Lamentations 3

Book of Lamentations - Chapter 3

Lamentations 3:1

I am the man that has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

Lamentations 3:2

He has led me and caused me to walk in darkness, and not in light.

Lamentations 3:3

Surely against me he turns his hand again and again all the day.

Lamentations 3:4

My flesh and my skin has he made old; he has broken my bones.

Lamentations 3:5

He has built against me, and surrounded me with gall and travail.

Lamentations 3:6

He has made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.

Lamentations 3:7

He has walled me about, that I can't go forth; he has made my chain heavy.

Lamentations 3:8

Yes, when I cry, and call for help, he shuts out my prayer.

Lamentations 3:9

He has walled up my ways with cut stone; he has made my paths crooked.

Lamentations 3:10

He is to me as a bear lying in wait, as a lion in secret places.

Lamentations 3:11

He has turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces; he has made me desolate.

Lamentations 3:12

He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

Lamentations 3:13

He has caused the shafts of his quiver to enter into my kidneys.

Lamentations 3:14

I am become a derision to all my people, and their song all the day.

Lamentations 3:15

He has filled me with bitterness, he has sated me with wormwood.

Lamentations 3:16

He has also broken my teeth with gravel stones; he has covered me with ashes.

Lamentations 3:17

You have removed my soul far off from peace; I forgot prosperity.

Lamentations 3:18

I said, My strength is perished, and my expectation from the LORD.

Lamentations 3:19

Remember my affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

Lamentations 3:20

My soul still remembers them, and is bowed down within me.

Lamentations 3:21

This I recall to my mind; therefore have I hope.

Lamentations 3:22

[It is of] the LORD's loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassion doesn't fail.

Lamentations 3:23

They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:24

the LORD is my portion, says my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Lamentations 3:25

the LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

Lamentations 3:26

It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

Lamentations 3:27

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Lamentations 3:28

Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he has laid it on him.

Lamentations 3:29

Let him put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope.

Lamentations 3:30

Let him give his cheek to him who strikes him; let him be filled full with reproach.

Lamentations 3:31

For the Lord will not cast off forever.

Lamentations 3:32

For though he cause grief, yet he will have compassion according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses.

Lamentations 3:33

For he does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.

Lamentations 3:34

To crush under foot all the prisoners of the earth,

Lamentations 3:35

To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the Most High,

Lamentations 3:36

To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord doesn't approve.

Lamentations 3:37

Who is he who says, and it comes to pass, when the Lord doesn't command it?

Lamentations 3:38

Doesn't evil and good come out of the mouth of the Most High?

Lamentations 3:39

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

Lamentations 3:40

Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.

Lamentations 3:41

Let us lift up our heart with our hands to God in the heavens.

Lamentations 3:42

We have transgressed and have rebelled; you have not pardoned.

Lamentations 3:43

You have covered with anger and pursued us; you have killed, you have not pitied.

Lamentations 3:44

You have covered yourself with a cloud, so that no prayer can pass through.

Lamentations 3:45

You have made us an off-scouring and refuse in the midst of the peoples.

Lamentations 3:46

All our enemies have opened their mouth wide against us.

Lamentations 3:47

Fear and the pit are come on us, devastation and destruction.

Lamentations 3:48

My eye runs down with streams of water, for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Lamentations 3:49

My eye pours down, and doesn't cease, without any intermission,

Lamentations 3:50

Until the LORD look down, and see from heaven.

Lamentations 3:51

My eye affects my soul, because of all the daughters of my city.

Lamentations 3:52

They have chased me relentlessly like a bird, those who are my enemies without cause.

Lamentations 3:53

They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and have cast a stone on me.

Lamentations 3:54

Waters flowed over my head; I said, I am cut off.

Lamentations 3:55

I called on your name, the LORD, out of the lowest dungeon.

Lamentations 3:56

You heard my voice; don't hide your ear at my breathing, at my cry.

Lamentations 3:57

You drew near in the day that I called on you; you said, Don't be afraid.

Lamentations 3:58

Lord, you have pleaded the causes of my soul; you have redeemed my life.

Lamentations 3:59

the LORD, you have seen my wrong. Judge my cause.

Lamentations 3:60

You have seen all their vengeance and all their devices against me.

Lamentations 3:61

You have heard their reproach, the LORD, and all their devices against me,

Lamentations 3:62

The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.

Lamentations 3:63

You see their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their song.

Lamentations 3:64

You will render to them a recompense, the LORD, according to the work of their hands.

Lamentations 3:65

You will give them hardness of heart, your curse to them.

Lamentations 3:66

You will pursue them in anger, and destroy them from under the heavens of the LORD.