Lamentations 3:33
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New International Version
For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.

New Living Translation
For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.

English Standard Version
for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men.

New American Standard Bible
For He does not afflict willingly Or grieve the sons of men.

King James Bible
For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind.

International Standard Version
For he does not deliberately hurt or grieve human beings.

NET Bible
For he is not predisposed to afflict or to grieve people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He does not willingly bring suffering or grief to anyone,

JPS Tanakh 1917
For He doth not afflict willingly, Nor grieve the children of men.

New American Standard 1977
For He does not afflict willingly,
            Or grieve the sons of men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Caph For he does not afflict nor grieve the sons of men from his heart.

King James 2000 Bible
For he does not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

American King James Version
For he does not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

American Standard Version
For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Caph. For he hath not willingly afflicted, nor cast off the children of men.

Darby Bible Translation
for he doth not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men.

English Revised Version
For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

World English Bible
For he does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.

Young's Literal Translation
For He hath not afflicted with His heart, Nor doth He grieve the sons of men.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Hope
32For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness. 33For He does not afflict willingly Or grieve the sons of men. 34To crush under His feet All the prisoners of the land,…
Word Study

For he doth not afflict
`anah  (aw-naw')
to depress literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive (in various applications, as follows)

willingly
leb  (labe)
the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect

nor grieve
yagah  (yaw-gaw')
to grieve -- afflict, cause grief, grieve, sorrowful, vex.

the children
ben  (bane)
a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc.

of men
'iysh  (eesh)
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)

Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Cross References
Hebrews 12:10
Our fathers disciplined us for a short time as they thought best, but God disciplines us for our good, so that we may share in His holiness.

Job 37:23
"The Almighty-- we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.

Psalm 119:67
Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.

Psalm 119:71
It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.

Isaiah 28:21
For the LORD will rise up as at Mount Perazim, He will be stirred up as in the valley of Gibeon, To do His task, His unusual task, And to work His work, His extraordinary work.

Lamentations 3:34
To crush under His feet All the prisoners of the land,

Ezekiel 33:11
"Say to them, 'As I live!' declares the Lord GOD, 'I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?'
Treasury of Scripture

For he does not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

afflict

Isaiah 28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth …

Ezekiel 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, said the Lord …

Ezekiel 33:11 Say to them, As I live, said the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in …

Hebrews 12:9,10 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, …

willingly. Heb. from his heart

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