Lamentations 3:39

“Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore doeth a liuing man complaine, a man for the punishment of his sinnes?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Why should {any} living mortal, or {any} man, Offer complaint in view of his sins?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What protest may a living man make, even a man about the punishment of his sin?
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
- Darby Bible

Why doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
- Webster's Bible

Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
- World English Bible

What -- sigh habitually doth a living man, A man for his sin?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a strong man because of his sins?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 3:39


3:39 Wherefore - The Jews, check themselves in their complaints from the consideration, that nothing had befallen them, but what was the just reward of their sins.


Discussion for Lamentations 3

  • Samuel kasami
    Surely God rewards those who have hope and patiently wait for his salvation.
  • Karen
    I use verses 22-23 as my(verse for the year) to think upon. I like to quote it in the morning!
    Great is thy faithfulness!
  • Lavador R Sizemore
    The darkest times of my life, is when i hear the voice of GOD more clear say I AM then any other time. Isaiah 50vs10 Who is among you that fears the Lord, who obeys the voice of his servant, who walketh in darkness and has no light, let him trust in the name of the Lord and lean upon his GOD!
  • Silvia ngene
    A true verse,praise the Lord.
  • Wamalwa meshack for verse 22
    God loves as and we live because of his power his grace, and if it was on our own strength, we would be no where. I thank my living God.
  • 2sidedblade for verse 22
    its refreshing mind blowing sets my soul to think -who am i not to forgive . ask god to help us all by praying for our enemies . how do i know if i have forgiven someone . i could say i love you . i can give you money ,gifts . but how will my heart change . by asking god to do it for me .thank you lord jesus your mercies are new

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