Lamentations 3:24
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New American Standard Bible
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him."

King James Bible
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

World English Bible
Yahweh is my portion, says my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Young's Literal Translation
My portion is Jehovah, hath my soul said, Therefore I hope for Him.

Lamentations 3:24 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The Lord is my portion - "My portion is Yahweh," see Numbers 18:20; Psalm 16:5 ff.

Therefore will I hope in him - A more full expression of the confidence present in the prophet's mind in Lamentations 3:21, but based now upon God's faithfulness in showing mercy.

Lamentations 3:24 Parallel Commentaries

Solitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896

The Lord is My Portion. Lam 3:24

John Newton—Olney Hymns

Question Lxxxii of Devotion
I. Is Devotion a Special Kind of Act? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Meaning of the Term "Devotion" S. Augustine, Confessions, XIII. viii. 2 II. Is Devotion an Act of the Virtue of Religion? III. Is Contemplation, that is Meditation, the Cause of Devotion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Causes of Devotion " " On the Devotion of Women IV. Is Joy an Effect of Devotion? Cardinal Cajetan, On Melancholy S. Augustine, Confessions, II. x. I Is Devotion a Special Kind of Act? It is by our acts that we merit. But
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

The Mercy of God
The next attribute is God's goodness or mercy. Mercy is the result and effect of God's goodness. Psa 33:5. So then this is the next attribute, God's goodness or mercy. The most learned of the heathens thought they gave their god Jupiter two golden characters when they styled him good and great. Both these meet in God, goodness and greatness, majesty and mercy. God is essentially good in himself and relatively good to us. They are both put together in Psa 119:98. Thou art good, and doest good.' This
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Psalm 16:5
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.

Psalm 33:18
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness,

Psalm 42:5
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 119:57
The LORD is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.

Jeremiah 10:16
The portion of Jacob is not like these; For the Maker of all is He, And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; The LORD of hosts is His name.

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