Lamentations 3:20-30 NIV

20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast1 within me.2

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21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the LORD's great love3 we are not consumed,4 for his compassions never fail.5

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23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.6

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24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;7 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;8

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26 it is good to wait quietly9 for the salvation of the LORD.10

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27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
28 Let him sit alone in silence,11 for the LORD has laid it on him.

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29 Let him bury his face in the dust12-- there may yet be hope.13

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30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,14 and let him be filled with disgrace.15

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