Lamentations 3:34-44 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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34 To crush under foot all the prisoners of the earth, 34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land,
35 to turn aside the right of a man in the presence 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 does not approve. 36 to deprive a man of justice-- would not the Lord see such things?
37 Who has commanded and it came to pass, unless the Lord has ordained it? 37 Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?
38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and evil come? 38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?
39 Why should a living man complain, a man, about the punishment of his sins? 39 Why should any living man complain when punished for his sins?
40 Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the LORD! 40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.
41 Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven: 41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven, and say:
42 "We have transgressed and rebelled, and thou hast not forgiven. 42 "We have sinned and rebelled and you have not forgiven.
43 "Thou hast wrapped thyself with anger and pursued us, slaying without pity; 43 "You have covered yourself with anger and pursued us; you have slain without pity.
44 thou hast wrapped thyself with a cloud so that no prayer can pass through. 44 You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through.