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Lamentations 3

Lamentations 3:1  
I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

Lamentations 3:2  
He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

Lamentations 3:3  
Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.

Lamentations 3:4  
My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.

Lamentations 3:5  
He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.

Lamentations 3:6  
He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.

Lamentations 3:7  
He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

Lamentations 3:8  
Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.

Lamentations 3:9  
He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

Lamentations 3:10  
He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

Lamentations 3:11  
He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.

Lamentations 3:12  
He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

Lamentations 3:13  
He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.

Lamentations 3:14  
I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.

Lamentations 3:15  
He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.

Lamentations 3:16  
He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes.

Lamentations 3:17  
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.

Lamentations 3:18  
And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:

Lamentations 3:19  
Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

Lamentations 3:20  
My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

Lamentations 3:21  
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

Lamentations 3:22  
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

Lamentations 3:23  
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:24  
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Lamentations 3:25  
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Lamentations 3:26  
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

Lamentations 3:27  
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Lamentations 3:28  
He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.

Lamentations 3:29  
He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.

Lamentations 3:30  
He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.

Lamentations 3:31  
For the Lord will not cast off for ever:

Lamentations 3:32  
But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

Lamentations 3:33  
For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

Lamentations 3:34  
To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,

Lamentations 3:35  
To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,

Lamentations 3:36  
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Lamentations 3:37  
Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?

Lamentations 3:38  
Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?

Lamentations 3:39  
Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Lamentations 3:40  
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

Lamentations 3:41  
Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

Lamentations 3:42  
We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.

Lamentations 3:43  
Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.

Lamentations 3:44  
Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.

Lamentations 3:45  
Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.

Lamentations 3:46  
All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.

Lamentations 3:47  
Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.

Lamentations 3:48  
Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Lamentations 3:49  
Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission,

Lamentations 3:50  
Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.

Lamentations 3:51  
Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.

Lamentations 3:52  
Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.

Lamentations 3:53  
They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.

Lamentations 3:54  
Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.

Lamentations 3:55  
I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.

Lamentations 3:56  
Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

Lamentations 3:57  
Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.

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

Lamentations 3:59  
O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.

Lamentations 3:60  
Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me.

Lamentations 3:61  
Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their imaginations against me;

Lamentations 3:62  
The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.

Lamentations 3:63  
Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their musick.

Lamentations 3:64  
Render unto them a recompence, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.

Lamentations 3:65  
Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.

Lamentations 3:66  
Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.


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