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Lamentations 3

Lamentations 3:1  
I am the man who has seen trouble by the rod of his wrath.

Lamentations 3:2  
By him I have been made to go in the dark where there is no light.

Lamentations 3:3  
Truly against me his hand has been turned again and again all the day.

Lamentations 3:4  
My flesh and my skin have been used up by him and my bones broken.

Lamentations 3:5  
He has put up a wall against me, shutting me in with bitter sorrow.

Lamentations 3:6  
He has kept me in dark places, like those who have been long dead.

Lamentations 3:7  
He has put a wall round me, so that I am not able to go out; he has made great the weight of my chain.

Lamentations 3:8  
Even when I send up a cry for help, he keeps my prayer shut out.

Lamentations 3:9  
He has put up a wall of cut stones about my ways, he has made my roads twisted.

Lamentations 3:10  
He is like a bear waiting for me, like a lion in secret places.

Lamentations 3:11  
By him my ways have been turned on one side and I have been pulled in bits; he has made me waste.

Lamentations 3:12  
With his bow bent, he has made me the mark for his arrows.

Lamentations 3:13  
He has let loose his arrows into the inmost parts of my body.

Lamentations 3:14  
I have become the sport of all the peoples; I am their song all the day.

Lamentations 3:15  
He has made my life nothing but pain, he has given me the bitter root in full measure.

Lamentations 3:16  
By him my teeth have been broken with crushed stones, and I am bent low in the dust.

Lamentations 3:17  
My soul is sent far away from peace, I have no more memory of good.

Lamentations 3:18  
And I said, My strength is cut off, and my hope from the Lord.

Lamentations 3:19  
Keep in mind my trouble and my wandering, the bitter root and the poison.

Lamentations 3:20  
My soul still keeps the memory of them; and is bent down in me.

Lamentations 3:21  
This I keep in mind, and because of this I have hope.

Lamentations 3:22  
It is through the Lord's love that we have not come to destruction, because his mercies have no limit.

Lamentations 3:23  
They are new every morning; great is your good faith.

Lamentations 3:24  
I said to myself, The Lord is my heritage; and because of this I will have hope in him.

Lamentations 3:25  
The Lord is good to those who are waiting for him, to the soul which is looking for him.

Lamentations 3:26  
It is good to go on hoping and quietly waiting for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:27  
It is good for a man to undergo the yoke when he is young.

Lamentations 3:28  
Let him be seated by himself, saying nothing, because he has put it on him.

Lamentations 3:29  
Let him put his mouth in the dust, if by chance there may be hope.

Lamentations 3:30  
Let his face be turned to him who gives him blows; let him be full of shame.

Lamentations 3:31  
For the Lord does not give a man up for ever.

Lamentations 3:32  
For though he sends grief, still he will have pity in the full measure of his love.

Lamentations 3:33  
For he has no pleasure in troubling and causing grief to the children of men.

Lamentations 3:34  
In a man's crushing under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,

Lamentations 3:35  
In his turning away the right of a man before the face of the Most High.

Lamentations 3:36  
In his doing wrong to a man in his cause, the Lord has no pleasure.

Lamentations 3:37  
Who is able to say a thing, and give effect to it, if it has not been ordered by the Lord?

Lamentations 3:38  
Do not evil and good come from the mouth of the Most High?

Lamentations 3:39  
What protest may a living man make, even a man about the punishment of his sin?

Lamentations 3:40  
Let us make search and put our ways to the test, turning again to the Lord;

Lamentations 3:41  
Lifting up our hearts with our hands to God in the heavens.

Lamentations 3:42  
We have done wrong and gone against your law; we have not had your forgiveness.

Lamentations 3:43  
Covering yourself with wrath you have gone after us, cutting us off without pity;

Lamentations 3:44  
Covering yourself with a cloud, so that prayer may not get through.

Lamentations 3:45  
You have made us like waste and that for which there is no use, among the peoples.

Lamentations 3:46  
The mouths of all our haters are open wide against us.

Lamentations 3:47  
Fear and deep waters have come on us, wasting and destruction.

Lamentations 3:48  
Rivers of water are running down from my eyes, for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Lamentations 3:49  
My eyes are streaming without stopping, they have no rest,

Lamentations 3:50  
Till the Lord's eye is turned on me, till he sees my trouble from heaven.

Lamentations 3:51  
The Lord is unkind to my soul, more than all the daughters of my town.

Lamentations 3:52  
They who are against me without cause have gone hard after me as if I was a bird;

Lamentations 3:53  
They have put an end to my life in the prison, stoning me with stones.

Lamentations 3:54  
Waters were flowing over my head; I said, I am cut off.

Lamentations 3:55  
I was making prayer to your name, O Lord, out of the lowest prison.

Lamentations 3:56  
My voice came to you; let not your ear be shut to my breathing, to my cry.

Lamentations 3:57  
You came near in the day when I made my prayer to you: you said, Have no fear.

Lamentations 3:58  
O Lord, you have taken up the cause of my soul, you have made my life safe.

Lamentations 3:59  
O Lord, you have seen my wrong; be judge in my cause.

Lamentations 3:60  
You have seen all the evil rewards they have sent on me, and all their designs against me.

Lamentations 3:61  
Their bitter words have come to your ears, O Lord, and all their designs against me;

Lamentations 3:62  
The lips of those who came up against me, and their thoughts against me all the day.

Lamentations 3:63  
Take note of them when they are seated, and when they get up; I am their song.

Lamentations 3:64  
You will give them their reward, O Lord, answering to the work of their hands.

Lamentations 3:65  
You will let their hearts be covered over with your curse on them.

Lamentations 3:66  
You will go after them in wrath, and put an end to them from under the heavens of the Lord.


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