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 Lamentations 3:2 - 66
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The New American Standard Bible
   Book of Lamentations
   Chapter 3  - Click for Chapter Audio
3:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He has driven me and made me walk In darkness R142 and not in light.
 
3:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Surely against me He has turned R143 His hand Repeatedly all the day.
 
3:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He has caused my flesh R144 and my skin to waste away, He has broken R145 my bones.
 
3:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He has besieged R146 and encompassed me with bitterness R147 and hardship.
 
3:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
In dark R148 places He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead.
 
3:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He has walled R149 me in so that I cannot go out; He has made my chain R150 F41 heavy.
 
3:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Even when I cry out and call for help, He shuts R151 out my prayer.
 
3:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He has blocked R152 my ways with hewn stone; He has made my paths crooked.
 
3:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.
 
3:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He has turned aside my ways and torn R153 me to pieces; He has made me desolate.
 
3:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He bent R154 His bow And set R155 me as a target for the arrow.
 
3:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He made the arrows F42 of His quiver R156 To enter into my inward F43 parts.
 
3:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
I have become a laughingstock R157 to all my people, Their mocking song R158 all the day.
 
3:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He has filled R159 me with bitterness, He has made me drunk with wormwood.
 
3:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He has broken R160 my teeth with gravel; R161 He has made me cower in the dust. R162
 
3:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
My soul has been rejected from R163 peace; I have forgotten happiness. F44
 
3:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So I say, "My strength has perished, And so has my hope R164 from the LORD."
 
3:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Remember my affliction and my wandering, F45 the wormwood R165 and bitterness.
 
3:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Surely my R166 soul remembers And is bowed R167 down within me.
 
3:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. R168
 
3:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The LORD'S lovingkindnesses R169 indeed F46 never cease, For R170 His compassions never fail.
 
3:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They are new every R171 morning; Great is Your R172 faithfulness.
 
3:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"The LORD is my portion," R173 says my soul, "Therefore I have R174 hope in Him."
 
3:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The LORD is good to those who wait R175 for Him, To the person F47 who seeks R176 Him.
 
3:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It is good that he waits R177 silently For the salvation of the LORD.
 
3:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It is good for a man that he should bear The yoke in his youth.
 
3:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Let him sit R178 alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him.
 
3:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Let him put F48 his mouth in the dust, R179 Perhaps there is hope. R180
 
3:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Let him give his cheek R181 to the F49 smiter, Let him be filled with reproach.
 
3:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For the Lord will not R182 reject forever,
 
3:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion R183 According to His abundant lovingkindness.
 
3:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For He does R184 not afflict willingly F50 Or grieve the sons of men.
 
3:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
To crush under His feet All the prisoners of the land, F51
 
3:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
To deprive F52 a man of justice R185 In the presence of the Most High,
 
3:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
To defraud R186 F53 a man in his lawsuit-- Of these things the Lord does not approve. F54
 
3:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Who is there F55 who speaks and it comes R187 to pass, Unless the Lord has commanded it?
 
3:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That both R188 F56 good and ill go forth?
 
3:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Why should any living mortal, F57 or any man, Offer complaint R189 in F58 view of his sins?
 
3:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Let us examine R190 and probe our ways, And let us return to the LORD.
 
3:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
We lift R191 up our heart and F59 hands Toward God in heaven;
 
3:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
We have transgressed R192 and rebelled, You have not R193 pardoned.
 
3:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
You have covered Yourself with anger R194 And pursued R195 us; You have slain and have R196 not spared.
 
3:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
You have covered R197 Yourself with a cloud So that no R198 prayer can pass through.
 
3:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
You have made us mere offscouring R199 and refuse In the midst of the peoples.
 
3:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
All our enemies have opened R200 their mouths against us.
 
3:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Panic R201 and pitfall have befallen us, Devastation and destruction;
 
3:48 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
My eyes R202 F60 run down with streams of water Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
 
3:49 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
My eyes pour down unceasingly, R203 Without stopping,
 
3:50 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Until the LORD looks R204 down And sees from heaven.
 
3:51 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
My eyes bring pain to my soul Because of all the daughters of my city.
 
3:52 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
My enemies without R205 cause Hunted me down like R206 a bird;
 
3:53 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They have silenced me F61 in R207 the pit And have placed R208 F62 a stone on me.
 
3:54 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Waters flowed over R209 my head; I said, "I am cut off!"
 
3:55 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
I called R210 on Your name, O LORD, Out of the lowest pit.
 
3:56 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
You have heard R211 my voice, "Do R212 not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief, From my cry for help."
 
3:57 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
You drew R213 near when I called on You; You said, "Do R214 not fear!"
 
3:58 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
O Lord, You have R215 pleaded my soul's cause; You have redeemed R216 my life.
 
3:59 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
O LORD, You have seen R217 my oppression; Judge R218 my case.
 
3:60 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
You have seen all their vengeance, All their schemes R219 against me.
 
3:61 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
You have heard their reproach, R220 O LORD, All their schemes against me.
 
3:62 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The lips R221 of my assailants and their whispering Are against me all day long.
 
3:63 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Look on their sitting R222 and their rising; I R223 am their mocking song.
 
3:64 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
You will recompense R224 them, O LORD, According to the work of their hands.
 
