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

  • 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.
  • Yushau Kwari
    v22-23 has always been my song. Thank you LORD for the surety.
  • Dominic Olobi for verse 37
    This means no spiritual leader can say anything against you because he or she is upset with you thinking God will answer them. It wont stand because God has not approved it
  • 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
  • Sundar Singh P.S for verse 31
    For them who failed to follow the will of God and ardent in doing their own pleasure ignoring the voice of the shepherd, a great reviving promise to turn to Him or after turning to Him from the depths of spiritual depressions. Even to me a wicked ran from Him without chased by anyone.

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