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Lamentations 3

NLT 1 I am the one who has seen the afflictions that come from the rod of the LORD ’s anger. NIV 1 I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of the LORD’s wrath. NLT 2 He has led me into darkness, shutting out all light. NIV 2 He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light; NLT 3 He has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long. NIV 3 indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long. NLT 4 He has made my skin and flesh grow old. He has broken my bones. NIV 4 He has made my skin and my flesh grow old and has broken my bones. NLT 5 He has besieged and surrounded me with anguish and distress. NIV 5 He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship. NLT 6 He has buried me in a dark place, like those long dead. NIV 6 He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead. NLT 7 He has walled me in, and I cannot escape. He has bound me in heavy chains. NIV 7 He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains. NLT 8 And though I cry and shout, he has shut out my prayers. NIV 8 Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer. NLT 9 He has blocked my way with a high stone wall; he has made my road crooked. NIV 9 He has barred my way with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked. NLT 10 He has hidden like a bear or a lion, waiting to attack me. NIV 10 Like a bear lying in wait, like a lion in hiding, NLT 11 He has dragged me off the path and torn me in pieces, leaving me helpless and devastated. NIV 11 he dragged me from the path and mangled me and left me without help. NLT 12 He has drawn his bow and made me the target for his arrows. NIV 12 He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows. NLT 13 He shot his arrows deep into my heart. NIV 13 He pierced my heart with arrows from his quiver. NLT 14 My own people laugh at me. All day long they sing their mocking songs. NIV 14 I became the laughingstock of all my people; they mock me in song all day long. NLT 15 He has filled me with bitterness and given me a bitter cup of sorrow to drink. NIV 15 He has filled me with bitter herbs and given me gall to drink. NLT 16 He has made me chew on gravel. He has rolled me in the dust. NIV 16 He has broken my teeth with gravel; he has trampled me in the dust. NLT 17 Peace has been stripped away, and I have forgotten what prosperity is. NIV 17 I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is. NLT 18 I cry out, “My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the LORD is lost!” NIV 18 So I say, “My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD.” NLT 19 The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words. NIV 19 I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. NLT 20 I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. NIV 20 I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. NLT 21 Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: NIV 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: NLT 22 The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. NIV 22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. NLT 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. NIV 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. NLT 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” NIV 24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” NLT 25 The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. NIV 25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; NLT 26 So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD . NIV 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. NLT 27 And it is good for people to submit at an early age to the yoke of his discipline: NIV 27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young. NLT 28 Let them sit alone in silence beneath the LORD ’s demands. NIV 28 Let him sit alone in silence, for the LORD has laid it on him. NLT 29 Let them lie face down in the dust, for there may be hope at last. NIV 29 Let him bury his face in the dust— there may yet be hope. NLT 30 Let them turn the other cheek to those who strike them and accept the insults of their enemies. NIV 30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace. NLT 31 For no one is abandoned by the Lord forever. NIV 31 For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. NLT 32 Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion because of the greatness of his unfailing love. NIV 32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. NLT 33 For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow. NIV 33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone. NLT 34 If people crush underfoot all the prisoners of the land, NIV 34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land, NLT 35 if they deprive others of their rights in defiance of the Most High, NIV 35 to deny people their rights before the Most High, NLT 36 if they twist justice in the courts— doesn’t the Lord see all these things? NIV 36 to deprive them of justice— would not the Lord see such things? NLT 37 Who can command things to happen without the Lord’s permission? NIV 37 Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it? NLT 38 Does not the Most High send both calamity and good? NIV 38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come? NLT 39 Then why should we, mere humans, complain when we are punished for our sins? NIV 39 Why should the living complain when punished for their sins? NLT 40 Instead, let us test and examine our ways. Let us turn back to the LORD . NIV 40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. NLT 41 Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven and say, NIV 41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven, and say: NLT 42 “We have sinned and rebelled, and you have not forgiven us. NIV 42 “We have sinned and rebelled and you have not forgiven. NLT 43 “You have engulfed us with your anger, chased us down, and slaughtered us without mercy. NIV 43 “You have covered yourself with anger and pursued us; you have slain without pity. NLT 44 You have hidden yourself in a cloud so our prayers cannot reach you. NIV 44 You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through. NLT 45 You have discarded us as refuse and garbage among the nations. NIV 45 You have made us scum and refuse among the nations. NLT 46 “All our enemies have spoken out against us. NIV 46 “All our enemies have opened their mouths wide against us. NLT 47 We are filled with fear, for we are trapped, devastated, and ruined.” NIV 47 We have suffered terror and pitfalls, ruin and destruction.” NLT 48 Tears stream from my eyes because of the destruction of my people! NIV 48 Streams of tears flow from my eyes because my people are destroyed. NLT 49 My tears flow endlessly; they will not stop NIV 49 My eyes will flow unceasingly, without relief, NLT 50 until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees. NIV 50 until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees. NLT 51 My heart is breaking over the fate of all the women of Jerusalem. NIV 51 What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city. NLT 52 My enemies, whom I have never harmed, hunted me down like a bird. NIV 52 Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird. NLT 53 They threw me into a pit and dropped stones on me. NIV 53 They tried to end my life in a pit and threw stones at me; NLT 54 The water rose over my head, and I cried out, “This is the end!” NIV 54 the waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to perish. NLT 55 But I called on your name, LORD, from deep within the pit. NIV 55 I called on your name, LORD, from the depths of the pit. NLT 56 You heard me when I cried, “Listen to my pleading! Hear my cry for help!” NIV 56 You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.” NLT 57 Yes, you came when I called; you told me, “Do not fear.” NIV 57 You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” NLT 58 Lord, you are my lawyer! Plead my case! For you have redeemed my life. NIV 58 You, Lord, took up my case; you redeemed my life. NLT 59 You have seen the wrong they have done to me, LORD . Be my judge, and prove me right. NIV 59 LORD, you have seen the wrong done to me. Uphold my cause! NLT 60 You have seen the vengeful plots my enemies have laid against me. NIV 60 You have seen the depth of their vengeance, all their plots against me. NLT 61 LORD, you have heard the vile names they call me. You know all about the plans they have made. NIV 61 LORD, you have heard their insults, all their plots against me— NLT 62 My enemies whisper and mutter as they plot against me all day long. NIV 62 what my enemies whisper and mutter against me all day long. NLT 63 Look at them! Whether they sit or stand, I am the object of their mocking songs. NIV 63 Look at them! Sitting or standing, they mock me in their songs. NLT 64 Pay them back, LORD, for all the evil they have done. NIV 64 Pay them back what they deserve, LORD, for what their hands have done. NLT 65 Give them hard and stubborn hearts, and then let your curse fall on them! NIV 65 Put a veil over their hearts, and may your curse be on them! NLT 66 Chase them down in your anger, destroying them beneath the LORD ’s heavens. NIV 66 Pursue them in anger and destroy them from under the heavens of the LORD.

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