Lamentations 3:27
New International Version
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.

New Living Translation
And it is good for people to submit at an early age to the yoke of his discipline:

English Standard Version
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Berean Study Bible
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is still young.

New American Standard Bible
It is good for a man that he should bear The yoke in his youth.

King James Bible
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Christian Standard Bible
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is still young.

Contemporary English Version
When we are young, it is good to struggle hard

Good News Translation
And it is best to learn this patience in our youth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is still young.

International Standard Version
It is good when a young man carries the yoke of discipline in his youth.

NET Bible
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.

New Heart English Bible
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke while he is young.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is good for people to endure burdens when they're young.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is good for a man that he bear The yoke in his youth.

New American Standard 1977
It is good for a man that he should bear The yoke in his youth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Teth It is good for the man if he bears the yoke from his youth.

King James 2000 Bible
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

American King James Version
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke of his youth.

American Standard Version
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
TETH. It is good for a man when he bears a yoke in his youth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Teth. It is good for a man, when he hath borne the yoke from his youth.

Darby Bible Translation
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth:

English Revised Version
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is good for a man that he should bear the yoke in his youth.

World English Bible
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Young's Literal Translation
Good for a man that he beareth a yoke in his youth.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Hope
26It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. 27It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is still young. 28Let him sit alone in silence, for God has disciplined him.…
Cross References
Lamentations 3:26
It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

Lamentations 3:28
Let him sit alone in silence, for God has disciplined him.

Treasury of Scripture

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke of his youth.

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Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;

Psalm 119:71
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.







Lexicon
It is good
ט֣וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

for a man
לַגֶּ֔בֶר (lag·ge·ḇer)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

to bear
יִשָּׂ֥א (yiś·śā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

the yoke
עֹ֖ל (‘ōl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5923: A yoke

while he is still young.
בִּנְעוּרָֽיו׃ (bin·‘ū·rāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5271: Youth, the state, the persons
(27) Bear the yoke in his youth.--The words have been pressed "with a strange literalism" in favour of the view that the Lamentations were written in the youth of Jeremiah and on the death of Josiah. It may fairly be contended, on the other hand, that the tone of the maxim is that of one who looks back from the experience of age on the passionate complaints of his earlier years (Jeremiah 15:10; Jeremiah 20:7-18).

Verse 27. - In his youth. The thought of this verse reminds us of Psalm 119:71. Youth is mentioned as the time when it is easier to adapt one's self to circumstances, and when discipline is most readily accepted. The words do not prove that the writer is young, any more than vers. 9 and 100 of Psalm 119. prove that the psalmist was an aged man (against this view, see vers. 84-87). There is no occasion, therefore, for the textual alteration (for as such I cannot help regarding it), "from his youth," found in some Hebrew manuscripts in Theodotion, in the Aldine edition of the Septuagint, and in the Vulgate. The reading was probably dictated by the unconscious endeavour to prop up the theory of Jeremiah's authorship. The scribes and translators remembered, inopportunely, that the trials of Jeremiah began in early manhood. 3:21-36 Having stated his distress and temptation, the prophet shows how he was raised above it. Bad as things are, it is owing to the mercy of God that they are not worse. We should observe what makes for us, as well as what is against us. God's compassions fail not; of this we have fresh instances every morning. Portions on earth are perishing things, but God is a portion for ever. It is our duty, and will be our comfort and satisfaction, to hope and quietly to wait for the salvation of the Lord. Afflictions do and will work very much for good: many have found it good to bear this yoke in their youth; it has made many humble and serious, and has weaned them from the world, who otherwise would have been proud and unruly. If tribulation work patience, that patience will work experience, and that experience a hope that makes not ashamed. Due thoughts of the evil of sin, and of our own sinfulness, will convince us that it is of the Lord's mercies we are not consumed. If we cannot say with unwavering voice, The Lord is my portion; may we not say, I desire to have Him for my portion and salvation, and in his word do I hope? Happy shall we be, if we learn to receive affliction as laid upon us by the hand of God.
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