Lamentations 3:38
New International Version
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?

New Living Translation
Does not the Most High send both calamity and good?

English Standard Version
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come?

Berean Study Bible
Do not both adversity and good come from the mouth of the Most High?

King James Bible
Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?

New King James Version
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That woe and well-being proceed?

New American Standard Bible
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both adversity and good proceed?

NASB 1995
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both good and ill go forth?

NASB 1977
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both good and ill go forth?

Amplified Bible
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both adversity (misfortune) and good (prosperity, happiness) proceed?

Christian Standard Bible
Do not both adversity and good come from the mouth of the Most High?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not both adversity and good come from the mouth of the Most High?

American Standard Version
Out of the mouth of the Most High cometh there not evil and good?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From the mouth of The Exalted One, evil and good do not come out!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Out of the mouth of the Most High there shall not come forth evil and good.

Contemporary English Version
Good and bad each happen at the command of God Most High.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Mem. Shall not both evil and good proceed out of the mouth of the Highest?

English Revised Version
Out of the mouth of the Most High cometh there not evil and good?

Good News Translation
Good and evil alike take place at his command.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Both good and bad come from the mouth of the Most High God.

International Standard Version
Do not both good and evil things proceed from the mouth of the Most High?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Out of the mouth of the Most High proceedeth not Evil and good?

Literal Standard Version
From the mouth of the Most High does not go forth the evils and the good.

NET Bible
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that everything comes--both calamity and blessing?

New Heart English Bible
Doesn't both calamity and good come out of the mouth of the Most High?

World English Bible
Doesn't evil and good come out of the mouth of the Most High?

Young's Literal Translation
From the mouth of the Most High Go not forth the evils and the good.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Justice
37Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has ordained it? 38Do not both adversity and good come from the mouth of the Most High? 39Why should any mortal man complain, in view of his sins?…

Cross References
Job 2:10
"You speak as a foolish woman speaks," he told her. "Should we accept from God only good and not adversity?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.

Isaiah 45:7
I form the light and create the darkness; I bring prosperity and create calamity. I, the LORD, do all these things.

Jeremiah 32:42
For this is what the LORD says: Just as I have brought all this great disaster on this people, so I will bring on them all the good I have promised them.


Treasury of Scripture

Out of the mouth of the most High proceeds not evil and good?

Job 2:10
But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Psalm 75:7
But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Proverbs 29:26
Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

both adversity
הָרָע֖וֹת (hā·rā·‘ō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

and good
וְהַטּֽוֹב׃ (wə·haṭ·ṭō·wḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

come
תֵצֵ֔א (ṯê·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from the mouth
מִפִּ֤י (mip·pî)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the Most High?
עֶלְיוֹן֙ (‘el·yō·wn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5945: An elevation, lofty, as title, the Supreme


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