New International Version
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
King James Bible
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
Darby Bible Translation
It is of Jehovah's loving-kindness we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not;
World English Bible
[It is of] Yahweh's loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassion doesn't fail.
Young's Literal Translation
The kindnesses of Jehovah! For we have not been consumed, For not ended have His mercies.
Lamentations 3:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed - Being thus humbled, and seeing himself and his sinfulness in a proper point of view, he finds that God, instead of dealing with him in judgment, has dealt with him in mercy; and that though the affliction was excessive, yet it seas less than his iniquity deserved. If, indeed, any sinner be kept out of hell, it is because God's compassion faileth not.
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Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath.
he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
Go, proclaim this message toward the north: "'Return, faithless Israel,' declares the LORD, 'I will frown on you no longer, for I am faithful,' declares the LORD, 'I will not be angry forever.
I am with you and will save you,' declares the LORD. 'Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.'
"I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
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