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Lamentations 3:16-26 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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16 He has made my teeth grind on gravel, and made me cower in ashes; 16 He has broken my teeth with gravel; he has trampled me in the dust.
17 my soul is bereft of peace, I have forgotten what happiness is; 17 I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is.
18 so I say, "Gone is my glory, and my expectation from the LORD." 18 So I say, "My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD."
19 Remember my affliction and my bitterness, the wormwood and the gall! 19 I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.
20 My soul continually thinks of it and is bowed down within me. 20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.
21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; 22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
23 they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." 24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. 25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.