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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Lamentations 3:23

 

 

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

Adam Clarke Commentary

They are new every morning - Day and night proclaim the mercy and compassion of God. Who could exist throughout the day, if there were not a continual superintending Providence? Who could be preserved in the night, if the Watchman of Israel ever slumbered or slept?


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/lamentations-3.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

They are new every morning,.... That is, the tender mercies or compassions of God are, which prove that they fail not; there are instances of them every day, not only in a temporal, but in a spiritual sense; they are ever new, always fresh and vigorous, constant and perpetual; such are the love, grace, and mercy of God, though of old, yet daily renewed in the manifestations thereof; and which make a morning of spiritual light, joy, and comfort; and whenever it is morning with the saints, they have new discoveries of the love of God to them; and these indeed are a bright morning to them, a morning without clouds;

great is thy faithfulness; some render it "thy faith concerning thee"F25אמונתך "fides tua", V. L. Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "fides quae est de te", Pagninus. ; this is a great grace, it is the gift of God, the operation of his Spirit, and to exercise it is a great thing; to this purpose is Jarchi's note,

"great is thy promise, and a great thing it is to believe in thee, that it shall be performed, and that thou wilt observe or keep what thou hast promised to us;'

but the attribute of God's faithfulness is rather meant; which is another reason why the people of God are not consumed, since that never fails; God is faithful to himself, and cannot deny himself; he is faithful to his counsels and purposes, which shall be truly accomplished; and to his covenant and promises, which shall be fulfilled; and to his Son, the surety and Saviour of his people.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/lamentations-3.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

[They are] new k every morning: great [is] thy faithfulness.

(k) We feel your benefits daily.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/lamentations-3.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

(Isaiah 33:2).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/lamentations-3.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Faithfulness — In fulfilling thy promises to thy people.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/lamentations-3.html. 1765.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

This verse confirms what I have said, that the same truth is here repeated by the Prophet, that God’s mercies were not consumed, nor had his compassion’s failed. How so? Because they were new, or renewed, every day; but he puts morning, and that in the plural number. I am surprised at the hour striking so soon; I hardly think that I have lectured a whole hour.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/lamentations-3.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Lamentations 3:23 [They are] new every morning: great [is] thy faithfulness.

Ver. 23. They are new every morning.] Yea, every moment. We have continual experiments.

Great is thy faithfulness.] God’s mercy moved him to promise; his truth to perform. See 2 Samuel 7:18; 2 Samuel 7:21. {See Trapp on "2 Samuel 7:18"} {See Trapp on "2 Samuel 7:21"}


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/lamentations-3.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

These compassions of God are renewed day by day, to declare the great faithfulness of God in fulfilling his many promises made for mercy to his people.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/lamentations-3.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

23. New every morning — That is, Jehovah’s mercies are “new,” or repeated.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/lamentations-3.html. 1874-1909.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

There are new evidences of Yahweh"s lovingkindness and compassion every day that testify to His great faithfulness (cf. Psalm 36:5; Psalm 36:7). His daily provision of manna for the Israelites in the wilderness was one example of this.

"The word translated "compassions" draws attention to God"s emotional response to the needs of His people [cf. Genesis 43:30; 1 Kings 3:26]. The terms rendered "love" [or "lovingkindness"] and "faithfulness" are closely related in meaning [cf. Psalm 89:24; Psalm 92:2; Psalm 98:3; Hosea 2:19-20]. They refer to God"s devotion to His covenant people and to the promises He made to them." [Note: Chisholm, p362.]

This verse was, of course, the basis for the classic Christian hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" by Thomas O. Chisholm (b1866). It has also inspired modern composers (e.g, "The steadfast love of the Lord never faileth; His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness, oh Lord, great is Thy faithfulness ...").


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/lamentations-3.html. 2012.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

New. Novi should be novæ, to agree with miserationes. (Calmet) --- Chaldean, "new miracles" occur daily. (Haydock) --- God's mercies are ever fresh. (Worthington)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/lamentations-3.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

new = fresh.

every morning. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Part), for always and continually.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/lamentations-3.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(23) They are new.—The subject of the sentence is found in the “compassions” of the preceding verse. With the dawn of every day there dawn also the mercies of Jehovah.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/lamentations-3.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
new
Psalms 30:5; Isaiah 33:2; Zephaniah 3:5
great
Exodus 34:6; Psalms 36:5; 89:1,2,33; 146:6; Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18; 10:23

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:23". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/lamentations-3.html.

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