Lamentations 3:32-42 NIV

32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.1

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33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.2

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34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land,
35 to deny a man his rights before the Most High,3

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36 to deprive a man of justice-- would not the Lord see such things?4

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37 Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?5

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38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?6

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39 Why should any living man complain when punished for his sins?7

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40 Let us examine our ways and test them,8 and let us return to the LORD.9

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41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven,10 and say:

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42 "We have sinned and rebelled11 and you have not forgiven.12

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