Parallel Verses

Amplified

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].

New American Standard Bible

The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

?TetThe Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
to the person who seeks Him.

International Standard Version

The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the person who searches for him.

A Conservative Version

LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

American Standard Version

Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Bible in Basic English

The Lord is good to those who are waiting for him, to the soul which is looking for him.

Darby Translation

Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Teth The LORD is good unto those that wait in him, to the soul that seeks him.

Julia Smith Translation

Good Jehovah to those waiting for him, to the soul that will seek him.

King James 2000

The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Yahweh is good to those who wait on him, to the person that seeks him.

Modern King James verseion

Jehovah is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{Tet} O how good is the LORD unto them that put their trust in him, and to the soul that seeketh after him?

NET Bible

(Tet) The Lord is good to those who trust in him, to the one who seeks him.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

The Emphasized Bible

Good is Yahweh, to them who wait for him, to the soul that will seek him;

Webster

The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

World English Bible

Yahweh is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Good is Jehovah to those waiting for Him, To the soul that seeketh Him.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קוה 
Qavah 
Usage: 49

for him, to the soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

Devotionals

Devotionals about Lamentations 3:25

References

Images Lamentations 3:25

Prayers for Lamentations 3:25

Context Readings

Israel's Affliction

24 The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him. 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]. 26 It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) of the Lord.



Cross References

Isaiah 25:9

It shall be said in that day, Behold our God upon Whom we have waited and hoped, that He might save us! This is the Lord, we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!

Genesis 49:18

I wait for Your salvation, O Lord.

Psalm 27:14

Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.

Isaiah 26:9

My soul yearns for You [O Lord] in the night, yes, my spirit within me seeks You earnestly; for [only] when Your judgments are in the earth will the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God).

1 Chronicles 28:9

And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him] and serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind. For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity] you will find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever!

2 Chronicles 15:2

And he went out to meet Asa and said to him, Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him, craving Him as your soul's first necessity], He will be found by you; but if you [become indifferent and] forsake Him, He will forsake you.

2 Chronicles 19:3

But there are good things found in you, for you have destroyed the Asherim out of the land and have set your heart to seek God [with all your soul's desire].

2 Chronicles 30:19

Who sets his heart to seek and yearn for God -- "the Lord, the God of his fathers -- "even though not complying with the purification regulations of the sanctuary.

2 Chronicles 31:21

And every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in keeping with the law and the commandments to seek his God [inquiring of and yearning for Him], he did with all his heart, and he prospered.

Psalm 22:26

The poor and afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; they shall praise the Lord -- "they who [diligently] seek for, inquire of and for Him, and require Him [as their greatest need]. May your hearts be quickened now and forever!

Psalm 25:8

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He instruct sinners in [His] way.

Psalm 27:8

You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].

Psalm 37:7

Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 37:34

Wait for and expect the Lord and keep and heed His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land; [in the end] when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

Psalm 39:7

And now, Lord, what do I wait for and expect? My hope and expectation are in You.

Psalm 40:1-5

I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.

Psalm 61:1

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.

Psalm 61:5

For You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear, revere, and honor Your name.

Psalm 69:32

The humble shall see it and be glad; you who seek God, inquiring for and requiring Him [as your first need], let your hearts revive and live!

Psalm 105:3

Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek and require the Lord [as their indispensable necessity].

Psalm 119:2

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are they who keep His testimonies, and who seek, inquire for and of Him and crave Him with the whole heart.

Psalm 130:5-6

I wait for the Lord, I expectantly wait, and in His word do I hope.

Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Isaiah 55:6

Seek, inquire for, and require the Lord while He may be found [claiming Him by necessity and by right]; call upon Him while He is near.

Isaiah 64:4

For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him.

Lamentations 3:26

It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) of the Lord.

Hosea 10:12

Sow for yourselves according to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); reap according to mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, to inquire for and of Him, and to require His favor, till He comes and teaches you righteousness and rains His righteous gift of salvation upon you.

Micah 7:7-8

But as for me, I will look to the Lord and confident in Him I will keep watch; I will wait with hope and expectancy for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

Zephaniah 3:8

Therefore [earnestly] wait for Me, says the Lord, [waiting] for the day when I rise up to the attack [as a witness, accuser, or judge, and a testimony]. For My decision and determination and right it is to gather the nations together, to assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them My indignation, even all [the heat of] My fierce anger; for [in that day] all the earth shall be consumed with the fire of My zeal and jealousy.

1 Thessalonians 1:10

And [how you] look forward to and await the coming of His Son from heaven, Whom He raised from the dead -- "Jesus, Who personally rescues and delivers us out of and from the wrath [bringing punishment] which is coming [upon the impenitent] and draws us to Himself [ investing us with all the privileges and rewards of the new life in Christ, the Messiah].

James 5:7

So be patient, brethren, [as you wait] till the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious harvest from the land. [See how] he keeps up his patient [vigil] over it until it receives the early and late rains.

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