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Lamentations 3:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The LORD [is] good unto them that wait for him, to the soul [that] seeketh him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The LORD [is] good to them that wait for him, to the soul [that] seeketh him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul [that] seeketh him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Good is Yahweh, to them who wait for him, to the soul that will seek him;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Good [is] Jehovah to those waiting for Him, To the soul [that] seeketh Him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Teth. The Lord is good to them that hope in him, to the soul that seeketh him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The LORD [is] good vnto them that waite for him, to the soule [that] seeketh him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— TETH. The Lord is good to them that wait for him: the soul which shall seek him
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yahweh [is] good unto them that wait for him, to the soul [that] seeketh him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
[is] good 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
unto them that wait y6960
[6960] Standard
קָוָה
qavah
{kaw-vaw'}
A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
for x6960
(6960) Complement
קָוָה
qavah
{kaw-vaw'}
A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect.
him, to the soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
[that] seeketh 1875
{1875} Prime
דּרשׁ
darash
{daw-rash'}
A primitive root; properly to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or search); by implication to seek or ask; specifically to worship.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Lamentations 3:25-27

Teth

_ _ The repetition of “good” at the beginning of each of the three verses heightens the effect.

_ _ wait — (Isaiah 30:18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Lamentations 3:21-36.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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good:

Lamentations 3:26 [It is] good that [a man] should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Genesis 49:18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
Psalms 25:8 Good and upright [is] the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Psalms 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see [it].
Psalms 39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope [is] in thee.
Psalms 40:1-5 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. ... Many, O LORD my God, [are] thy wonderful works [which] thou hast done, and thy thoughts [which are] to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: [if] I would declare and speak [of them], they are more than can be numbered.
Psalms 61:1 [[To the chief Musician upon Neginah, [A Psalm] of David.]] Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
Psalms 61:5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given [me] the heritage of those that fear thy name.
Psalms 130:5-6 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. ... My soul [waiteth] for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: [I say, more than] they that watch for the morning.
Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this [is] our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this [is] the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD [is] a God of judgment: blessed [are] all they that wait for him.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world [men] have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, [what] he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Micah 7:7-8 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. ... Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD [shall be] a light unto me.
Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination [is] to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, [even] all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

unto:

1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
2 Chronicles 15:2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD [is] with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.
2 Chronicles 30:19 [That] prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though [he be] not [cleansed] according to the purification of the sanctuary.
2 Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did [it] with all his heart, and prospered.
Psalms 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
Psalms 27:8 [When thou saidst], Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
Psalms 69:32 The humble shall see [this, and] be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
Psalms 105:3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
Psalms 119:2 Blessed [are] they that keep his testimonies, [and that] seek him with the whole heart.
Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments [are] in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for [it is] time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
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Gn 49:18. 1Ch 28:9. 2Ch 15:2; 19:3; 30:19; 31:21. Ps 22:26; 25:8; 27:8, 14; 37:7, 34; 39:7; 40:1; 61:1, 5; 69:32; 105:3; 119:2; 130:5. Is 25:9; 26:9; 30:18; 40:31; 55:6; 64:4. Lm 3:26. Ho 10:12. Mi 7:7. Zp 3:8. 1Th 1:10. Jm 5:7.

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