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Lamentations 3:26–31

26 So it is good to wait quietly

for salvation from the Lord.

27 And it is good for people to submit at an early age

to the yoke of his discipline:

28 Let them sit alone in silence

beneath the Lord’s demands.

29 Let them lie face down in the dust,

for there may be hope at last.

30 Let them turn the other cheek to those who strike them

and accept the insults of their enemies.

31 For no one is abandoned

by the Lord forever.

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Lamentations 3:26–31 — The New International Version (NIV)

26 it is good to wait quietly

for the salvation of the Lord.

27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke

while he is young.

28 Let him sit alone in silence,

for the Lord has laid it on him.

29 Let him bury his face in the dust—

there may yet be hope.

30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,

and let him be filled with disgrace.

31 For no one is cast off

by the Lord forever.

Lamentations 3:26–31 — English Standard Version (ESV)

26 It is good that one should wait quietly

for the salvation of the Lord.

27 It is good for a man that he bear

the yoke in his youth.

28 Let him sit alone in silence

when it is laid on him;

29 let him put his mouth in the dust—

there may yet be hope;

30 let him give his cheek to the one who strikes,

and let him be filled with insults.

31 For the Lord will not

cast off forever,

Lamentations 3:26–31 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

28 He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.

29 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.

30 He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.

31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:

Lamentations 3:26–31 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly

For the salvation of the Lord.

27 It is good for a man to bear

The yoke in his youth.

28 Let him sit alone and keep silent,

Because God has laid it on him;

29 Let him put his mouth in the dust—

There may yet be hope.

30 Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes him,

And be full of reproach.

31 For the Lord will not cast off forever.

Lamentations 3:26–31 — New Century Version (NCV)

26 It is good to wait quietly

for the Lord to save.

27 It is good for someone to work hard

while he is young.

28 He should sit alone and be quiet;

the Lord has given him hard work to do.

29 He should bow down to the ground;

maybe there is still hope.

30 He should let anyone slap his cheek;

he should be filled with shame.

31 The Lord will not reject

his people forever.

Lamentations 3:26–31 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

26 It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah. 27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. 28 Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he hath laid it upon him. 29 Let him put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope. 30 Let him give his cheek to him that smiteth him; let him be filled full with reproach. 31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever.

Lamentations 3:26–31 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

26 It is good that one should both wait, and that in silence, for the salvation of Jehovah. 27 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth: 28 He sitteth solitary and keepeth silence, because he hath laid it upon him; 29 he putteth his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope; 30 he giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him; he is filled full with reproach. 31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever;

Lamentations 3:26–31 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

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

for the Lord to save us.

27 It is good for people to endure burdens when they’re young.

28 They should sit alone and remain silent

because the Lord has laid these burdens on them.

29 They should put their mouths in the dust.

Maybe a reason to hope exists.

30 They should turn their cheeks to the one who strikes them

and take their fill of insults.

31 “The Lord will not reject such people forever.

Lamentations 3:26–31 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 It is good to wait quietly

for deliverance from the Lord.

27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke

while he is still young.

28 Let him sit alone and be silent,

for God has disciplined him.

29 Let him put his mouth in the dust —

perhaps there is still hope.

30 Let him offer his cheek

to the one who would strike him;

let him be filled with shame.

31 For the Lord

will not reject us forever.

Lamentations 3:26–31 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

26 It is good that one should wait quietly

for the salvation of the Lord.

27 It is good for one to bear

the yoke in youth,

28 to sit alone in silence

when the Lord has imposed it,

29 to put one’s mouth to the dust

(there may yet be hope),

30 to give one’s cheek to the smiter,

and be filled with insults.

31 For the Lord will not

reject forever.

Lamentations 3:26–31 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

26 It is good to wait in silence

for the salvation of Yahweh.

27 It is good for a man who carries

the yoke of his childhood.

28 Let him sit alone and be silent

when he has laid it on him.

29 Let him put his mouth in the dust;

perhaps there is hope.

30 Let him give a cheek to his smiter,

let him be filled with disgrace.

31 For the Lord will not reject

forever.

Lamentations 3:26–31 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

26 It is good when people wait quietly

for the Lord to save them.

27 It is good for a man to carry a heavy load of suffering

while he is young.

28 Let him sit alone and not say anything.

The Lord has placed that load on him.

29 Let him bury his face in the dust.

There might still be hope for him.

30 Let him turn his cheek toward those who would slap him.

Let him be filled with shame.

31 The Lord doesn’t turn his back

on people forever.

Lamentations 3:26–31 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

26 It is good that he waits silently

For the salvation of the Lord.

27 It is good for a man that he should bear

The yoke in his youth.

28 Let him sit alone and be silent

Since He has laid it on him.

29 Let him put his mouth in the dust,

Perhaps there is hope.

30 Let him give his cheek to the smiter,

Let him be filled with reproach.

31 For the Lord will not reject forever,