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Lamentations 3 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Hope through God’s Mercy

א Aleph

Tools specific to Lam 3:1

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:1

I am the man who has seen affliction

under the rod of God’s wrath.

Tools specific to Lam 3:2

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:2

He has driven me away and forced me to walk

in darkness instead of light.

Tools specific to Lam 3:3

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:3

Yes, he repeatedly turns his hand

against me all day long.

  

ב Beth

Tools specific to Lam 3:4

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:4

He has worn away my flesh and skin;

he has broken my bones.

Tools specific to Lam 3:5

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:5

He has laid siege against me,

encircling me with bitterness and hardship.

Tools specific to Lam 3:6

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:6

He has made me dwell in darkness

like those who have been dead for ages.

  

ג Gimel

Tools specific to Lam 3:7

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:7

He has walled me in so I cannot get out;

he has weighed me down with chains.

Tools specific to Lam 3:8

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:8

Even when I cry out and plead for help,

he blocks out my prayer.

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He has walled in my ways with blocks of stone;

he has made my paths crooked.

  

ד Daleth

Tools specific to Lam 3:10

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He is a bear waiting in ambush,

a lion in hiding.

Tools specific to Lam 3:11

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:11

He forced me off my way and tore me to pieces;

he left me desolate.

Tools specific to Lam 3:12

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:12

He strung his bow

and set me as the target for his arrow.

  

ה He

Tools specific to Lam 3:13

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:13

He pierced my kidneys

with shafts from his quiver.

Tools specific to Lam 3:14

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:14

I am a laughingstock to all my people,

mocked by their songs all day long.

Tools specific to Lam 3:15

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:15

He filled me with bitterness,

satiated me with wormwood.

  

ו Waw

Tools specific to Lam 3:16

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:16

He ground my teeth with gravel

and made me cower in the dust.

Tools specific to Lam 3:17

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:17

I have been deprived of peace;

I have forgotten what prosperity is.

Tools specific to Lam 3:18

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:18

Then I thought, “My future is lost,

as well as my hope from the Lord.”

  

ז Zayin

Tools specific to Lam 3:19

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:19

Remember my affliction and my homelessness,

the wormwood and the poison.

Tools specific to Lam 3:20

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:20

I continually remember them

and have become depressed.

Tools specific to Lam 3:21

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:21

Yet I call this to mind,

and therefore I have hope:

  

ח Cheth

Tools specific to Lam 3:22

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:22

Because of the Lord’s faithful love

we do not perish,

for his mercies never end.

Tools specific to Lam 3:23

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:23

They are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness!

Tools specific to Lam 3:24

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:24

I say, “The Lord is my portion,

therefore I will put my hope in him.”

  

ט Teth

Tools specific to Lam 3:25

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:25

The Lord is good to those who wait for him,

to the person who seeks him.

Tools specific to Lam 3:26

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:26

It is good to wait quietly

for salvation from the Lord.

Tools specific to Lam 3:27

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:27

It is good for a man to bear the yoke

while he is still young.

  

י Yod

Tools specific to Lam 3:28

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:28

Let him sit alone and be silent,

for God has disciplined him.

Tools specific to Lam 3:29

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:29

Let him put his mouth in the dust —

perhaps there is still hope.

Tools specific to Lam 3:30

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:30

Let him offer his cheek

to the one who would strike him;

let him be filled with disgrace.

  

כ Kaph

Tools specific to Lam 3:31

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:31

For the Lord

will not reject us forever.

Tools specific to Lam 3:32

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:32

Even if he causes suffering,

he will show compassion

according to the abundance of his faithful love.

Tools specific to Lam 3:33

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:33

For he does not enjoy bringing affliction

or suffering on mankind.

  

ל Lamed

Tools specific to Lam 3:34

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Crushing all the prisoners of the land

beneath one’s feet,

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Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:35

denying justice to a man

in the presence of the Most High,

Tools specific to Lam 3:36

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:36

or subverting a person in his lawsuit —

the Lord does not approve of these things.

