Lamentations 3:18
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
So I say,וָאֹמַר֙
(va·'o·mar)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
"My strengthנִצְחִ֔י
(nitz·chi,)
5331: eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuityfrom natsach
has perished,אָבַ֣ד
(a·vad)
6: to perisha prim. root
And [so has] my hopeוְתֹוחַלְתִּ֖י
(ve·to·v·chal·ti)
8431: a hopefrom yachal
from the LORD."מֵיְהוָֽה׃
(Yah·weh)
3068: the proper name of the God of Israelfrom havah







KJV Lexicon
And I said
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
My strength
netsach  (neh'-tsakh)
a goal, i.e. the bright object at a distance travelled towards; hence (figuratively), splendor, or (subjectively) truthfulness, or (objectively) confidence; but usually (adverbially), continually (i.e. to the most distant point of view)
and my hope
towcheleth  (to-kheh'-leth)
expectation -- hope.
is perished
'abad  (aw-bad')
to wander away, i.e. lose oneself; by implication to perish (causative, destroy)
from the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
Parallel Verses
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:

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."

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

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