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

  • A disciple
    When we read the Gospel Narratives of Jesus' temptations and trials, of His being hated and harassed and persecuted, and of His at one point being completely given into the hands of the wicked to be mocked, condemned and destroyed; how many of us are able to consider what ALL is actually happening? He came into the world for that reason, to bear witness of the truth; and so does He send us.
  • Brianna vs.25
    Good is Jehovah to the one hoping in him, to the person who keeps seeking him.

    Jehovah God is the only means of salvation out of this wicked world. As we creep deeper and deeper into these last days, we see more and more how humans can not ring about any sort of hope or help to human kind. We have to put trust in Jehovah God in order to survive Armageddon.
  • Andy
    Enduring tests of faith will help us to deal with future challenges
  • A disciple
    I am always shocked when I read or hear someone (especially [so-called] Christians) speaking against the servants of the LORD. God was not displeased with Jeremiah; but Jeremiah was in great pain in his heart because he loved so greatly; but his love and all that he tried to reach those people, was rejected and mocked. We should have that kind of love that weeps over the destruction of the sinner!
  • Lilly
    Jeremiah showed a waiting attitude and relied on Jehovah in his life, we want to‚Äč show the same patience in our lives.
  • Steve morrow
    LAMENTATIONS 3:26 IT IS GOOD THAT A MAN SHOULD BOTH HOPE AND QUIETLY WAIT FOR THE SALVATION OF GOD MATTHEW 7:21 NOT EVERYONE THAT SAITH ME LORD LORD SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BUT --- HE THAT DOETH --- THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN

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