3:65 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
You will give them hardness R225 F63 of heart, Your curse will be on them.
 
3:66 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
You will pursue R226 them in anger and destroy them From under the heavens R227 of the LORD!
 

FOOTNOTES:
F41 Lit bronze piece
F42 Lit sons
F43 Lit kidneys
F44 Lit good
F45 Or bitterness
F46 Or that we are not consumed
F47 Lit soul
F48 Lit give
F49 Lit his
F50 Lit from His heart
F51 Or earth
F52 Or turn aside a man's case
F53 Lit make crooked
F54 Lit see
F55 Lit this
F56 Lit the evil things and the good
F57 Or human being
F58 Or on the basis of
F59 Lit toward our
F60 Lit eye brings
F61 Lit my life
F62 Or cast stones
F63 Or insolence

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R142 Job 30:26; Isaiah 59:9; Jeremiah 4:23
R143 Psalms 38:2; Isaiah 5:25
R144 Psalms 31:9,10; 38:2-8;
R145 Psalms 51:8; Isaiah 38:13
R146 Job 19:8
R147 Jeremiah 23:15; Lamentations 3:19
R148 Psalms 88:5,6; 143:3
R149 Job 3:23;
R150 Jeremiah 40:4
R151 Job 30:20; Psalms 22:2
R152 Isaiah 63:17; Hosea 2:6
R153 Job 16:12,13; Jeremiah 15:3; Hosea 6:1
R154 Psalms 7:12; Lamentations 2:4
R155 Job 6:4; 7:20; Psalms 38:2
R156 Jeremiah 5:16
R157 Psalms 22:6,7; 123:4; Jeremiah 20:7
R158 Job 30:9; Lamentations 3:63
R159 Jeremiah 9:15
R160 Psalms 3:7;
R161 Proverbs 20:17
R162 Jeremiah 6:26
R163 Isaiah 59:11; Jeremiah 12:12
R164 Job 17:15; Ezekiel 37:11
R165 Jeremiah 9:15; Lamentations 3:5,15
R166 Job 21:6
R167 Psalms 42:5,6,11; 43:5; 44:25
R168 Psalms 130:7
R169 Psalms 78:38; Jeremiah 3:12;
R170 Malachi 3:6
R171 Isaiah 33:2; Zephaniah 3:5
R172 Hebrews 10:23
R173 Psalms 16:5;
R174 Psalms 33:18
R175 Psalms 27:14; Isaiah 25:9
R176 Isaiah 26:9
R177 Psalms 37:7
R178 Jeremiah 15:17
R179 Job 16:15;
R180 Jeremiah 31:17
R181 Job 16:10; Isaiah 50:6
R182 Psalms 77:7; 94:14; Isaiah 54:7-10
R183 Psalms 78:38; 106:43-45; Hosea 11:8
R184 Psalms 119:67,71,75; Ezekiel 33:11; Hebrews 12:10
R185 Psalms 140:12; Proverbs 17:15
R186 Jeremiah 22:3; Habakkuk 1:13
R187 Psalms 33:9-11
R188 Job 2:10; Isaiah 45:7; Jeremiah 32:42
R189 Jeremiah 30:15; Micah 7:9; Hebrews 12:5,6
R190 Psalms 119:59; 139:23,24; 2 Corinthians 13:5
R191 Psalms 25:1; 28:2; 141:2
R192 Nehemiah 9:26; Jeremiah 14:20; Daniel 9:5
R193 2 Kings 24:4; Jeremiah 5:7,9
R194 Lamentations 2:21
R195 Psalms 83:15; Lamentations 3:66
R196 Lamentations 2:2,17,21
R197 Psalms 97:2
R198 Lamentations 3:8; Zechariah 7:13
R199 1 Corinthians 4:13
R200 Job 30:9,10; Psalms 22:6-8; Lamentations 2:16
R201 Isaiah 24:17,18; Jeremiah 48:43,44
R202 Psalms 119:136; Jeremiah 9:1,18; Lamentations 1:16; 2:11,18
R203 Psalms 77:2; Jeremiah 14:17
R204 Psalms 80:14; Isaiah 63:15; Lamentations 5:1
R205 Psalms 35:7,19
R206 1 Samuel 26:20; Psalms 11:1; 124:7
R207 Jeremiah 37:16;
R208 Daniel 6:17
R209 Psalms 69:2; Jonah 2:3-5
R210 Psalms 130:1; Jonah 2:2
R211 Job 34:28
R212 Psalms 55:1
R213 Psalms 145:18
R214 Isaiah 41:10,14
R215 Jeremiah 50:34
R216 Psalms 34:22
R217 Jeremiah 18:19,20
R218 Psalms 26:1; 43:1
R219 Jeremiah 11:19
R220 Psalms 74:18; 89:50; Lamentations 5:1; Zephaniah 2:8
R221 Psalms 59:7,12; 140:3; Ezekiel 36:3
R222 Psalms 139:2
R223 Job 30:9; Lamentations 3:14
R224 Psalms 28:4; Jeremiah 51:6,24,56
R225 Exodus 14:8; Deuteronomy 2:30; Isaiah 6:10
R226 Lamentations 3:43
R227 Psalms 8:3

 
 

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