32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.
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33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.
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34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land,
35 to deny people their rights before the Most High,
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36 to deprive them of justice— would not the Lord see such things?
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37 Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?
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38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?
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39 Why should the living complain when punished for their sins?
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40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.
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41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven, and say:
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42 “We have sinned and rebelled and you have not forgiven.
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