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.”

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

New King James Version
And I said, “My strength and my hope Have perished from the LORD.”

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

NASB 1995
So I say, “My strength has perished, And so has my hope from the LORD.”

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

Amplified Bible
So I say, “My strength has perished And so has my hope and expectation from the LORD.”

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I said: "My victory and my hope are destroyed from LORD JEHOVAH!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore my success has perished, and 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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And I say, My strength and my hope have perished from YHWH.

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."

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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?









(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.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

has perished
אָבַ֣ד (’ā·ḇaḏ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 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 8431: Expectation

from the LORD.”
מֵיְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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