Lamentations 3

Lam 3:1 I, the man, have seen affliction by the rod of His wrath.
Lam 3:2 He led me and made me go in darkness and not light.
Lam 3:3 Surely He turned against me; He turns His hand all the day.
Lam 3:4 He has wasted my flesh and my skin. He has shattered my bones.
Lam 3:5 He built against me and has put around me bitterness and hardship.
Lam 3:6 He has made me live in dark places like the dead of old.
Lam 3:7 He walled around me and I cannot go out; He has made heavy my bronze chain.
Lam 3:8 Also, when I cry out and shout for help, He shuts out my prayer.
Lam 3:9 He walled up my ways with cut stone; my paths are crooked.
Lam 3:10 He was a bear lying in wait for me, a lion in secret places.
Lam 3:11 He has deflected my ways and torn me to pieces; He made me desolate.
Lam 3:12 He has trod His bow and set me up as a mark for the arrow.
Lam 3:13 He caused the sons of His quiver to enter into my inward parts.
Lam 3:14 I was a mockery to all my people, their song all the day.
Lam 3:15 He has filled me with bitterness and made me drunk with wormwood.
Lam 3:16 And He broke my teeth with gravel; He has covered me in the ashes.
Lam 3:17 And You cast off my soul from peace; I have forgotten goodness.
Lam 3:18 And I said, My strength and my hope have perished from Jehovah.
Lam 3:19 Remember my affliction and my roaming, as wormwood and bitterness.
Lam 3:20 My soul vividly remembers and bows down on me.
Lam 3:21 I bring back this to my heart. On account of this I hope.
Lam 3:22 It is by the kindnesses of Jehovah that we are not consumed, for His mercies are not ended.
Lam 3:23 They are new by mornings; great is Your faithfulness.
Lam 3:24 Jehovah is my portion, says my soul. On account of this I shall hope to Him.
Lam 3:25 Jehovah is good to those waiting on Him, to the soul seeking Him.
Lam 3:26 It is good that a man hopes for the salvation of Jehovah, even in silence.
Lam 3:27 It is good for a man that he bear a yoke in his youth.
Lam 3:28 He sits alone and is silent, for He laid it on him.
Lam 3:29 He puts his mouth in the dust, if perhaps there is hope.
Lam 3:30 He gives his cheek to Him who strikes him; he is filled with reproach.
Lam 3:31 For the Lord will not cast off forever.
Lam 3:32 For though He causes grief, He will have pity according to His many kindnesses.
Lam 3:33 For He does not afflict from His heart, nor does He grieve the sons of man,
Lam 3:34 to crush all the prisoners of earth under His feet,
Lam 3:35 to turn aside the justice of a man before the face of the Most High,
Lam 3:36 to wrong a man in his cause. This, the Lord does not see.
Lam 3:37 Who is this speaking, and it happens when the Lord does not command it?
Lam 3:38 Both the evil and the good do not go out from the mouth of the Most High.
Lam 3:39 What? Should mankind complain, living man because of his sins?
Lam 3:40 Let us search and examine our ways, and turn again to Jehovah.
Lam 3:41 Let us lift up our heart and hands to God in Heaven.
Lam 3:42 We have transgressed and rebelled; You, You have not forgiven.
Lam 3:43 You have wrapped Yourself with anger and pursued us; You have slain; You have not pitied.
Lam 3:44 You have covered for You with a cloud, from any prayer passing through.
Lam 3:45 You have made us sweepings and garbage in the midst of the peoples.
Lam 3:46 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
Lam 3:47 Dread and a pit is ours, devastation and ruin.
Lam 3:48 Streams of water go down from my eye for the ruin of the daughter of my people.
Lam 3:49 My eye flows out and does not cease, from there not being any relaxing,
Lam 3:50 until Jehovah shall look down and see from Heaven.
Lam 3:51 My eye deals severely with my soul, from all the daughters of my city.
Lam 3:52 My enemies have hunted me like a bird without cause.
Lam 3:53 They have cut off my life in the pit, and they threw a stone at me.
Lam 3:54 Waters flowed over on my head; I said, I am cut off.
Lam 3:55 I called on Your name, O Jehovah, from the lowest pit.
Lam 3:56 You have heard my voice; do not hide Your ear at my relief, at my cry for help.
Lam 3:57 You came near in the day I called You; You said, Do not fear!
Lam 3:58 O Lord, You contended for the causes of my soul; You redeemed my life.
Lam 3:59 You have seen my wrong, O Jehovah; judge my cause.
Lam 3:60 You have seen all their vengeance, all their plots against me.
Lam 3:61 You have heard their reproach, O Jehovah, all their plots against me,
Lam 3:62 the lips of those rising up against me, and their scheming against me all the day.
Lam 3:63 Look at their sitting and their rising up. I am their song.
Lam 3:64 You will give back a recompense to them, O Jehovah, according to the work of their hands.
Lam 3:65 You will give them insolence of heart as Your curse to them.
Lam 3:66 Pursue and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of Jehovah.

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