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Lamentations 3:33 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For He does not afflict willingly Or grieve the sons of men.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for he doth not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Surely he hath not afflicted from his heart, nor caused sorrow to the sons of men.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For He hath not afflicted with His heart, Nor doth He grieve the sons of men.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Caph. For he hath not willingly afflicted, nor cast off the children of men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieue the children of men.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He has not answered [in anger] from his heart, though he has brought low the children of a man.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
he doth not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
afflict 6031
{6031} Prime
A primitive root (possibly rather identical with H6030 through the idea of looking down or browbeating); to depress literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively (in various applications). (sing is by mistake for H6030.).
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
willingly 3820
{3820} Prime
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
nor grieve 3013
{3013} Prime
A primitive root; to grieve.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the children 1121
{1121} Prime
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of men. 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Lamentations 3:31-33.

Lamentations 3:33

_ _ He does not afflict any willingly (literally, “from His heart,” that is, as if He had any pleasure in it, Ezekiel 33:11), much less the godly (Hebrews 12:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Lamentations 3:21-36.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Lamentations 3:33

Willingly — Not from his own mere motion without a cause given him from the persons afflicted. Hence judgment is called God's strange work.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Lamentations 3:33

For he doth not (p) afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

(p) He takes no pleasure in it, but does it of necessity for our amendment, when he permits the wicked to oppress the poor.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as [in] mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as [in] the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
Ezekiel 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn [yourselves], and live ye.
Ezekiel 33:11 Say unto them, [As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Hebrews 12:9-10 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? ... For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness.

Heb. from his heart
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Is 28:21. Ezk 18:32; 33:11. He 12:9.

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