Lamentations 3:19-66 NAS

Hope of Relief in God's Mercy

19 Remember my affliction and my awandering, the 1wormwood and bitterness.

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    •  3:19 - Or "bitterness"
      20 Surely 2my soul remembers And is 3bowed down within me.

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      21 This I recall to my mind, Therefore * I have 4hope.

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      22 The LORD'S 5lovingkindnesses bindeed never cease, 6For His compassions never fail.

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        •  3:22 - Or "that we are not consumed"
          23 They are new 7every morning; Great is 8Your faithfulness.

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          24 "The LORD is my 9portion," says my soul, "Therefore * I 10have hope in Him."

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          25 The LORD is good to those who 11wait for Him, To the cperson who 12seeks Him.

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          26 It is good that he 13waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.

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          27 It is good for a man that he should bear The yoke in his youth.
          28 Let him 14sit alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him.

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          29 Let him dput his mouth in the 15dust, Perhaps there is 16hope.

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          30 Let him give his 17cheek to ethe smiter, Let him be filled with reproach.

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          31 For the Lord will 18not reject forever,

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          32 For if He causes grief, Then He will have 19compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness.

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          33 For He 20does not afflict fwillingly * Or grieve the sons of men.

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          34 To crush under His feet All the prisoners of the gland,

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            • • 3:34 - Or "earth"
              35 To hdeprive a man of 21justice In the presence of the Most High,

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                • – 3:35 - Or "turn aside a man's case"
                  36 To i22defraud a man in his lawsuit - Of these things the Lord does not japprove.

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                    • — 3:36 - Lit "make crooked"
                    • ˜ 3:36 - Lit "see"
                      37 Who is kthere who speaks and it 23comes to pass, Unless the Lord has commanded it?

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                      38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That l24both good and ill go forth?

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                        • š 3:38 - Lit "the evil" things "and the good"
                          39 Why should any living mmortal, or any man, Offer 25complaint nin view of his sins?

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                            • › 3:39 - Or "human being"
                            • œ 3:39 - Or "on the basis of"
                              40 Let us 26examine and probe our ways, And let us return to the LORD.

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                              41 We 27lift up our heart oand hands Toward God in heaven;

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                                •  3:41 - Lit "toward" our
                                  42 We have 28transgressed and rebelled, You have 29not pardoned.

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                                  43 You have covered Yourself with 30anger And 31pursued us; You have slain and 32have not spared.

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                                  44 You have 33covered Yourself with a cloud So that 34no prayer can pass through.

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                                  45 You have made us mere 35offscouring and refuse In the midst of the peoples.

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                                  46 All our enemies have 36opened their mouths against us.

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                                  47 37Panic and pitfall have befallen us, Devastation and destruction;

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                                  48 My p38eyes run down with streams of water Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.

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                                  49 My eyes pour down 39unceasingly *, Without stopping,

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                                  50 Until the LORD 40looks down And sees from heaven.

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                                  51 My eyes bring pain to my soul Because of all the daughters of my city.
                                  52 My enemies 41without cause Hunted me down 42like a bird;

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                                  53 They have silenced qme 43in the pit And have r44placed a stone on me.

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                                    • Ÿ 3:53 - Lit "my life"
                                    •   3:53 - Or "cast stones"
                                      54 Waters flowed 45over my head; I said, "I am cut off!"

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                                      55 I 46called on Your name, O LORD, Out of the lowest pit.

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                                      56 You have 47heard my voice, "48Do not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief, From my cry for help."

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                                      57 You 49drew near when I called on You; You said, "50Do not fear!"

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                                      58 O Lord, You 51have pleaded my soul's cause; You have 52redeemed my life.

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                                      59 O LORD, You have 53seen my oppression; 54Judge my case.

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                                      60 You have seen all their vengeance, All their 55schemes against me.

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                                      61 You have heard their 56reproach, O LORD, All their schemes against me.

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                                      62 The 57lips of my assailants and their whispering Are against me all day long.

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                                      63 Look on their 58sitting and their rising; 59I am their mocking song.

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                                      64 You will 60recompense * them, O LORD, According to the work of their hands.

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                                      65 You will give them s61hardness of heart, Your curse will be on them.

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                                        • ¡ 3:65 - Or "insolence"
                                          66 You will 62pursue them in anger and destroy them From under the 63heavens of the LORD!

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