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Lamentations 3:26

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— [It is] good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— [It is] good that [a man] should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [It is] good that [a man] should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— It is good that one should both wait, and that in silence, for the salvation of Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Good it is—both to wait and to be silent, for the deliverance of Yahweh;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Good! when one doth stay and stand still For the salvation of Jehovah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Teth. It is good to wait with silence for the salvation of God.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— It is good both to trust, and to waite for the saluation of the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [It is] good that [a man] should both hope and quietly wait for the saluation of the LORD.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— It is good for a man that he should hope for both the truth and the salvation of the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [is] good, and shall wait for, and quietly expect salvation of the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [It is] good that [a man] should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[It is] good 2896
{2896} Prime
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).
that [a man] should both hope 3175
{3175} Prime
From H3176; expectant.
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
[2342] Standard
A primitive root; properly to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), that is, (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively to wait, to pervert.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and quietly wait 1748
{1748} Prime
From H1826; still; adverbially silently.
for the salvation 8668
{8668} Prime
From H7768 in the sense of H3467; rescue (literally or figuratively, personal, national or spiritual).
of Yähwè יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Lamentations 3:25-27.

Lamentations 3:26

_ _ quietly wait — literally, “be in silence.” Compare Lamentations 3:28 and Psalms 39:2, Psalms 39:9, that is, to be patiently quiet under afflictions, resting in the will of God (Psalms 37:7). So Aaron (Leviticus 10:2, Leviticus 10:3); and Job (Job 40:4, Job 40:5).

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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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 52:9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done [it]: and I will wait on thy name; for [it is] good before thy saints.
Psalms 54:6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for [it is] good.
Psalms 73:28 But [it is] good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
Psalms 92:1 [[A Psalm [or] Song for the sabbath day.]] [It is a] good [thing] to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
Galatians 4:18 But [it is] good to be zealously affected always in [a] good [thing], and not only when I am present with you.


Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;


Genesis 49:18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.
Exodus 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
2 Chronicles 20:17 Ye shall not [need] to fight in this [battle]: set yourselves, stand ye [still], and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD [will be] with you.
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 119:166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
Psalms 119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law [is] my delight.
Psalms 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Isaiah 30:7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength [is] to sit still.
Isaiah 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
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Gn 49:18. Ex 14:13. 2Ch 20:17. Ps 37:7, 34; 52:9; 54:6; 73:28; 92:1; 119:166, 174; 130:5. Is 30:7, 15. Ga 4:18. He 3:14; 10:35. 1P 1:13.

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