La:3:9: He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.
La:3:10: He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.
La:3:11: He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.
La:3:12: He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.
La:3:13: He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.
La:3:14: I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
La:3:15: He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.
La:3:16: He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes.
La:3:17: And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.
La:3:18: And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:
La:3:19: Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
La:3:20: My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
La:3:21: This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
La:3:22: It is of the LORDís mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
La:3:23: They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
La:3:24: The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
La:3:25: The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
La:3:26: It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
La:3:27: It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
La:3:28: He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.
La:3:29: He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
La:3:30: He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.
La:3:31: For the Lord will not cast off for ever:
La:3:32: But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
La:3:33: For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
La:3:34: To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,
La:3:35: To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,
La:3:36: To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.
La:3:37: Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
La:3:38: Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?
La:3:39: Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
La:3:40: Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
La:3:41: Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
La:3:42: We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.
La:3:43: Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.
La:3:44: Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.
La:3:45: Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.
La:3:46: All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
La:3:47: Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.
La:3:48: Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.
La:3:49: Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission,
La:3:50: Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.
La:3:51: Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.
La:3:52: Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.
La:3:53: They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.
La:3:54: Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
La:3:55: I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.
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