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Lamentations 3 :: New English Translation (NET)

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I am the man who has experienced affliction from the rod of his wrath.

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He drove me into captivity and made me walk in darkness and not light.

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He repeatedly attacks me, he turns his hand against me all day long. ב (Bet)

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He has made my mortal skin waste away; he has broken my bones.

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He has besieged and surrounded me with bitter hardship.

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He has made me reside in deepest darkness like those who died long ago. ג (Gimel)

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He has walled me in so that I cannot get out; he has weighted me down with heavy prison chains.

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Also, when I cry out desperately for help, he has shut out my prayer.

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He has blocked every road I take with a wall of hewn stones; he has made every path impassable. ד (Dalet)

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To me he is like a bear lying in ambush, like a hidden lion stalking its prey.

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He has obstructed my paths and torn me to pieces; he has made me desolate.

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He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrow. ה (He)

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He shot his arrows into my heart.

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I have become the laughingstock of all people, their mocking song all day long.

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He has given me my fill of bitter herbs and made me drunk with bitterness. ו (Vav)

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He ground my teeth in gravel; he trampled me in the dust.

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I am deprived of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is.

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So I said, "My endurance has expired; I have lost all hope of deliverance from the LORD." ז (Zayin)

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Remember my impoverished and homeless condition, which is a bitter poison.

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I continually think about this, and I am depressed.

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But this I call to mind; therefore I have hope: ח (Khet)

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The LORD's loyal kindness never ceases; his compassions never end.

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They are fresh every morning; your faithfulness is abundant!

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"My portion is the Lord," I have said to myself, so I will put my hope in him. ט (Tet)

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The LORD is good to those who trust in him, to the one who seeks him.

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It is good to wait patiently for deliverance from the LORD.

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It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young. י (Yod)

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Let a person sit alone in silence, when the LORD is disciplining him.

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Let him bury his face in the dust; perhaps there is hope.

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Let him offer his cheek to the one who hits him; let him have his fill of insults. כ (Kaf)

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For the Lord will not reject us forever.

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Though he causes us grief, he then has compassion on us according to the abundance of his loyal kindness.

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For he is not predisposed to afflict or to grieve people. ל (Lamed)

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To crush underfoot all the earth's prisoners,

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to deprive a person of his rights in the presence of the Most High,

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to defraud a person in a lawsuit - the Lord does not approve of such things! מ (Mem)

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Whose command was ever fulfilled unless the Lord decreed it?

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Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that everything comes - both calamity and blessing?

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Why should any living person complain when punished for his sins? נ (Nun)

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Let us carefully examine our ways, and let us return to the LORD.

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Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven:

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"We have blatantly rebelled; you have not forgiven." ס (Samek)

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You shrouded yourself with anger and then pursued us; you killed without mercy.

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You shrouded yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through.

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You make us like filthy scum in the estimation of the nations. פ (Pe)

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All our enemies have gloated over us;

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Panic and pitfall have come upon us, devastation and destruction.

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Streams of tears flow from my eyes because my people are destroyed. ע (Ayin)

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Tears flow from my eyes and will not stop; there will be no break

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until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees what has happened.

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What my eyes see grieves me - all the suffering of the daughters in my city. צ (Tsade)

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For no good reason my enemies hunted me down like a bird.

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They shut me up in a pit and threw stones at me.

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The waters closed over my head; I thought I was about to die. ק (Qof)

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I have called on your name, O LORD, from the deepest pit.

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You heard my plea: "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief!"

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You came near on the day I called to you; you said, "Do not fear!" ר (Resh)

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O Lord, you championed my cause, you redeemed my life.

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You have seen the wrong done to me, O LORD; pronounce judgment on my behalf!

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You have seen all their vengeance, all their plots against me. ש (Sin/Shin)

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You have heard their taunts, O LORD, all their plots against me.

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My assailants revile and conspire against me all day long.

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Watch them from morning to evening; I am the object of their mocking songs. ת (Tav)

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Pay them back what they deserve, O LORD, according to what they have done.

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Give them a distraught heart; may your curse be on them!

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Pursue them in anger and eradicate them from under the LORD's heaven.
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