The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleLamentations 3:28
He sitteth alone…
Retires from the world, and the men of
it, who takes upon him the yoke of Christ; though he is not alone, but
God, Father, Son, and Spirit, are with him; and he is with the saints,
the excellent of the earth, and has communion with them; and so he is
that under the afflicting hand of God bears it patiently, and does not
run from place to place complaining of it, but sits still, and
considers the cause, end, and use of it. Some render the words in
connection with the preceding, it is good "that he sit alone" F2; it
is good for a man to be alone; in his closet, praying to God; in his
house or chamber, reading the word of God; in the field, or elsewhere,
meditating upon it, and upon the works of God, of nature, providence,
and keepeth silence, because he hath borne [it] on him:
or, "took it on
him"; either because he took it upon him willingly, and therefore
should bear it patiently; or because he (God) hath put it upon him F3,
and therefore should be silent, and not murmur and repine, since he
hath done it, (Psalms 39:9) .
F2 (ddb bvy) "ut sedeat solus", Gataker.
F3 (wyle ljn) "projecit super ipsum", Tigurine version; "sub.
Dominus", Vatablus; "quod imposuerit ipsi Deus", Junius &