Lamentations 3:1-18 NAS

Jeremiah Shares Israel's Affliction

1 I am the man who has 1seen affliction Because of the rod of His wrath.

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2 He has driven me and made me walk In 2darkness and not in light.

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3 Surely against me He has 3turned His hand Repeatedly all the day.

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4 He has caused my 4flesh and my skin to waste away, He has 5broken my bones.

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5 He has 6besieged * and encompassed me with 7bitterness and hardship.

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6 In 8dark places He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead.

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7 He has 9walled me in so that I cannot go out; He has made my a10chain heavy.

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    • ‹ 3:7 - Lit "bronze piece"
      8 Even when I cry out and call for help, He 11shuts out my prayer.

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      9 He has 12blocked my ways with hewn stone; He has made my paths crooked.

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      10 He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.
      11 He has turned aside my ways and 13torn me to pieces; He has made me desolate.

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      12 He 14bent His bow And 15set me as a target for the arrow.

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      13 He made the barrows of His 16quiver To enter into my cinward parts.

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        • Œ 3:13 - Lit "sons"
        •  3:13 - Lit "kidneys"
          14 I have become a 17laughingstock to all my people, Their mocking 18song all the day.

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          15 He has 19filled me with bitterness, He has made me drunk with wormwood.

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          16 He has 20broken my teeth with 21gravel; He has made me cower in the 22dust.

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          17 My soul has been rejected 23from peace; I have forgotten dhappiness.

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          18 So I say, "My strength has perished, And so has my 24hope from the LORD."

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