I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness1 and the gall.220
I well remember them, and my soul is downcast3 within me.421
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love5 we are not consumed,6 for his compassions never fail.723
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.824
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;9 therefore I will wait for him."
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;1026
it is good to wait quietly11 for the salvation of the LORD.1227
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
Let him sit alone in silence,13 for the LORD has laid it on him.
Let him bury his face in the dust14-- there may yet be hope.1530
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,16 and let him be filled with disgrace.1731
For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.1832
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.1933
For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.20