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Lamentations 3 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 I [am] the man [who] hath seen affliction By the rod of His wrath. 1 I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
2 Me He hath led, and causeth to go [in] darkness, and without light. 2 He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light;
3 Surely against me He turneth back, He turneth His hand all the day. 3 indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long.
4 He hath worn out my flesh and my skin. He hath broken my bones. 4 He has made my skin and my flesh grow old and has broken my bones.
5 He hath built up against me, And setteth round poverty and weariness. 5 He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship.
6 In dark places He hath caused me to dwell, As the dead of old. 6 He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
7 He hath hedged me about, and I go not out, He hath made heavy my fetter. 7 He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains.
8 Also when I call and cry out, He hath shut out my prayer. 8 Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer.
9 He hath hedged my ways with hewn work, My paths He hath made crooked. 9 He has barred my way with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked.
10 A bear lying in wait He [is] to me, A lion in secret hiding-places. 10 Like a bear lying in wait, like a lion in hiding,
11 My ways He is turning aside, and He pulleth me in pieces, He hath made me a desolation. 11 he dragged me from the path and mangled me and left me without help.
12 He hath trodden His bow, And setteth me up as a mark for an arrow. 12 He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows.
13 He hath caused to enter into my reins The sons of His quiver. 13 He pierced my heart with arrows from his quiver.
14 I have been a derision to all my people, Their song all the day. 14 I became the laughingstock of all my people; they mock me in song all day long.
15 He hath filled me with bitter things, He hath filled me [with] wormwood. 15 He has filled me with bitter herbs and sated me with gall.
16 And He breaketh with gravel my teeth, He hath covered me with ashes. 16 He has broken my teeth with gravel; he has trampled me in the dust.
17 And Thou castest off from peace my soul, I have forgotten prosperity. 17 I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is.
18 And I say, Perished hath my strength and my hope from Jehovah. 18 So I say, "My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD."
19 Remember my affliction and my mourning, Wormwood and gall! 19 I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.
20 Remember well, and bow down doth my soul in me. 20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.
21 This I turn to my heart -- therefore I hope. 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
22 The kindnesses of Jehovah! For we have not been consumed, For not ended have His mercies. 22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
23 New every morning, abundant [is] thy faithfulness. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
24 My portion [is] Jehovah, hath my soul said, Therefore I hope for Him. 24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
25 Good [is] Jehovah to those waiting for Him, To the soul [that] seeketh Him. 25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
26 Good! when one doth stay and stand still For the salvation of Jehovah. 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
27 Good for a man that he beareth a yoke in his youth. 27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
28 He sitteth alone, and is silent, For He hath laid [it] upon him. 28 Let him sit alone in silence, for the LORD has laid it on him.
29 He putteth in the dust his mouth, if so be there is hope. 29 Let him bury his face in the dust-- there may yet be hope.
30 He giveth to his smiter the cheek, He is filled with reproach. 30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace.
31 For the Lord doth not cast off to the age. 31 For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.
32 For though He afflicted, yet He hath pitied, According to the abundance of His kindness. 32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.
33 For He hath not afflicted with His heart, Nor doth He grieve the sons of men. 33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.
34 To bruise under one's feet any bound ones of earth, 34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land,
35 To turn aside the judgment of a man, Over-against the face of the Most High, 35 to deny a man his rights before the Most High,
36 To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord hath not approved. 36 to deprive a man of justice-- would not the Lord see such things?
37 Who [is] this -- he hath said, and it is, [And] the Lord hath not commanded [it]? 37 Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?
38 From the mouth of the Most High Go not forth the evils and the good. 38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?
39 What -- sigh habitually doth a living man, A man for his sin? 39 Why should any living man complain when punished for his sins?
40 We search our ways, and investigate, And turn back unto Jehovah. 40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.
41 We lift up our heart on the hands unto God in the heavens. 41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven, and say:
42 We -- we have transgressed and rebelled, Thou -- Thou hast not forgiven. 42 "We have sinned and rebelled and you have not forgiven.
43 Thou hast covered Thyself with anger, And dost pursue us; Thou hast slain -- Thou hast not pitied. 43 "You have covered yourself with anger and pursued us; you have slain without pity.
44 Thou hast covered Thyself with a cloud, So that prayer doth not pass through. 44 You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through.
45 Offscouring and refuse Thou dost make us In the midst of the peoples. 45 You have made us scum and refuse among the nations.
46 Opened against us their mouth have all our enemies. 46 "All our enemies have opened their mouths wide against us.
47 Fear and a snare hath been for us, Desolation and destruction. 47 We have suffered terror and pitfalls, ruin and destruction."
48 Rivulets of water go down my eye, For the destruction of the daughter of my people. 48 Streams of tears flow from my eyes because my people are destroyed.
49 Mine eye is poured out, And doth not cease without intermission, 49 My eyes will flow unceasingly, without relief,
50 Till Jehovah looketh and seeth from the heavens, 50 until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees.
51 My eye affecteth my soul, Because of all the daughters of my city. 51 What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city.
52 Hunted me sore as a bird have my enemies without cause. 52 Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird.
53 They have cut off in a pit my life, And they cast a stone against me. 53 They tried to end my life in a pit and threw stones at me;
54 Flowed have waters over my head, I have said, I have been cut off. 54 the waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to be cut off.
55 I called Thy name, O Jehovah, from the lower pit. 55 I called on your name, O LORD, from the depths of the pit.
56 My voice Thou hast heard, Hide not Thine ear at my breathing -- at my cry. 56 You heard my plea: "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief."
57 Thou hast drawn near in the day I call Thee, Thou hast said, Fear not. 57 You came near when I called you, and you said, "Do not fear."
58 Thou hast pleaded, O Lord, the pleadings of my soul, Thou hast redeemed my life. 58 O Lord, you took up my case; you redeemed my life.
59 Thou hast seen, O Jehovah, my overthrow, Judge Thou my cause. 59 You have seen, O LORD, the wrong done to me. Uphold my cause!
60 Thou hast seen all their vengeance, All their thoughts of me. 60 You have seen the depth of their vengeance, all their plots against me.
61 Thou hast heard their reproach, O Jehovah, All their thoughts against me, 61 O LORD, you have heard their insults, all their plots against me--
62 The lips of my withstanders, Even their meditation against me all the day. 62 what my enemies whisper and mutter against me all day long.
63 Their sitting down, and their rising up, Behold attentively, I [am] their song. 63 Look at them! Sitting or standing, they mock me in their songs.
64 Thou returnest to them the deed, O Jehovah, According to the work of their hands. 64 Pay them back what they deserve, O LORD, for what their hands have done.
65 Thou givest to them a covered heart, Thy curse to them. 65 Put a veil over their hearts, and may your curse be on them!
66 Thou pursuest in anger, and destroyest them, From under the heavens of Jehovah! 66 Pursue them in anger and destroy them from under the heavens of the LORD.