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Lamentations 3 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:1 - I am the man who has experienced affliction from the rod of his wrath.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:2 - He drove me into captivity and made me walk in darkness and not light.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:3 - He repeatedly attacks me, he turns his hand against me all day long. ב (Bet)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:4 - He has made my mortal skin waste away; he has broken my bones.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:5 - He has besieged and surrounded me with bitter hardship.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:6 - He has made me reside in deepest darkness like those who died long ago. ג (Gimel)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:7 - He has walled me in so that I cannot get out; he has weighted me down with heavy prison chains.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:8 - Also, when I cry out desperately for help, he has shut out my prayer.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:9 - He has blocked every road I take with a wall of hewn stones; he has made every path impassable. ד (Dalet)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:10 - To me he is like a bear lying in ambush, like a hidden lion stalking its prey.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:11 - He has obstructed my paths and torn me to pieces; he has made me desolate.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:12 - He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrow. ה (He)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:13 - He shot his arrows into my heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:14 - I have become the laughingstock of all people, their mocking song all day long.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:15 - He has given me my fill of bitter herbs and made me drunk with bitterness. ו (Vav)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:16 - He ground my teeth in gravel; he trampled me in the dust.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:17 - I am deprived of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:18 - So I said, "My endurance has expired; I have lost all hope of deliverance from the LORD." ז (Zayin)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:19 - Remember my impoverished and homeless condition, which is a bitter poison.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:20 - I continually think about this, and I am depressed.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:21 - But this I call to mind; therefore I have hope: ח (Khet)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:22 - The LORD's loyal kindness never ceases; his compassions never end.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:23 - They are fresh every morning; your faithfulness is abundant!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:24 - "My portion is the Lord," I have said to myself, so I will put my hope in him. ט (Tet)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:25 - The LORD is good to those who trust in him, to the one who seeks him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:26 - It is good to wait patiently for deliverance from the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:27 - It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young. י (Yod)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:28 - Let a person sit alone in silence, when the LORD is disciplining him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:29 - Let him bury his face in the dust; perhaps there is hope.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:30 - Let him offer his cheek to the one who hits him; let him have his fill of insults. כ (Kaf)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:31 - For the Lord will not reject us forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:32 - Though he causes us grief, he then has compassion on us according to the abundance of his loyal kindness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:33 - For he is not predisposed to afflict or to grieve people. ל (Lamed)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:34 - To crush underfoot all the earth's prisoners,

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:35 - to deprive a person of his rights in the presence of the Most High,

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:36 - to defraud a person in a lawsuit - the Lord does not approve of such things! מ (Mem)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:37 - Whose command was ever fulfilled unless the Lord decreed it?

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:38 - Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that everything comes - both calamity and blessing?

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:39 - Why should any living person complain when punished for his sins? נ (Nun)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:40 - Let us carefully examine our ways, and let us return to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:41 - Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven:

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:42 - "We have blatantly rebelled; you have not forgiven." ס (Samek)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:43 - You shrouded yourself with anger and then pursued us; you killed without mercy.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:44 - You shrouded yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:45 - You make us like filthy scum in the estimation of the nations. פ (Pe)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:46 - All our enemies have gloated over us;

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:47 - Panic and pitfall have come upon us, devastation and destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:48 - Streams of tears flow from my eyes because my people are destroyed. ע (Ayin)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:49 - Tears flow from my eyes and will not stop; there will be no break

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:50 - until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees what has happened.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:51 - What my eyes see grieves me - all the suffering of the daughters in my city. צ (Tsade)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:52 - For no good reason my enemies hunted me down like a bird.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:53 - They shut me up in a pit and threw stones at me.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:54 - The waters closed over my head; I thought I was about to die. ק (Qof)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:55 - I have called on your name, O LORD, from the deepest pit.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:56 - You heard my plea: "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief!"

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:57 - You came near on the day I called to you; you said, "Do not fear!" ר (Resh)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:58 - O Lord, you championed my cause, you redeemed my life.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:59 - You have seen the wrong done to me, O LORD; pronounce judgment on my behalf!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:60 - You have seen all their vengeance, all their plots against me. ש (Sin/Shin)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:61 - You have heard their taunts, O LORD, all their plots against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:62 - My assailants revile and conspire against me all day long.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:63 - Watch them from morning to evening; I am the object of their mocking songs. ת (Tav)

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:64 - Pay them back what they deserve, O LORD, according to what they have done.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:65 - Give them a distraught heart; may your curse be on them!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:66 - Pursue them in anger and eradicate them from under the LORD's heaven.

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