Lamentations 3:27-37 NIV

27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
28 Let him sit alone in silence,1 for the LORD has laid it on him.

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29 Let him bury his face in the dust2-- there may yet be hope.3

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30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,4 and let him be filled with disgrace.5

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31 For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.6

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32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.7

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33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.8

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34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land,
35 to deny a man his rights before the Most High,9

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36 to deprive a man of justice-- would not the Lord see such things?10

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37 Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?11

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