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Lamentations, Chapter 3
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   1: I [am] the man [who] hath seen affliction By the rod of His wrath.
   2: Me He hath led, and causeth to go [in] darkness, and without light.
   3: Surely against me He turneth back, He turneth His hand all the day.
   4: He hath worn out my flesh and my skin. He hath broken my bones.
   5: He hath built up against me, And setteth round poverty and weariness.
   6: In dark places He hath caused me to dwell, As the dead of old.
   7: He hath hedged me about, and I go not out, He hath made heavy my fetter.
   8: Also when I call and cry out, He hath shut out my prayer.
   9: He hath hedged my ways with hewn work, My paths He hath made crooked.
   10: A bear lying in wait He [is] to me, A lion in secret hiding-places.
   11: My ways He is turning aside, and He pulleth me in pieces, He hath made me a desolation.
   12: He hath trodden His bow, And setteth me up as a mark for an arrow.
   13: He hath caused to enter into my reins The sons of His quiver.
   14: I have been a derision to all my people, Their song all the day.
   15: He hath filled me with bitter things, He hath filled me [with] wormwood.
   16: And He breaketh with gravel my teeth, He hath covered me with ashes.
   17: And Thou castest off from peace my soul, I have forgotten prosperity.
   18: And I say, Perished hath my strength and my hope from Jehovah.
   19: Remember my affliction and my mourning, Wormwood and gall!
   20: Remember well, and bow down doth my soul in me.
   21: This I turn to my heart -- therefore I hope.
   22: The kindnesses of Jehovah! For we have not been consumed, For not ended have His mercies.
   23: New every morning, abundant [is] thy faithfulness.
   24: My portion [is] Jehovah, hath my soul said, Therefore I hope for Him.
   25: Good [is] Jehovah to those waiting for Him, To the soul [that] seeketh Him.
   26: Good! when one doth stay and stand still For the salvation of Jehovah.
   27: Good for a man that he beareth a yoke in his youth.
   28: He sitteth alone, and is silent, For He hath laid [it] upon him.
   29: He putteth in the dust his mouth, if so be there is hope.
   30: He giveth to his smiter the cheek, He is filled with reproach.
   31: For the Lord doth not cast off to the age.
   32: For though He afflicted, yet He hath pitied, According to the abundance of His kindness.
   33: For He hath not afflicted with His heart, Nor doth He grieve the sons of men.
   34: To bruise under one's feet any bound ones of earth,
   35: To turn aside the judgment of a man, Over-against the face of the Most High,
   36: To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord hath not approved.
   37: Who [is] this -- he hath said, and it is, [And] the Lord hath not commanded [it]?
   38: From the mouth of the Most High Go not forth the evils and the good.
   39: What -- sigh habitually doth a living man, A man for his sin?
   40: We search our ways, and investigate, And turn back unto Jehovah.
   41: We lift up our heart on the hands unto God in the heavens.
   42: We -- we have transgressed and rebelled, Thou -- Thou hast not forgiven.
   43: Thou hast covered Thyself with anger, And dost pursue us; Thou hast slain -- Thou hast not pitied.
   44: Thou hast covered Thyself with a cloud, So that prayer doth not pass through.
   45: Offscouring and refuse Thou dost make us In the midst of the peoples.
   46: Opened against us their mouth have all our enemies.
   47: Fear and a snare hath been for us, Desolation and destruction.
   48: Rivulets of water go down my eye, For the destruction of the daughter of my people.
   49: Mine eye is poured out, And doth not cease without intermission,
   50: Till Jehovah looketh and seeth from the heavens,
   51: My eye affecteth my soul, Because of all the daughters of my city.
   52: Hunted me sore as a bird have my enemies without cause.
   53: They have cut off in a pit my life, And they cast a stone against me.
   54: Flowed have waters over my head, I have said, I have been cut off.
   55: I called Thy name, O Jehovah, from the lower pit.
   56: My voice Thou hast heard, Hide not Thine ear at my breathing -- at my cry.
   57: Thou hast drawn near in the day I call Thee, Thou hast said, Fear not.
   58: Thou hast pleaded, O Lord, the pleadings of my soul, Thou hast redeemed my life.
   59: Thou hast seen, O Jehovah, my overthrow, Judge Thou my cause.
   60: Thou hast seen all their vengeance, All their thoughts of me.
   61: Thou hast heard their reproach, O Jehovah, All their thoughts against me,
   62: The lips of my withstanders, Even their meditation against me all the day.
   63: Their sitting down, and their rising up, Behold attentively, I [am] their song.
   64: Thou returnest to them the deed, O Jehovah, According to the work of their hands.
   65: Thou givest to them a covered heart, Thy curse to them.
   66: Thou pursuest in anger, and destroyest them, From under the heavens of Jehovah!

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