Lamentations 3:20
New International Version
I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.

New Living Translation
I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss.

English Standard Version
My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me.

Berean Study Bible
Surely my soul remembers and is humbled within me.

King James Bible
My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

New King James Version
My soul still remembers And sinks within me.

New American Standard Bible
My soul certainly remembers, And is bent over within me.

NASB 1995
Surely my soul remembers And is bowed down within me.

NASB 1977
Surely my soul remembers And is bowed down within me.

Amplified Bible
My soul continually remembers them And is bowed down within me.

Christian Standard Bible
I continually remember them and have become depressed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I continually remember them and have become depressed.

American Standard Version
My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is bowed down within me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Remember and return my soul to me!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and my soul shall meditate with me.

Contemporary English Version
That's all I ever think about, and I am depressed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Zain. I will be mindful and remember, and my soul shall languish within me.

English Revised Version
My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is bowed down within me.

Good News Translation
I think of it constantly, and my spirit is depressed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My soul continues to remember [these things] and is so discouraged.

International Standard Version
My mind keeps reflecting on it, and I become depressed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My soul hath them still in remembrance, And is bowed down within me.

Literal Standard Version
Remember well, and my soul bows down in me.

NET Bible
I continually think about this, and I am depressed.

New Heart English Bible
My soul considers them, and is depressed.

World English Bible
My soul still remembers them, and is bowed down within me.

Young's Literal Translation
Remember well, and bow down doth my soul in me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Hope
19Remember my affliction and wandering, the wormwood and the gall. 20Surely my soul remembers and is humbled within me. 21Yet I call this to mind, and therefore I have hope:…

Cross References
Job 21:6
When I remember, terror takes hold, and my body trembles in horror.

Psalm 42:5
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why the unease within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him for the salvation of His presence.

Psalm 42:6
O my God, my soul despairs within me. Therefore I remember You from the land of Jordan and the peaks of Hermon--even from Mount Mizar.

Psalm 43:5
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why the unease within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 44:25
For our soul has sunk to the dust; our bodies cling to the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

My soul has them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

hath

Job 21:6
Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.

humbled.

Psalm 42:5,6,11
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance…

Psalm 43:5
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 146:8
The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:









(20) My soul hath . . .--The verb, as in Lamentations 3:17, may be either in the second person or the third; the former gives, Thou wilt surely remember that my soul is humbled. Psalm 42:4 supports the Authorised version.

Verse 20. - My soul, etc. This rendering is difficult. In the next verse we read, "This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope," which seems inconsistent with ver. 20 as given in the Authorized Version. An equally grammatical and still more obvious translation is, Thou (O God!) wilt surely remember, for my soul is bowed down within me. The latter part of the line is a reminiscence of Psalm 42:5, at least, if the text be correct, for the closing words do not cohere well with the opening ones. The Peshito (Syriac) has, "Remember, and revive [literally, 'cause to return'] my soul within me," which involves a slightly different reading of one word. But more tempting than any other view of the meaning is that of Bickell, though it involves a correction and an insertion, "My soul remembereth well and meditateth on thy faithfulness."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
זָכ֣וֹר (zā·ḵō·wr)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

my soul
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

remembers
תִּזְכּ֔וֹר (tiz·kō·wr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

and is humbled
וְתָשׁ֥וֹחַ (wə·ṯā·šō·w·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7743: To sink down

within me.
עָלַ֖י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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