Lamentations 3:18
New International Version
So I say, "My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD."

New Living Translation
I cry out, "My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the LORD is lost!"

English Standard Version
so I say, “My endurance has perished; so has my hope from the LORD.”

Berean Study Bible
So I say, “My strength has perished along with my hope from the LORD.”

New American Standard Bible
So I say, "My strength has perished, And so has my hope from the LORD."

King James Bible
And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:

Christian Standard Bible
Then I thought, "My future is lost, as well as my hope from the LORD."

Contemporary English Version
I tell myself, "I am finished! I can't count on the LORD to do anything for me."

Good News Translation
I do not have much longer to live; my hope in the LORD is gone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I thought: My future is lost, as well as my hope from the LORD.

International Standard Version
So I say, "My strength is gone as is my hope in the LORD."

NET Bible
So I said, "My endurance has expired; I have lost all hope of deliverance from the LORD."

New Heart English Bible
And I said, "My strength and my hope has perished from the LORD."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I said, 'I've lost my strength [to live] and my hope in the LORD.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I said: 'My strength is perished, And mine expectation from the LORD.'

New American Standard 1977
So I say, “My strength has perished, And so has my hope from the LORD.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Vau And I said, My strength and my hope of the LORD is perished.

King James 2000 Bible
And I said, My strength and my hope has perished from the LORD:

American King James Version
And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:

American Standard Version
And I said, My strength is perished, and mine expectation from Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore my success has perished, and my hope from the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Vau. And I said: My end and my hope is perished from the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And I said, My strength is perished, and my hope in Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And I said, My strength is perished, and mine expectation from the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I said, My strength and my hope hath perished from the LORD:

World English Bible
I said, My strength is perished, and my expectation from Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And I say, Perished hath my strength and my hope from Jehovah.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Afflictions
17My soul has been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is. 18So I say, “My strength has perished along with my hope from the LORD.”
Cross References
Job 17:15
where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me?

Ezekiel 37:11
Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Look, they are saying, 'Our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished; we are cut off.'

Treasury of Scripture

And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:

1 Samuel 27:1
And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.

Job 6:11
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?

Job 17:15
And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?







Lexicon
So I say,
וָאֹמַר֙ (wā·’ō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“My strength
נִצְחִ֔י (niṣ·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5331: Eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity

has perished
אָבַ֣ד (’ā·ḇaḏ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

along with my hope
וְתוֹחַלְתִּ֖י (wə·ṯō·w·ḥal·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8431: Expectation

from the LORD.”
מֵיְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(18) I said, My strength.--The sorrow of the mourner comes to the very verge of despair. There was "no help for him from his God;" even that hope had left him. But, as the sequel shows, this despair was the beginning of a reaction. The very name of Jehovah (no longer Adonai) reminded him of the everlasting mercies.

3:1-20 The prophet relates the more gloomy and discouraging part of his experience, and how he found support and relief. In the time of his trial the Lord had become terrible to him. It was an affliction that was misery itself; for sin makes the cup of affliction a bitter cup. The struggle between unbelief and faith is often very severe. But the weakest believer is wrong, if he thinks that his strength and hope are perished from the Lord.
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