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Lamentations 3:24–26

24  o“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

k“therefore I will hope in him.”

25  The Lord is good to those who pwait for him,

to the soul who seeks him.

26  qIt is good that one should wait quietly

for the salvation of the Lord.

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Lamentations 3:24–26 — The New International Version (NIV)

24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;

therefore I will wait for him.”

25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,

to the one who seeks him;

26 it is good to wait quietly

for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:24–26 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

25 The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:24–26 — New Living Translation (NLT)

24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;

therefore, I will hope in him!”

25 The Lord is good to those who depend on him,

to those who search for him.

26 So it is good to wait quietly

for salvation from the Lord.

Lamentations 3:24–26 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

“Therefore I hope in Him!”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,

To the soul who seeks Him.

26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly

For the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:24–26 — New Century Version (NCV)

24 I say to myself, “The Lord is mine,

so I hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who hope in him,

to those who seek him.

26 It is good to wait quietly

for the Lord to save.

Lamentations 3:24–26 — American Standard Version (ASV)

24 Jehovah is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. 25 Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. 26 It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah.

Lamentations 3:24–26 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

24 Jehovah is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. 25 Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. 26 It is good that one should both wait, and that in silence, for the salvation of Jehovah.

Lamentations 3:24–26 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

24 My soul can say, ‘The Lord is my lot ⸤in life⸥. 

That is why I find hope in him.’ 

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, 

to anyone who seeks help from him. 

26 “It is good to continue to hope and wait silently 

for the Lord to save us. 

Lamentations 3:24–26 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

24 I say: The Lord is my portion,

therefore I will put my hope in Him.

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,

to the person who seeks Him.

26 It is good to wait quietly

for deliverance from the Lord.

Lamentations 3:24–26 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

“therefore I will hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,

to the soul that seeks him.

26 It is good that one should wait quietly

for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:24–26 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

24 “Yahweh is my portion,”

says my soul,

“Thus I will hope on him.”

25 Yahweh is good to those who wait on him,

to the person that seeks him.

26 It is good to wait in silence

for the salvation of Yahweh.

Lamentations 3:24–26 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

24 I say to myself, “The Lord is everything I will ever need.

So I will put my hope in him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who put their hope in him.

He is good to those who look to him.

26 It is good when people wait quietly

for the Lord to save them.

Lamentations 3:24–26 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

Therefore I have hope in Him.”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,

To the person who seeks Him.

26 It is good that he waits silently

For the salvation of the Lord.


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