  

מ Mem

Tools specific to Lam 3:37

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Who is there who speaks and it happens,

unless the Lord has ordained it?

Tools specific to Lam 3:38

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:38

Do not both adversity and good

come from the mouth of the Most High?

Tools specific to Lam 3:39

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:39

Why should any living person complain,

any man, because of the punishment for his sins?

  

נ Nun

Tools specific to Lam 3:40

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:40

Let us examine and probe our ways,

and turn back to the Lord.

Tools specific to Lam 3:41

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:41

Let us lift up our hearts and our hands

to God in heaven:

Tools specific to Lam 3:42

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:42

“We have sinned and rebelled;

you have not forgiven.

  

ס Samek

Tools specific to Lam 3:43

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“You have covered yourself in anger and pursued us;

you have killed without compassion.

Tools specific to Lam 3:44

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:44

“You have covered yourself with a cloud

so that no prayer can get through.

Tools specific to Lam 3:45

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“You have made us disgusting filth

among the peoples.

  

פ Pe

Tools specific to Lam 3:46

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“All our enemies

open their mouths against us.

Tools specific to Lam 3:47

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“We have experienced panic and pitfall,

devastation and destruction.”

Tools specific to Lam 3:48

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:48

My eyes flow with streams of tears

because of the destruction of my dear people.

  

ע Ayin

Tools specific to Lam 3:49

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:49

My eyes overflow unceasingly,

without end,

Tools specific to Lam 3:50

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:50

until the Lord looks down

from heaven and sees.

Tools specific to Lam 3:51

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:51

My eyes bring me grief

because of the fate of all the women in my city.

  

צ Tsade

Tools specific to Lam 3:52

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For no reason, my enemies

hunted me like a bird.

Tools specific to Lam 3:53

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:53

They smothered my life in a pit

and threw stones on me.

Tools specific to Lam 3:54

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:54

Water flooded over my head,

and I thought, “I’m going to die! ”

  

ק Qoph

Tools specific to Lam 3:55

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:55

I called on your name, Lord,

from the depths of the pit.

Tools specific to Lam 3:56

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:56

You heard my plea:

Do not ignore my cry for relief.

Tools specific to Lam 3:57

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:57

You came near whenever I called you;

you said, “Do not be afraid.”

  

ר Resh

Tools specific to Lam 3:58

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:58

You championed my cause, Lord;

you redeemed my life.

Tools specific to Lam 3:59

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:59

Lord, you saw the wrong done to me;

judge my case.

Tools specific to Lam 3:60

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:60

You saw all their vengefulness,

all their plots against me.

  

ׂש Sin /  Shin

Tools specific to Lam 3:61

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:61

Lord, you heard their insults,

all their plots against me.

Tools specific to Lam 3:62

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:62

The slander and murmuring of my opponents

attack me all day long.

Tools specific to Lam 3:63

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:63

When they sit and when they rise, look,

I am mocked by their songs.

  

ת Taw

Tools specific to Lam 3:64

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:64

You will pay them back what they deserve, Lord,

according to the work of their hands.

Tools specific to Lam 3:65

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:65

You will give them a heart filled with anguish.

May your curse be on them!

Tools specific to Lam 3:66

Unchecked Copy Box Lam 3:66

You will pursue them in anger and destroy them

under your heavens.

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CSB Footnotes
Lit is to me
Some Hb mss, LXX, Vg; other Hb mss, Syr read all peoples
Or and trampled me
Syr, Vg; MT reads You deprived my soul
Or splendor
Or I remember
Alt Hb tradition reads and you cause me to collapse
One Hb mss, Syr, Tg read The Lord’s faithful love, indeed, does not perish
Lit has laid a burden on
Or earth
Or Those who were my enemies for no reason
Or They ended my life in ; Hb obscure
Lit lips
Or them an obstinate heart ; Hb obscure
Lit under the Lord’s heavens

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