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Lamentations 3 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:1 - I am the one who has seen the afflictions
that come from the rod of the LORD’s anger.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:2 - He has led me into darkness,
shutting out all light.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:3 - He has turned his hand against me
again and again, all day long.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:4 - He has made my skin and flesh grow old.
He has broken my bones.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:5 - He has besieged and surrounded me
with anguish and distress.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:6 - He has buried me in a dark place,
like those long dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:7 - He has walled me in, and I cannot escape.
He has bound me in heavy chains.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:8 - And though I cry and shout,
he has shut out my prayers.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:9 - He has blocked my way with a high stone wall;
he has made my road crooked.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:10 - He has hidden like a bear or a lion,
waiting to attack me.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:11 - He has dragged me off the path and torn me in pieces,
leaving me helpless and devastated.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:12 - He has drawn his bow
and made me the target for his arrows.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:14 - My own people laugh at me.
All day long they sing their mocking songs.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:15 - He has filled me with bitterness
and given me a bitter cup of sorrow to drink.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:16 - He has made me chew on gravel.
He has rolled me in the dust.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:17 - Peace has been stripped away,
and I have forgotten what prosperity is.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:18 - I cry out, “My splendor is gone!
Everything I had hoped for from the LORD is lost!”

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:19 - The thought of my suffering and homelessness
is bitter beyond words.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:20 - I will never forget this awful time,
as I grieve over my loss.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:21 - Yet I still dare to hope
when I remember this:

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:22 - The faithful love of the LORD never ends![fn]
His mercies never cease.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:23 - Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:24 - I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!”

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:25 - The LORD is good to those who depend on him,
to those who search for him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:26 - So it is good to wait quietly
for salvation from the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:27 - And it is good for people to submit at an early age
to the yoke of his discipline:

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:28 - Let them sit alone in silence
beneath the LORD’s demands.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:29 - Let them lie face down in the dust,
for there may be hope at last.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:30 - Let them turn the other cheek to those who strike them
and accept the insults of their enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:31 - For no one is abandoned
by the Lord forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:32 - Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion
because of the greatness of his unfailing love.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:33 - For he does not enjoy hurting people
or causing them sorrow.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:34 - If people crush underfoot
all the prisoners of the land,

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:35 - if they deprive others of their rights
in defiance of the Most High,

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:36 - if they twist justice in the courts—
doesn’t the Lord see all these things?

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:37 - Who can command things to happen
without the Lord’s permission?

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:38 - Does not the Most High
send both calamity and good?

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:39 - Then why should we, mere humans, complain
when we are punished for our sins?

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:40 - Instead, let us test and examine our ways.
Let us turn back to the LORD.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:42 - “We have sinned and rebelled,
and you have not forgiven us.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:43 - “You have engulfed us with your anger, chased us down,
and slaughtered us without mercy.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:44 - You have hidden yourself in a cloud
so our prayers cannot reach you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:45 - You have discarded us as refuse and garbage
among the nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:46 - “All our enemies
have spoken out against us.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:47 - We are filled with fear,
for we are trapped, devastated, and ruined.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:48 - Tears stream from my eyes
because of the destruction of my people!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:49 - My tears flow endlessly;
they will not stop

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

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:51 - My heart is breaking
over the fate of all the women of Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:52 - My enemies, whom I have never harmed,
hunted me down like a bird.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:53 - They threw me into a pit
and dropped stones on me.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:54 - The water rose over my head,
and I cried out, “This is the end!”

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:55 - But I called on your name, LORD,
from deep within the pit.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:56 - You heard me when I cried, “Listen to my pleading!
Hear my cry for help!”

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:57 - Yes, you came when I called;
you told me, “Do not fear.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:58 - Lord, you are my lawyer! Plead my case!
For you have redeemed my life.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:59 - You have seen the wrong they have done to me, LORD.
Be my judge, and prove me right.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:60 - You have seen the vengeful plots
my enemies have laid against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:61 - LORD, you have heard the vile names they call me.
You know all about the plans they have made.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:62 - My enemies whisper and mutter
as they plot against me all day long.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:63 - Look at them! Whether they sit or stand,
I am the object of their mocking songs.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:64 - Pay them back, LORD,
for all the evil they have done.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:65 - Give them hard and stubborn hearts,
and then let your curse fall on them!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:66 - Chase them down in your anger,
destroying them beneath the LORD’s heavens.
NLT Footnotes
Or is wormwood and gall.
As in Syriac version; Hebrew reads of the LORD keeps us from destruction.

NLT

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Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the New Living Translation website.

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