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Lamentations 3:1
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I am the man who has (a)seen affliction Because of the rod of His wrath.
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Lamentations 3:2
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He has driven me and made me walk In (b)darkness and not in light.
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Lamentations 3:3
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Surely against me He has (c)turned His hand Repeatedly all the day.
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Lamentations 3:4
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He has caused my (d)flesh and my skin to waste away, He has (e)broken my bones.
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Lamentations 3:5
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He has (f)besieged and encompassed me with (g)bitterness and hardship.
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Lamentations 3:6
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In (h)dark places He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead.
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Lamentations 3:7
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He has (i)walled me in so that I cannot go out; He has made my [a](j)chain heavy.
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Lamentations 3:8
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Even when I cry out and call for help, He (k)shuts out my prayer.
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Lamentations 3:9
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He has (l)blocked my ways with hewn stone; He has made my paths crooked.
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Lamentations 3:10
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He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.
Lamentations 3:11
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He has turned aside my ways and (m)torn me to pieces; He has made me desolate.
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Lamentations 3:12
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He (n)bent His bow And (o)set me as a target for the arrow.
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Lamentations 3:13
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He made the [b]arrows of His (p)quiver To enter into my [c]inward parts.
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Lamentations 3:14
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I have become a (q)laughingstock to all my people, Their mocking (r)song all the day.
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Lamentations 3:15
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He has (s)filled me with bitterness, He has made me drunk with wormwood.
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Lamentations 3:16
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He has (t)broken my teeth with (u)gravel; He has made me cower in the (v)dust.
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Lamentations 3:17
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My soul has been rejected (w)from peace; I have forgotten [d]happiness.
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Lamentations 3:18
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So I say, "My strength has perished, And so has my (x)hope from the Lord ."
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Lamentations 3:19
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Remember my affliction and my [e]wandering, the (y)wormwood and bitterness.
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Lamentations 3:20
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Surely (z)my soul remembers And is (aa)bowed down within me.
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Lamentations 3:21
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This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have (ab)hope.
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Lamentations 3:22
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The Lord's (ac)lovingkindnesses [f]indeed never cease, (ad)For His compassions never fail.
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Lamentations 3:23
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They are new (ae)every morning; Great is (af)Your faithfulness.
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Lamentations 3:24
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"The Lord is my (ag)portion," says my soul, "Therefore I (ah)have hope in Him."
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Lamentations 3:25
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The Lord is good to those who (ai)wait for Him, To the [g]person who (aj)seeks Him.
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Lamentations 3:26
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It is good that he (ak)waits silently For the salvation of the Lord .
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Lamentations 3:27
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It is good for a man that he should bear The yoke in his youth.
Lamentations 3:28
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Let him (al)sit alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him.
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Lamentations 3:29
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Let him [h]put his mouth in the (am)dust, Perhaps there is (an)hope.
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Lamentations 3:30
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Let him give his (ao)cheek to [i]the smiter, Let him be filled with reproach.
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Lamentations 3:31
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For the Lord will (ap)not reject forever,
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Lamentations 3:32
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For if He causes grief, Then He will have (aq)compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness.
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Lamentations 3:33
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For He (ar)does not afflict [j]willingly Or grieve the sons of men.
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Lamentations 3:34
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To crush under His feet All the prisoners of the [k]land,
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Lamentations 3:35
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To [l]deprive a man of (as)justice In the presence of the Most High,
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Lamentations 3:36
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To [m](at)defraud a man in his lawsuit— Of these things the Lord does not [n]approve.
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Lamentations 3:37
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Who is [o]there who speaks and it (au)comes to pass, Unless the Lord has commanded it?
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Lamentations 3:38
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Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That [p](av)both good and ill go forth?
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Lamentations 3:39
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Why should any living [q]mortal, or any man, Offer (aw)complaint [r]in view of his sins?
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Lamentations 3:40
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Let us (ax)examine and probe our ways, And let us return to the Lord .
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Lamentations 3:41
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We (ay)lift up our heart [s]and hands Toward God in heaven;
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Lamentations 3:42
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We have (az)transgressed and rebelled, You have (ba)not pardoned.
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Lamentations 3:43
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You have covered Yourself with (bb)anger And (bc)pursued us; You have slain and (bd)have not spared.
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Lamentations 3:44
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You have (be)covered Yourself with a cloud So that (bf)no prayer can pass through.
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Lamentations 3:45
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You have made us mere (bg)offscouring and refuse In the midst of the peoples.
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Lamentations 3:46
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All our enemies have (bh)opened their mouths against us.
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Lamentations 3:47
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(bi)Panic and pitfall have befallen us, Devastation and destruction;
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Lamentations 3:48
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My [t](bj)eyes run down with streams of water Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
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Lamentations 3:49
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My eyes pour down (bk)unceasingly, Without stopping,
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Lamentations 3:50
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Until the Lord (bl)looks down And sees from heaven.
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Lamentations 3:51
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My eyes bring pain to my soul Because of all the daughters of my city.
Lamentations 3:52
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My enemies (bm)without cause Hunted me down (bn)like a bird;
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Lamentations 3:53
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They have silenced [u]me (bo)in the pit And have [v](bp)placed a stone on me.
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Lamentations 3:54
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Waters flowed (bq)over my head; I said, "I am cut off!"
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Lamentations 3:55
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I (br)called on Your name, O Lord , Out of the lowest pit.
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Lamentations 3:56
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You have (bs)heard my voice, "(bt)Do not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief, From my cry for help."
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Lamentations 3:57
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You (bu)drew near when I called on You; You said, "(bv)Do not fear!"
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Lamentations 3:58
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O Lord, You (bw)have pleaded my soul's cause; You have (bx)redeemed my life.
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Lamentations 3:59
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O Lord , You have (by)seen my oppression; (bz)Judge my case.
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Lamentations 3:60
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You have seen all their vengeance, All their (ca)schemes against me.
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Lamentations 3:61
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You have heard their (cb)reproach, O Lord , All their schemes against me.
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Lamentations 3:62
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The (cc)lips of my assailants and their whispering Are against me all day long.
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Lamentations 3:63
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Look on their (cd)sitting and their rising; (ce)I am their mocking song.
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Lamentations 3:64
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You will (cf)recompense them, O Lord , According to the work of their hands.
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Lamentations 3:65
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You will give them [w](cg)hardness of heart, Your curse will be on them.
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Lamentations 3:66
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You will (ch)pursue them in anger and destroy them From under the (ci)heavens of the Lord !
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