Lamentations 3:42-54 NIV

42 "We have sinned and rebelled1 and you have not forgiven.2

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43 "You have covered yourself with anger and pursued3 us; you have slain without pity.4

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44 You have covered yourself with a cloud5 so that no prayer6 can get through.7

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45 You have made us scum8 and refuse among the nations.

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46 "All our enemies have opened their mouths wide9 against us.10

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47 We have suffered terror and pitfalls,11 ruin and destruction.12"

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48 Streams of tears13 flow from my eyes14 because my people are destroyed.15

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49 My eyes will flow unceasingly, without relief,16

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50 until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees.17

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51 What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city.
52 Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird.18

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53 They tried to end my life in a pit19 and threw stones at me;

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54 the waters closed over my head,20 and I thought I was about to be cut off.21

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