Lamentations 3:21-36 NIV

21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the LORD's great love1 we are not consumed,2 for his compassions never fail.3

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23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.4

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24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;5 therefore I will wait for him."

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25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;6

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26 it is good to wait quietly7 for the salvation of the LORD.8

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27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.
28 Let him sit alone in silence,9 for the LORD has laid it on him.

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29 Let him bury his face in the dust10-- there may yet be hope.11

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30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,12 and let him be filled with disgrace.13

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31 For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.14

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32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.15

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33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.16

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34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land,
35 to deny a man his rights before the Most High,17

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36 to deprive a man of justice-- would not the Lord see such things?18

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