I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. (Lamentations 3:1)

He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light. (Lamentations 3:2)

Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day. (Lamentations 3:3)

My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones. (Lamentations 3:4)

He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail. (Lamentations 3:5)

He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old. (Lamentations 3:6)

He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy. (Lamentations 3:7)

Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. (Lamentations 3:8)

He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked. (Lamentations 3:9)

He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places. (Lamentations 3:10)

He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate. (Lamentations 3:11)

He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow. (Lamentations 3:12)

He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins. (Lamentations 3:13)

I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day. (Lamentations 3:14)

He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood. (Lamentations 3:15)

He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes. (Lamentations 3:16)

And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity. (Lamentations 3:17)

And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD: (Lamentations 3:18)

Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. (Lamentations 3:19)

My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. (Lamentations 3:20)

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. (Lamentations 3:21)

It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. (Lamentations 3:22)

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:23)

The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. (Lamentations 3:24)

The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. (Lamentations 3:25)

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. (Lamentations 3:26)

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. (Lamentations 3:27)

He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. (Lamentations 3:28)

He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope. (Lamentations 3:29)

He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach. (Lamentations 3:30)

For the Lord will not cast off for ever: (Lamentations 3:31)

But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. (Lamentations 3:32)

For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. (Lamentations 3:33)

To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth, (Lamentations 3:34)

To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High, (Lamentations 3:35)

To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not. (Lamentations 3:36)

Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not? (Lamentations 3:37)

Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good? (Lamentations 3:38)

Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? (Lamentations 3:39)

Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD. (Lamentations 3:40)

Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens. (Lamentations 3:41)

We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned. (Lamentations 3:42)

Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied. (Lamentations 3:43)

Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through. (Lamentations 3:44)

Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people. (Lamentations 3:45)

All our enemies have opened their mouths against us. (Lamentations 3:46)

Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction. (Lamentations 3:47)

Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people. (Lamentations 3:48)

Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission, (Lamentations 3:49)

Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven. (Lamentations 3:50)

Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city. (Lamentations 3:51)

Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause. (Lamentations 3:52)

They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me. (Lamentations 3:53)

Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off. (Lamentations 3:54)

I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon. (Lamentations 3:55)

Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry. (Lamentations 3:56)

Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not. (Lamentations 3:57)

O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life. (Lamentations 3:58)

O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause. (Lamentations 3:59)

Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me. (Lamentations 3:60)

Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their imaginations against me; (Lamentations 3:61)

The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day. (Lamentations 3:62)

Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their musick. (Lamentations 3:63)

Render unto them a recompence, O LORD, according to the work of their hands. (Lamentations 3:64)

Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them. (Lamentations 3:65)

Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD. (Lamentations 3:66)


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