Lamentations 3:38
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New International Version
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?

New Living Translation
Does not the Most High send both calamity and good?

English Standard Version
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come?

New American Standard Bible
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both good and ill go forth?

King James Bible
Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not both adversity and good come from the mouth of the Most High?

International Standard Version
Do not both good and evil things proceed from the mouth of the Most High?

NET Bible
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that everything comes--both calamity and blessing?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Both good and bad come from the mouth of the Most High God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Mem Out of the mouth of the most High proceeds not evil and good?

King James 2000 Bible
Out of the mouth of the most High proceeds not evil and good?

American King James Version
Out of the mouth of the most High proceeds not evil and good?

American Standard Version
Out of the mouth of the Most High cometh there not evil and good?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Mem. Shall not both evil and good proceed out of the mouth of the Highest?

Darby Bible Translation
Out of the mouth of the Most High doth not there proceed evil and good?

English Revised Version
Out of the mouth of the Most High cometh there not evil and good?

Webster's Bible Translation
Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?

World English Bible
Doesn't evil and good come out of the mouth of the Most High?

Young's Literal Translation
From the mouth of the Most High Go not forth the evils and the good.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:37-41 While there is life there is hope; and instead of complaining that things are bad, we should encourage ourselves with the hope they will be better. We are sinful men, and what we complain of, is far less than our sins deserve. We should complain to God, and not of him. We are apt, in times of calamity, to reflect on other people's ways, and blame them; but our duty is to search and try our own ways, that we may turn from evil to God. Our hearts must go with our prayers. If inward impressions do not answer to outward expressions, we mock God, and deceive ourselves.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Out of the mouth of the most High proceed not evil and good? Certainly they do; they come to pass, both one and the other, as God has pronounced, and his will determined; even "evils", as it is in the plural number; not the evil of sin, or of fault; this comes not out of the mouth of God, but is forbidden and condemned by him; much less is he the author of it, or tempter to it; indeed it is not without his knowledge, nor in some sense without his will; not with his will of approbation, but by his permissive will, which he suffers to be, and overrules for good; but evils here design the judgments of God, or punishment inflicted on sinners, and chastisement on his own people; the evil of affliction, or adverse dispensations of providence, Isaiah 45:7; they are all by his appointment; he has said or determined what shall be the kind and nature of them; the measure, how far they shall go; and the duration, how long they shall last; and the end and use of them; see Job 2:10; and so all good comes from God, who is goodness itself; all created good, as every creature of God is good; every good thing in providence; all temporal good things; as to have a being; to be preserved in it; to have a habitation to dwell in; to have food and raiment, health and long life; these are all by the appointment of God, and according to the determination of his will: all spiritual good things are purposed, promised, and prepared by him in council and covenant; the great good of all, salvation by Christ; this is what God has appointed his son far, and his people to, and fixed the time of it, and all things relating to it; the effectual calling of the redeemed ones is according to his purpose and grace; the persons, thing itself, time, place, and means; also eternal glory and happiness, which is the kingdom prepared, the crown laid up, and inheritance reserved in heaven, according to the purpose of God; all good things, in time and eternity, are as God has pronounced them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

38. evil … good—Calamity and prosperity alike proceed from God (Job 2:10; Isa 45:7; Am 3:6).

Lamentations 3:38 Additional Commentaries
Context
God's Justice
37Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass, Unless the Lord has commanded it? 38Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both good and ill go forth? 39Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?…
Cross References
Job 2:10
He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

Isaiah 45:7
I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.

Jeremiah 32:42
"This is what the LORD says: As I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised them.
Treasury of Scripture

Out of the mouth of the most High proceeds not evil and good?

Job 2:10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. …

Psalm 75:7 But God is the judge: he puts down one, and sets up another.

Proverbs 29:26 Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment comes from the LORD.

Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: …

Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? …

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