Lamentations 3:25 – The Lord is good

Bible verse of the day Lamentations 3:25 in multiple translations with reflections 

American Standard Version (ASV) – Lamentations 3:25 Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Amplified Bible (AMP) – Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God’s word].

Common English Bible (CEB) – Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to the person who seeks him.

English Standard Version (ESV) – Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

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Good News Translation (GNT) – Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in him,

God’s Word To The Nations (God’s word) – Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to anyone who seeks help from him.

King James Version (KJV) – Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

The Message Bible (MSG) – Lamentations 3:25 God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks. It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God. It’s a good thing when you’re young to stick it out through the hard times.

New Century Version (NCV) – Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to those who seek him.

New International Version (NIV) – Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;

New King James Version (NKJV) – Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.

New Living Translation (NLT) – Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him.

Revised Standard Version (RSV) – Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

Updated King James Version (UKJV) – Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

Young’s Literal Translation – Lamentations 3:25 Good is Jehovah to those waiting for Him, To the soul that seeketh Him.

Reflection

In the midst of the Book of Lamentations, a collection of mournful poems and expressions of grief, we find this verse that provides a ray of hope. It reminds us of the enduring goodness of the Lord, even in the darkest of times.

This verse reminds us that, even in times of troubles and sorrow, we can find solace and hope by placing our trust in God and seeking Him diligently.

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It acknowledges that God’s goodness is not dependent on our circumstances, but rather on His unchanging nature. It encourages us to maintain a hopeful heart and to actively seek a deeper connection with the divine, knowing that His goodness will shine through even the darkest moments.

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