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Lamentations 3 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of His wrath.

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He has led me and made me walk
In darkness and not in light.

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Surely He has turned His hand against me
Time and time again throughout the day.

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He has aged my flesh and my skin,
And broken my bones.

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He has besieged me
And surrounded me with bitterness and woe.

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He has set me in dark places
Like the dead of long ago.

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He has hedged me in so that I cannot get out;
He has made my chain heavy.

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Even when I cry and shout,
He shuts out my prayer.

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He has blocked my ways with hewn stone;
He has made my paths crooked.

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He has been to me a bear lying in wait,
Like a lion in ambush.

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He has turned aside my ways and torn me in pieces;
He has made me desolate.

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He has bent His bow
And set me up as a target for the arrow.

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He has caused the arrows of His quiver
To pierce my loins.[fn]

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I have become the ridicule of all my people—
Their taunting song all the day.

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He has filled me with bitterness,
He has made me drink wormwood.

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He has also broken my teeth with gravel,
And covered me with ashes.

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You have moved my soul far from peace;
I have forgotten prosperity.

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And I said, “My strength and my hope
Have perished from the LORD.”

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Remember my affliction and roaming,
The wormwood and the gall.

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My soul still remembers
And sinks within me.

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This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.

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Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.

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They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

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“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”

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The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.

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It is good that one should hope and wait quietly
For the salvation of the LORD.

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It is good for a man to bear
The yoke in his youth.

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Let him sit alone and keep silent,
Because God has laid it on him;

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Let him put his mouth in the dust—
There may yet be hope.

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Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes him,
And be full of reproach.

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For the Lord will not cast off forever.

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Though He causes grief,
Yet He will show compassion
According to the multitude of His mercies.

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For He does not afflict willingly,
Nor grieve the children of men.

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To crush under one’s feet
All the prisoners of the earth,

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To turn aside the justice due a man
Before the face of the Most High,

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Or subvert a man in his cause—
The Lord does not approve.

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Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass,
When the Lord has not commanded it?

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Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
That woe and well-being proceed?

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Why should a living man complain,
A man for the punishment of his sins?

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Let us search out and examine our ways,
And turn back to the LORD;

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Let us lift our hearts and hands
To God in heaven.

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We have transgressed and rebelled;
You have not pardoned.

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You have covered Yourself with anger
And pursued us;
You have slain and not pitied.

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You have covered Yourself with a cloud,
That prayer should not pass through.

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You have made us an offscouring and refuse
In the midst of the peoples.

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All our enemies
Have opened their mouths against us.

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Fear and a snare have come upon us,
Desolation and destruction.

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My eyes overflow with rivers of water
For the destruction of the daughter of my people.

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My eyes flow and do not cease,
Without interruption,

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Till the LORD from heaven
Looks down and sees.

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My eyes bring suffering to my soul
Because of all the daughters of my city.

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My enemies without cause
Hunted me down like a bird.

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They silenced[fn] my life in the pit
And threw stones at me.

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The waters flowed over my head;
I said, “I am cut off!”

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I called on Your name, O LORD,
From the lowest pit.

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You have heard my voice:
“Do not hide Your ear
From my sighing, from my cry for help.”

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You drew near on the day I called on You,
And said, “Do not fear!”

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O Lord, You have pleaded the case for my soul;
You have redeemed my life.

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O LORD, You have seen how I am wronged;
Judge my case.

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You have seen all their vengeance,
All their schemes against me.

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You have heard their reproach, O LORD,
All their schemes against me,

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The lips of my enemies
And their whispering against me all the day.

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Look at their sitting down and their rising up;
I am their taunting song.

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Repay them, O LORD,
According to the work of their hands.

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Give them a veiled[fn] heart;
Your curse be upon them!

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In Your anger,
Pursue and destroy them
From under the heavens of the LORD.
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NKJV Footnotes
Literally kidneys
Septuagint reads put to death.
A Jewish tradition reads sorrow of.

NKJV

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