Lamentations 3:37

“Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who is hee that sayth, and it commeth to passe, when the Lord commandeth it not?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass, Unless the Lord has commanded {it?}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who is able to say a thing, and give effect to it, if it has not been ordered by the Lord?
- Basic English Bible

Who is he that saith, and there cometh to pass, what the Lord hath not commanded?
- Darby Bible

Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
- Webster's Bible

Who is he who says, and it comes to pass, when the Lord doesn't command it?
- World English Bible

Who [is] this -- he hath said, and it is, [And] the Lord hath not commanded [it]?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Lamentations 3:37


3:37 Who - Nothing comes to pass in the world, but by the disposal of divine providence. This seems to be spoken in the name of the people of God, arguing themselves into a quiet submission, to their afflictions, from the consideration of the hand of God in them.


Discussion for Lamentations 3:37

  • Emediong Akpabio for verse 37
    God is omniscience,he has knowledge of everything even before it happens,No matter the evil plans of the enermies it will not come to pass,because it is not in consonant with the word.
  • Law cool for verse 37
    Without God in once life,such a person is living a life of by chance.
  • Opuene woripre felix for verse 37
    The supremacy of God exists till eternity through the infaliable,holy decrees of his word especially when the need arises. What a powerfull God.
  • BISHOP Samson grace for verse 37
    ONLY SELF MADE PROPHECY WILL SUFFER SETBACK IN THE TIME OF FULFILMENT,BUT DIVINELY INSPIRED PROPHECY WILL ALWAYS COME TO PASS.
  • Chelcy Etim for verse 37
    It is advisable for all believers to build their faith in God and detest evil knowing fully well that God is the author and finisher of our faith therefore no evil shall before anyone when the Lord has not commanded it thus the enemies strives just in vain to destroy your live be happy that your creator the most high God reigneth in your live forever.
  • Christopher Ejuwehwe for verse 37
    Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass,when the Lord commandeth it not. This is the word of God to ever man he has creator in his image, this is to comfd the love God has 4 me. God know evil men will spake evil agaist the good men so He make a provision in isaish54 that said
    no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. The tongue means any evil spoke word agaist you in all direction. So the good men have upper hand the evil men. So thier action is nothing with me cos i have power to comdemn thier work. Thank you my FATHER 4 you word.

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