Lamentations 3

CHAPTER 3

Anguish

1 ΑΛΕΦ I am a man, one seeing poorness by a rod of his rage upon me. 2He took me; he led me away into darkness, and not light. 3Only against me he turned his hand the entire day. 4 ΒΗΘ He aged my flesh and my skin; [2my bones 1he broke]. 5He built against me, and he encircled my head, and troubled me. 6In dark places he settled me as dead ones of the eon. 7 ΓΙΜΕΛ He built against me, and I shall not come forth. He weighed down my brass chain. 8Yes indeed, for though I shall cry out and yell, he shut out my prayer. 9He blocked up my ways; he obstructed my roads; he disturbed me. 10 ΔΑΛΕΘ [2a bear 3lying in wait 1He is] for me, as a lion in a secret place. 11He pursued me after I revolted, and caused me to cease. He established me for being obliterated. 12He stretched tight his bow, and he set up a stone target for me as the aim for the arrow. 13 Η He brought [3into 4my kidneys 1the poison 2from his quivers]. 14I became laughter to all my people, their psalm for the entire day. 15He filled me with bitterness; he intoxicated me with bile, 16 ΟΥΑΥ and he knocked out [2by a small stone 1my teeth]; he fed me ashes, 17and he thrust away [2from 3peace 1my soul]. I forgot good things. 18And I said, [2perished 1My victory], and my hope from the  lord. 19 ΖΑΙΝ I remembered because of my poorness, and of my persecution, of my bitterness, and of my bile. 20I shall be remembered, and [2shall converse 3with 4me 1my soul].

Waiting upon The LORD

21This I will arrange into my heart; on account of this I will wait. 22 ΗΘ The mercies of the  lord, for they finished not, for [2failed not 1his charities]. 23The ones new in the morning; great is your trust. 24[2is my portion 1The  lord], said my soul, on account of this I will wait for him. 25 ΤΗΘ The  lord is good to the ones waiting on him, the soul which shall seek him. 26It is good, and he shall wait and shall be still for the deliverance of the  lord. 27It is good for a man whenever he should lift a yoke from his youth. 28 ΙΩΘ He will sit down alone, and will keep silent, for he lifted it upon himself. 29He shall put [2in 3dust 1his mouth]; if perhaps there is hope. 30He will give [2to the one 3hitting 4him 1his cheek]. He will be filled of scornings. 31 ΧΑΦ For not into the eon shall the  lord thrust away. 32For the one he humbled he shall pity, according to the multitude of his mercy. 33He was not answered from his heart, and he humbled sons of man, 34 ΛΑΜΕΔ to humble under his feet all the prisoners of the earth, 35 to turn aside a judgment of a man over against the face of the highest, 36to condemn mankind in judging him, the  lord did not say it. 37 ΜΗΝ Who thus spoke, and it came to pass, but the  lord did not give charge? 38From out of the mouth of the highest shall not come forth bad and good? 39Why does [3grumble 2man 1a living]; a man concerning his sin? 40 ΝΟΥΝ [2was searched out 1Our way] and examined, and we should turn unto the  lord. 41We should lift up our hearts with our hands to the height in heaven. 42We sinned, we were impious, and you atoned not. 43 ΣΑΜΕΧ You enveloped in rage, and banished us. You killed and spared not. 44You enveloped [2with a cloud 1yourself] because of prayer to close my eyelids. 45And to be thrust away you put us in the midst of the peoples. 46 ΑΙΝ [3opened wide 5against 6us 4their mouth 1All 2our enemies]. 47Fear and stupefaction was to us; haughtiness and destruction. 48[3releases 4of waters 2shall lead down 1My eye] upon the destruction of the daughter of my people. 49 ΦΗ My eye was swallowed down and I shall not be quiet, to not be sober, 50until of which time [2should look through 3and 4should behold 1the  lord] from out of heaven. 51 My eye shall glean upon my soul because of all the daughters of the city. 52 ΣΑΔΗ In hunting [2hunted 3me 4as 5a sparrow 1my enemies] freely. 53They put to death [2in 3the pit 1my life], and they placed a stone upon me. 54[2overflowed 1Water] upon my head. I said, I am thrust away. 55 ΚΩΦ I called upon your name, O  lord, from out of [2pit 1the lowermost]. 56My voice you heard; you should not hide your ears to my supplication. 57[2for 3my help 1You approached] in the day in which I called upon you. You said to me, Do not fear! 58 ΡΗΣ You adjudicated, O  lord, the punishments of my soul. You ransomed my life. 59You saw, O  lord, my disturbances. You judged my case. 60You beheld all their vengeance, and all their devices against me. 61 ΣΙΝ You heard their scorning, all their devices against me; 62the lips of ones rising up against me, and their meditations against me the entire day; 63their sitting down, and their rising up. Look upon their eyes! 64 ΤΑΥ You shall recompense to them a recompense, O  lord, according to the works of their hands. 65You shall recompense to them, while shielding [2of my heart 1the trouble]. 66You shall pursue them in anger, and shall completely consume them beneath the heaven, O  lord.
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