently, and does not run from place to place complaining of it, but sits still, and considers the cause, end, and use of it. Some render the words in connection with the preceding, it is good "that he sit alone" (b); it is good for a man to be alone; in his closet, praying to God; in his house or chamber, reading the word of God; in the field, or elsewhere, meditating upon it, and upon the works of God, of nature, providence, and grace:

and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it on him: or, "took it on him"; either because he took it upon him willingly, and therefore should bear it patiently; or because he (God) hath put it upon him (c), and therefore should be silent, and not murmur and repine, since he hath done it, Psalm 39:9.

(b) "ut sedeat solus", Gataker. (c) "projecit super ipsum", Tigurine version; "sub. Dominus", Vatablus; "quod imposuerit ipsi Deus", Junius & Tremellius, Michaelis. 28-30. The fruit of true docility and patience. He does not fight against the yoke (Jer 31:18; Ac 9:5), but accommodates himself to it.

alone—The heathen applauded magnanimity, but they looked to display and the praise of men. The child of God, in the absence of any witness, "alone," silently submits to the will of God.

borne it upon him—that is, because he is used to bearing it on him. Rather, "because He (the Lord, La 3:26) hath laid it on him" [Vatablus].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.
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