Lamentations 3:39
Good News Translation
Why should we ever complain when we are punished for our sin?

Contemporary English Version
We're still alive! We shouldn't complain when we are being punished for our sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Mem. Why hath a living man murmured, man suffering for his sins?

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Mem. Why hath a living man murmured, man suffering for his sins?

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Lamentations 3:22 Heth. The mercies of the Lord that we are not consumed: because his commiserations have not failed.

Numbers 11:11 And he said to the Lord: Why hast thou afflicted thy servant? Wherefore do I not find favour before thee? And why hast thou laid the weight of all this people upon me?

Proverbs 19:3 The folly of a man supplanteth his steps: and he fretteth in his mind against God.

Isaiah 38:17-19 Behold in peace is my bitterness most bitter: but thou hast delivered my soul that it should not perish, thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. . . .

complain, or murmur.

Genesis 4:5-7,13,14 But to Cain and his offerings he had no respect: and Cain was exceeding angry, and his countenance fell. . . .

Leviticus 26:41,43 Therefore I also will walk against them, and bring them into their enemies' land until their uncircumcised mind be ashamed. Then shall they pray for their sins. . . .

Numbers 16:41 The following day all the multitude of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, saying: You have killed the people of the Lord.

Numbers 17:12 And the children of Israel said to Moses: Behold we are consumed, we all perish.

Joshua 7:6-13 But Joshua rent his garments, and fell flat on the ground, before the ark of the Lord, until the evening, both he and all the ancients of Israel: and they put dust upon their heads. . . .

2 Samuel 6:7,8 And the indignation of the Lord was enkindled against Oza, and he struck him for his rashness: and he died there before the ark of God. . . .

2 Kings 3:13 And Eliseus said to the king of Israel: What have I to do with thee? go to the prophets of thy father, and thy mother. And the king of Israel said to him: Why hath the Lord gathered together these three kings, to deliver them into the hands of Moab?

2 Kings 6:32 But Eliseus sat in his house, and the ancients sat with him. So he sent a man before: and before that messenger came, he said to the ancients: Do you know that this son of a murderer hath sent to cut off my head? Look then when the messenger shall come, shut the door, and suffer him not to come in: for behold the sound of his master's feet is behind him.

Ezra 9:13 And after all that is come upon us, for our most wicked deeds, and our great sin, seeing that thou our God hast saved us from our iniquity, and hast given us a deliverance as at this day,

Job 11:6 That he might shew thee the secrets of wisdom, and that his law is manifold, and thou mightest understand that he exacteth much less of thee, than thy iniquity deserveth.

Isaiah 51:20 Thy children are cast forth, they have slept at the head of all the ways, and the wild ox that is snared: full of the indignation of the Lord, of the rebuke of thy God.

Jonah 2:3,4 And he said: I cried out of my affliction to the Lord, and he heard me: I cried out of the belly of hell, and thou hast heard my voice. . . .

Jonah 4:8,9 But God prepared a worm, when the morning arose on the following day: and it struck the ivy and it withered. . . .

Micah 7:9 I will bear the wrath of the Lord, because I have sinned against him: until he judge my cause, and execute judgement for me: he will bring me forth into the light, I shall behold his justice.

Hebrews 12:5-12 And you have forgotten the consolation which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord: neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him. . . .

Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat: and they blasphemed the name of God, who hath power over these plagues. Neither did they penance to give him glory.

Context
God's Justice
38Mem. Shall not both evil and good proceed out of the mouth of the Highest? 39Mem. Why hath a living man murmured, man suffering for his sins?40Nun. Let us search our ways, and seek, and return to the Lord.…
Cross References
Hebrews 12:5
And you have forgotten the consolation which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord: neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him.

Hebrews 12:6
For whom the Lord loveth he chastiseth: and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Psalm 107:17
He took them out of the way of their iniquity: for they were brought low for their injustices.

Jeremiah 30:15
Why criest thou for thy affliction? thy sorrow is incurable: for the multitude of thy iniquity, and for thy hardened sins I have done these things to thee.

Micah 7:9
I will bear the wrath of the Lord, because I have sinned against him: until he judge my cause, and execute judgement for me: he will bring me forth into the light, I shall behold his justice.

Additional Translations
Why should any mortal man complain, in view of his sins?Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

MEM. Why should a living man complain, a man concerning his sin?

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Why doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

What -- sigh habitually doth a living man, A man for his sin?
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