The Meaning of Lamentations 3:17 Explained

Lamentations 3:17

KJV: And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.

YLT: And Thou castest off from peace my soul, I have forgotten prosperity.

Darby: And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I have forgotten prosperity.

ASV: And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace; I forgat prosperity.

What does Lamentations 3:17 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Lamentations 3

1  The prophet bewails his own calamities
22  By the mercies of God, he nourishes his hope
37  He acknowledges God's justice
55  He prays for deliverance
64  And vengeance on his enemies

What do the individual words in Lamentations 3:17 mean?

And You have moved far from peace my soul I have forgotten prosperity
וַתִּזְנַ֧ח מִשָּׁל֛וֹם נַפְשִׁ֖י נָשִׁ֥יתִי טוֹבָֽה

וַתִּזְנַ֧ח  And  You  have  moved  far 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person feminine singular
Root: זָנַח 
Sense: to cast off, reject, spurn.
מִשָּׁל֛וֹם  from  peace 
Parse: Preposition-m, Noun, masculine singular
Root: שָׁלֹום  
Sense: completeness, soundness, welfare, peace.
נַפְשִׁ֖י  my  soul 
Parse: Noun, feminine singular construct, first person common singular
Root: נֶפֶשׁ  
Sense: soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion.
נָשִׁ֥יתִי  I  have  forgotten 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Perfect, first person common singular
Root: נָשָׁה  
Sense: to forget, deprive.
טוֹבָֽה  prosperity 
Parse: Noun, feminine singular
Root: טָבַב 
Sense: good, pleasant, agreeable.