Lamentations 3:32-42 GNT

32 He may bring us sorrow, but his love for us is sure and strong.
33 He takes no pleasure in causing us grief or pain.
34 The Lord knows when our spirits are crushed in prison;
35 He knows when we are denied the rights he gave us;
36 When justice is perverted in court, he knows.
37 The will of the Lord alone is always carried out. a

References for Lamentations 3:37

    • f 3:37 - The will . . . out; [or] No one can make anything happen unless the Lord is willing.
      38 Good and evil alike take place at his command.
      39 Why should we ever complain when we are punished for our sin? b

      References for Lamentations 3:39

        • g 3:39 - Why should . . . sin?; [or] Why should we complain about being punished for sin, as long as we are still alive?
          40 Let us examine our ways and turn back to the Lord.
          41 Let us open our hearts to God in heaven and pray,
          42 "We have sinned and rebelled, and you, O Lord, have not forgiven us.