Lamentations 3:30-40 NIV

30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,1 and let him be filled with disgrace.2

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31 For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.3

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32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.4

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33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.5

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34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land,
35 to deny a man his rights before the Most High,6

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36 to deprive a man of justice-- would not the Lord see such things?7

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37 Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?8

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38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?9

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39 Why should any living man complain when punished for his sins?10

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40 Let us examine our ways and test them,11 and let us return to the LORD.12

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