Book 25 of 66: Lamentations: Chapter 003 of 5

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025:003:001
I AM the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.


025:003:002
He hath led me,
and brought me into darkness,
but not into light.


025:003:003
Surely against me is he turned;
he turneth his hand against me all the day.


025:003:004
My flesh and my skin hath he made old;
he hath broken my bones.


025:003:005
He hath builded against me,
and compassed me with gall and travail.


025:003:006
He hath set me in dark places,
as they that be dead of old.


025:003:007
He hath hedged me about,
that I cannot get out:
he hath made my chain heavy.


025:003:008
Also when I cry and shout,
he shutteth out my prayer.


025:003:009
He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone,
he hath made my paths crooked.


025:003:010
He was unto me as a bear lying in wait,
and as a lion in secret places.


025:003:011
He hath turned aside my ways,
and pulled me in pieces:
he hath made me desolate.


025:003:012
He hath bent his bow,
and set me as a mark for the arrow.


025:003:013
He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.


025:003:014
I was a derision to all my people;
and their song all the day.


025:003:015
He hath filled me with bitterness,
he hath made me drunken with wormwood.


025:003:016
He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones,
he hath covered me with ashes.


025:003:017
And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace:
I forgat prosperity.


025:003:018
And I said,
My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:


025:003:019
Remembering mine affliction and my misery,
the wormwood and the gall.


025:003:020
My soul hath them still in remembrance,
and is humbled in me.


025:003:021
This I recall to my mind,
therefore have I hope.


025:003:022
It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.


025:003:023
They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.


025:003:024
The LORD is my portion,
saith my soul;
therefore will I hope in him.


025:003:025
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him,
to the soul that seeketh him.


025:003:026
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.


025:003:027
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke of his youth.


025:003:028
He sitteth alone and keepeth silence,
because he hath borne it upon him.


025:003:029
He putteth his mouth in the dust;
if so be there may be hope.


025:003:030
He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him:
he is filled full with reproach.


025:003:031
For the LORD will not cast off for ever:


025:003:032
But though he cause grief,
yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.


025:003:033
For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.


025:003:034
To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth.


025:003:035
To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,


025:003:036
To subvert a man in his cause,
the LORD approveth not.


025:003:037
Who is he that saith,
and it cometh to pass,
when the Lord commandeth it not?


025:003:038
Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?


025:003:039
Wherefore doth a living man complain,
a man for the punishment of his sins?


025:003:040
Let us search and try our ways,
and turn again to the LORD.


025:003:041
Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.


025:003:042
We have transgressed and have rebelled:
thou hast not pardoned.


025:003:043
Thou hast covered with anger,
and persecuted us:
thou hast slain,
thou hast not pitied.


025:003:044
Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud,
that our prayer should not pass through.


025:003:045
Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.


025:003:046
All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.


025:003:047
Fear and a snare is come upon us,
desolation and destruction.


025:003:048
Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.


025:003:049
Mine eye trickleth down,
and ceaseth not,
without any intermission.


025:003:050
Till the LORD look down,
and behold from heaven.


025:003:051
Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.


025:003:052
Mine enemies chased me sore,
like a bird,
without cause.


025:003:053
They have cut off my life in the dungeon,
and cast a stone upon me.


025:003:054
Waters flowed over mine head;
then I said,
I am cut off.


025:003:055
I called upon thy name,
O LORD,
out of the low dungeon.


025:003:056
Thou hast heard my voice:
hide not thine ear at my breathing,
at my cry.


025:003:057
Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee:
thou saidst,
Fear not.


025:003:058
O LORD,
thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul;
thou hast redeemed my life.


025:003:059
O LORD,
thou hast seen my wrong:
judge thou my cause.


025:003:060
Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me.


025:003:061
Thou hast heard their reproach,
O LORD,
and all their imaginations against me;


025:003:062
The lips of those that rose up against me,
and their device against me all the day.


025:003:063
Behold their sitting down,
and their rising up;
I am their musick.


025:003:064
Render unto them a recompence,
O LORD,
according to the work of their hands.


025:003:065
Give them sorrow of heart,
thy curse unto them.


025:003:066
Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.


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