Lamentations 3:40
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New International Version
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.

New Living Translation
Instead, let us test and examine our ways. Let us turn back to the LORD.

English Standard Version
Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the LORD!

New American Standard Bible
Let us examine and probe our ways, And let us return to the LORD.

King James Bible
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the LORD.

International Standard Version
Let us examine our lifestyles, putting them to the test, and turn back to the LORD.

NET Bible
Let us carefully examine our ways, and let us return to the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let us look closely at our ways and examine them and then return to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let us search and try our ways, And return to the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
Let us examine and probe our ways,
            And let us return to the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nun Let us search out our ways, and seek, and turn again to the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Let us search and examine our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

American King James Version
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

American Standard Version
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nun. Let us search our ways, and seek, and return to the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

World English Bible
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
We search our ways, and investigate, And turn back unto Jehovah.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
God's Justice
39Why should any living mortal, or any man, Offer complaint in view of his sins? 40Let us examine and probe our ways, And let us return to the LORD. 41We lift up our heart and hands Toward God in heaven;…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Can't you see for yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you--unless you actually fail the test?

Psalm 119:59
I considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies.

Psalm 139:23
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;

Psalm 139:24
And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
Treasury of Scripture

Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

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1 Chronicles 15:12,13 And said to them, You are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: …

Job 11:13-15 If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him…

Job 34:31,32 Surely it is meet to be said to God, I have borne chastisement, I …

Psalm 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart on your bed, …

Psalm 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet to your testimonies.

Psalm 139:23,24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts…

Ezekiel 18:28 Because he considers, and turns away from all his transgressions …

Haggai 1:5-9 Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways…

1 Corinthians 11:28,31 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, …

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. …

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Deuteronomy 4:30 When you are in tribulation, and all these things are come on you, …

2 Chronicles 30:6,9 So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes …

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: …

Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will …

Hosea 12:6 Therefore turn you to your God: keep mercy and judgment and wait …

Hosea 14:1-3 O Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity…

Joel 2:12,13 Therefore also now, said the LORD, turn you even to me with all your …

Zechariah 1:3,4 Therefore say you to them, Thus said the LORD of hosts; Turn you …

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

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