Lamentations 3:39
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GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
"Why should any living mortal (any person) complain about being punished for sin?

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
What -- sigh habitually doth a living man, A man for his sin?

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Solitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896

The Lord is My Portion. Lam 3:24

John Newton—Olney Hymns

Question Lxxxii of Devotion
I. Is Devotion a Special Kind of Act? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Meaning of the Term "Devotion" S. Augustine, Confessions, XIII. viii. 2 II. Is Devotion an Act of the Virtue of Religion? III. Is Contemplation, that is Meditation, the Cause of Devotion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Causes of Devotion " " On the Devotion of Women IV. Is Joy an Effect of Devotion? Cardinal Cajetan, On Melancholy S. Augustine, Confessions, II. x. I Is Devotion a Special Kind of Act? It is by our acts that we merit. But
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

The Mercy of God
The next attribute is God's goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Psa 33:5. So then this is the next attribute, God's goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their god Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness and greatness, majesty and mercy. God is essentially good in himself and relatively good to us. They are both put together in Psa 119:98. Thou art good, and doest good.' This
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Hebrews 12:5
You have forgotten the encouraging words that God speaks to you as his children: "My child, pay attention when the Lord disciplines you. Don't give up when he corrects you.

Hebrews 12:6
The Lord disciplines everyone he loves. He severely disciplines everyone he accepts as his child."

Psalm 107:17
Fools suffered because of their disobedience and because of their crimes.

Jeremiah 30:15
Why do you cry about your wound, your injury that can't be cured? I've done this to you. You are very wicked, and you have many sins.

Micah 7:9
I have sinned against the LORD. So I will endure his fury until he takes up my cause and wins my case. He will bring me into the light, and I will see his victory.

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