Lamentations 3:16-26 NIV

16 He has broken my teeth with gravel;1 he has trampled me in the dust.2

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17 I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is.
18 So I say, "My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD."3

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      19 I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness4 and the gall.5

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          20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast6 within me.7

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          21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
          22 Because of the LORD's great love8 we are not consumed,9 for his compassions never fail.10

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          23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.11

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          24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;12 therefore I will wait for him."

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          25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;13

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          26 it is good to wait quietly14 for the salvation of the LORD.15

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