Lamentations 3:1 – He Has Beaten Me

Lamentations 3:1 - I am the man who has seen affliction because of the rod of His wrath. (NASB)

Break it down: Let’s look at the key Hebrew words in the passage and their meanings.

ani - I, myself, alone
geber - man
raah - to see
oniy - depression, misery
shebet - rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe
ebrah - overflow, arrogance, fury, wrath

Expand and Dig: Let’s use these meanings to expand the passage and dig deeper.

I am the man who has seen depression, who has seen misery, because of the rod, because of the staff, because of the club, of His fury, of His wrath, of His overflow.
 
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