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Lamentations 3

CEB 1 I am someone who saw the suffering caused by God's angry rod. NIV 1 I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. CEB 2 He drove me away, forced me to walk in darkness, not light. NIV 2 He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light; CEB 3 He turned his hand even against me, over and over again, all day long. NIV 3 indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long. CEB 4 He wore out my flesh and my skin; he broke my bones. NIV 4 He has made my skin and my flesh grow old and has broken my bones. CEB 5 He besieged me, surrounding me with bitterness and weariness. NIV 5 He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship. CEB 6 He made me live in dark places like those who've been dead a long time. NIV 6 He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead. CEB 7 He walled me in so I couldn't escape; he made my chains heavy. NIV 7 He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains. CEB 8 Even though I call out and cry for help, he silences my prayer. NIV 8 Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer. CEB 9 He walled in my paths with stonework; he made my routes crooked. NIV 9 He has barred my way with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked. CEB 10 He is a bear lurking for me, a lion in hiding. NIV 10 Like a bear lying in wait, like a lion in hiding, CEB 11 He took me from my path and tore me apart; he made me desolate. NIV 11 he dragged me from the path and mangled me and left me without help. CEB 12 He drew back his bow, made me a shooting target for arrows. NIV 12 He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows. CEB 13 He shot the arrows of his quiver into my inside parts. NIV 13 He pierced my heart with arrows from his quiver. CEB 14 I have become a joke to all my people, the object of their song of ridicule all day long. NIV 14 I became the laughingstock of all my people; they mock me in song all day long. CEB 15 He saturated me with grief, made me choke on bitterness. NIV 15 He has filled me with bitter herbs and sated me with gall. CEB 16 He crushed my teeth into the gravel; he pressed me down into the ashes. NIV 16 He has broken my teeth with gravel; he has trampled me in the dust. CEB 17 I've rejected peace; I've forgotten what is good. NIV 17 I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is. CEB 18 I thought: My future is gone, as well as my hope from the LORD. NIV 18 So I say, "My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD." CEB 19 The memory of my suffering and homelessness is bitterness and poison. NIV 19 I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. CEB 20 I can't help but remember and am depressed. NIV 20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. CEB 21 I call all this to mind—therefore, I will wait. NIV 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: CEB 22 Certainly the faithful love of the LORD hasn't ended; certainly God's compassion isn't through! NIV 22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. CEB 23 They are renewed every morning. Great is your faithfulness. NIV 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. CEB 24 I think: The LORD is my portion! Therefore, I'll wait for him. NIV 24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." CEB 25 The LORD is good to those who hope in him, to the person who seeks him. NIV 25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; CEB 26 It's good to wait in silence for the LORD's deliverance. NIV 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. CEB 27 It's good for a man to carry a yoke in his youth. NIV 27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young. CEB 28 He should sit alone and be silent when God lays it on him. NIV 28 Let him sit alone in silence, for the LORD has laid it on him. CEB 29 He should put his mouth in the dirt—perhaps there is hope. NIV 29 Let him bury his face in the dust-- there may yet be hope. CEB 30 He should offer his cheek for a blow; he should be filled with shame. NIV 30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace. CEB 31 My Lord definitely won't reject forever. NIV 31 For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. CEB 32 Although he has caused grief, he will show compassion in measure with his covenant loyalty. NIV 32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. CEB 33 He definitely doesn't enjoy affliction, making humans suffer. NIV 33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men. CEB 34 Now crushing underfoot all the earth's prisoners, NIV 34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land, CEB 35 denying someone justice before the Most High, NIV 35 to deny a man his rights before the Most High, CEB 36 subverting a person's lawsuit—doesn't my Lord see all this? NIV 36 to deprive a man of justice-- would not the Lord see such things? CEB 37 Who ever spoke and it happened if my Lord hadn't commanded the same? NIV 37 Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it? CEB 38 From the mouth of the Most High evil things don't come, but rather good! NIV 38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come? CEB 39 Why then does any living person complain; why should anyone complain about their sins? NIV 39 Why should any living man complain when punished for his sins? CEB 40 We must search and examine our ways; we must return to the LORD. NIV 40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. CEB 41 We should lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven. NIV 41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven, and say: CEB 42 We are the ones who did wrong; we rebelled. But you, God, have not forgiven. NIV 42 "We have sinned and rebelled and you have not forgiven. CEB 43 You wrapped yourself up in wrath and hunted us; you killed, showing no compassion. NIV 43 "You have covered yourself with anger and pursued us; you have slain without pity. CEB 44 You wrapped yourself up in a cloud; prayers can't make it through! NIV 44 You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through. CEB 45 You made us trash and garbage in front of all other people. NIV 45 You have made us scum and refuse among the nations. CEB 46 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us. NIV 46 "All our enemies have opened their mouths wide against us. CEB 47 Terror and trap have come upon us, catastrophe and collapse! NIV 47 We have suffered terror and pitfalls, ruin and destruction." CEB 48 Streams of water pour from my eyes because of the destruction of the daughter of my people. NIV 48 Streams of tears flow from my eyes because my people are destroyed. CEB 49 My eyes flow and don't stop. There is no relief NIV 49 My eyes will flow unceasingly, without relief, CEB 50 until the LORD looks down from the heavens and notices. NIV 50 until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees. CEB 51 My eyes hurt me because of what's happened to my city's daughters. NIV 51 What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city. CEB 52 My enemies hunted me down like a bird, relentlessly, for no reason. NIV 52 Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird. CEB 53 They caught me alive in a pit and threw stones at me; NIV 53 They tried to end my life in a pit and threw stones at me; CEB 54 water flowed over my head. I thought: I'm finished. NIV 54 the waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to be cut off. CEB 55 I call on your name, LORD, from the depths of the pit. NIV 55 I called on your name, O LORD, from the depths of the pit. CEB 56 Hear my voice. Don't close your ear to my need for relief, to my cry for help. NIV 56 You heard my plea: "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief." CEB 57 Come near to me on the day I call to you. Say to me, "Don't be afraid." NIV 57 You came near when I called you, and you said, "Do not fear." CEB 58 My Lord! Plead my desperate case; redeem my life. NIV 58 O Lord, you took up my case; you redeemed my life. CEB 59 LORD, look at my mistreatment; judge my cause. NIV 59 You have seen, O LORD, the wrong done to me. Uphold my cause! CEB 60 Look at all of my enemies' vengeance, all of their scheming against me. NIV 60 You have seen the depth of their vengeance, all their plots against me. CEB 61 Hear their jeering, LORD, all of their scheming against me, NIV 61 O LORD, you have heard their insults, all their plots against me-- CEB 62 the speech of those who rise up against me, their incessant gossiping about me. NIV 62 what my enemies whisper and mutter against me all day long. CEB 63 Whether sitting or standing, look at how I am the object of their song of ridicule. NIV 63 Look at them! Sitting or standing, they mock me in their songs. CEB 64 Pay them back fully, LORD, according to what they have done. NIV 64 Pay them back what they deserve, O LORD, for what their hands have done. CEB 65 Give them a tortured mind—put your curse on them! NIV 65 Put a veil over their hearts, and may your curse be on them! CEB 66 Angrily hunt them down; wipe them out from under the LORD's heaven. NIV 66 Pursue them in anger and destroy them from under the heavens of the LORD.