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Lamentations 3

NRS 1 I am one who has seen affliction under the rod of God's wrath; NIV 1 I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. NRS 2 he has driven and brought me into darkness without any light; NIV 2 He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light; NRS 3 against me alone he turns his hand, again and again, all day long. NIV 3 indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long. NRS 4 He has made my flesh and my skin waste away, and broken my bones; NIV 4 He has made my skin and my flesh grow old and has broken my bones. NRS 5 he has besieged and enveloped me with bitterness and tribulation; NIV 5 He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship. NRS 6 he has made me sit in darkness like the dead of long ago. NIV 6 He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead. NRS 7 He has walled me about so that I cannot escape; he has put heavy chains on me; NIV 7 He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains. NRS 8 though I call and cry for help, he shuts out my prayer; NIV 8 Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer. NRS 9 he has blocked my ways with hewn stones, he has made my paths crooked. NIV 9 He has barred my way with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked. NRS 10 He is a bear lying in wait for me, a lion in hiding; NIV 10 Like a bear lying in wait, like a lion in hiding, NRS 11 he led me off my way and tore me to pieces; he has made me desolate; NIV 11 he dragged me from the path and mangled me and left me without help. NRS 12 he bent his bow and set me as a mark for his arrow. NIV 12 He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows. NRS 13 He shot into my vitals the arrows of his quiver; NIV 13 He pierced my heart with arrows from his quiver. NRS 14 I have become the laughingstock of all my people, the object of their taunt-songs all day long. NIV 14 I became the laughingstock of all my people; they mock me in song all day long. NRS 15 He has filled me with bitterness, he has sated me with wormwood. NIV 15 He has filled me with bitter herbs and sated me with gall. NRS 16 He has made my teeth grind on gravel, and made me cower in ashes; NIV 16 He has broken my teeth with gravel; he has trampled me in the dust. NRS 17 my soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is; NIV 17 I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is. NRS 18 so I say, "Gone is my glory, and all that I had hoped for from the Lord." NIV 18 So I say, "My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD." NRS 19 The thought of my affliction and my homelessness is wormwood and gall! NIV 19 I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. NRS 20 My soul continually thinks of it and is bowed down within me. NIV 20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. NRS 21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: NIV 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: NRS 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; NIV 22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. NRS 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. NIV 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. NRS 24 "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." NIV 24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." NRS 25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. NIV 25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; NRS 26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. NIV 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. NRS 27 It is good for one to bear the yoke in youth, NIV 27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young. NRS 28 to sit alone in silence when the Lord has imposed it, NIV 28 Let him sit alone in silence, for the LORD has laid it on him. NRS 29 to put one's mouth to the dust (there may yet be hope), NIV 29 Let him bury his face in the dust-- there may yet be hope. NRS 30 to give one's cheek to the smiter, and be filled with insults. NIV 30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace. NRS 31 For the Lord will not reject forever. NIV 31 For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. NRS 32 Although he causes grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; NIV 32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. NRS 33 for he does not willingly afflict or grieve anyone. NIV 33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men. NRS 34 When all the prisoners of the land are crushed under foot, NIV 34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land, NRS 35 when human rights are perverted in the presence of the Most High, NIV 35 to deny a man his rights before the Most High, NRS 36 when one's case is subverted —does the Lord not see it? NIV 36 to deprive a man of justice-- would not the Lord see such things? NRS 37 Who can command and have it done, if the Lord has not ordained it? NIV 37 Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it? NRS 38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come? NIV 38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come? NRS 39 Why should any who draw breath complain about the punishment of their sins? NIV 39 Why should any living man complain when punished for his sins? NRS 40 Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord. NIV 40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. NRS 41 Let us lift up our hearts as well as our hands to God in heaven. NIV 41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven, and say: NRS 42 We have transgressed and rebelled, and you have not forgiven. NIV 42 "We have sinned and rebelled and you have not forgiven. NRS 43 You have wrapped yourself with anger and pursued us, killing without pity; NIV 43 "You have covered yourself with anger and pursued us; you have slain without pity. NRS 44 you have wrapped yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can pass through. NIV 44 You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through. NRS 45 You have made us filth and rubbish among the peoples. NIV 45 You have made us scum and refuse among the nations. NRS 46 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us; NIV 46 "All our enemies have opened their mouths wide against us. NRS 47 panic and pitfall have come upon us, devastation and destruction. NIV 47 We have suffered terror and pitfalls, ruin and destruction." NRS 48 My eyes flow with rivers of tears because of the destruction of my people. NIV 48 Streams of tears flow from my eyes because my people are destroyed. NRS 49 My eyes will flow without ceasing, without respite, NIV 49 My eyes will flow unceasingly, without relief, NRS 50 until the Lord from heaven looks down and sees. NIV 50 until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees. NRS 51 My eyes cause me grief at the fate of all the young women in my city. NIV 51 What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city. NRS 52 Those who were my enemies without cause have hunted me like a bird; NIV 52 Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird. NRS 53 they flung me alive into a pit and hurled stones on me; NIV 53 They tried to end my life in a pit and threw stones at me; NRS 54 water closed over my head; I said, "I am lost." NIV 54 the waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to be cut off. NRS 55 I called on your name, O Lord, from the depths of the pit; NIV 55 I called on your name, O LORD, from the depths of the pit. NRS 56 you heard my plea, "Do not close your ear to my cry for help, but give me relief!" NIV 56 You heard my plea: "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief." NRS 57 You came near when I called on you; you said, "Do not fear!" NIV 57 You came near when I called you, and you said, "Do not fear." NRS 58 You have taken up my cause, O Lord, you have redeemed my life. NIV 58 O Lord, you took up my case; you redeemed my life. NRS 59 You have seen the wrong done to me, O Lord; judge my cause. NIV 59 You have seen, O LORD, the wrong done to me. Uphold my cause! NRS 60 You have seen all their malice, all their plots against me. NIV 60 You have seen the depth of their vengeance, all their plots against me. NRS 61 You have heard their taunts, O Lord, all their plots against me. NIV 61 O LORD, you have heard their insults, all their plots against me-- NRS 62 The whispers and murmurs of my assailants are against me all day long. NIV 62 what my enemies whisper and mutter against me all day long. NRS 63 Whether they sit or rise—see, I am the object of their taunt-songs. NIV 63 Look at them! Sitting or standing, they mock me in their songs. NRS 64 Pay them back for their deeds, O Lord, according to the work of their hands! NIV 64 Pay them back what they deserve, O LORD, for what their hands have done. NRS 65 Give them anguish of heart; your curse be on them! NIV 65 Put a veil over their hearts, and may your curse be on them! NRS 66 Pursue them in anger and destroy them from under the Lord's heavens. NIV 66 Pursue them in anger and destroy them from under the heavens of the LORD.