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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Lamentations 3:58

 

 

O Lord, You have pleaded my soul's cause; You have redeemed my life.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

O Lord, thou hast pleaded the cause of my soul,.... Or, causes of "my soul", or "life"F21ריבי נפשי "causas animaa meae", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. ; such as concerned his soul and life: not one only, but many of them; and this respects not Jeremiah only, and the Lord's pleading his cause against Zedekiah and his nobles; but the people of the Jews in former times, when in Egypt, and in the times of the judges:

thou hast redeemed my life; by delivering out of the pit and dungeon, where it was in danger; and not only him, but the whole body of the people of old out of Egypt, and out of the hands of their enemies, the Philistines and others.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:58". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/lamentations-3.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my z soul; thou hast redeemed my life.

(z) Meaning, the reason his life was in danger.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:58". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/lamentations-3.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.

O Lord — Thou hast been wont to take my part against my enemies.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:58". "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

For the same purpose he now says, that God had been his judge to undertake his cause, and not only once, for he had contended for him as though he had been his perpetual advocate. The meaning is, that the Prophet (who yet speaks in the name of all the faithful) had found God a defender and a helper, not only in one instance, but whenever he had been in trouble; for he uses the plural number, and says, Thou hast pleaded the pleadings of my soul

He adds, Thou hast redeemed my life. It is the way of God’s pleading when he delivers us as it were from death. Friends do, indeed, sometimes anxiously exert themselves, interposing for our defense, but they do not always succeed. But God is such a pleader of our cause, that he is also a deliverer, for our safety is in his hand. It follows, —


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:58". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/lamentations-3.html. 1840-57.

Scofield's Reference Notes

redeemed

Heb. "goel," Redemp. (Kinsman type). (See Scofield "Isaiah 59:20") .


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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Lamentations 3:58". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/lamentations-3.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Lamentations 3:58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.

Ver. 58. O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul.] Whereof those Babylonians were no just judges.

Thou hast redeemed my life.] It is the life, nay, the soul of the saints, that the wicked hunt after, though they do not always profess so to do.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:58". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/lamentations-3.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Thou hast been wont to take my part against my enemies, not like a lawyer by word of mouth, but actually and really pleading my cause. Thou hast redeemed my life; thou hast saved me from many a danger which looked fatally upon me.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Lamentations 3:58". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/lamentations-3.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

redeemed. Hebrew. ga"al. See note on Exodus 6:6.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:58". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/lamentations-3.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(58) Thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul—i.e., Jehovah had appeared as the advocate, or next-of-kin protector, of the prophet in the persecutions which were aimed against his life. Another personal reference to the prophet’s sufferings. (Comp. Jeremiah 26:8-17; Jeremiah 37:14; Jeremiah 38:4.)


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:58". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/lamentations-3.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.
thou hast pleaded
1 Samuel 25:39; Psalms 35:1; Jeremiah 51:36
thou hast redeemed
Genesis 48:16; Psalms 34:22; 71:23; 103:4

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Lamentations 3:58". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/lamentations-3.html.

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