Lamentations 3 ©
1 The prophet bewaileth his own calamities: 22 he acknowledgeth God's mercies and truth to be a proper ground of patient hope: 37 he maketh humble confession of the sins which had drawn down God's severe judgments: 55 he prayeth to be avenged of his enemies.
nHe hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.
pHe hath caused the 1arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.
He hath also sbroken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath 3covered me with ashes.
And I said, vMy strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:
My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is 6humbled in me.
eThe LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
fIt is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
gIt is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
jHe giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.
kFor the Lord will not cast off for ever:
But though lhe cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord 11approveth not.
Wherefore doth a living man 12complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission,
Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their imaginations against me;
The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.