(CO)65 Put a veil over their hearts,(CP)    and may your curse be on them!66 Pursue(CQ) them in anger and destroy them    from under the heavens of the Lord. 52 Those who were my enemies without cause    hunted me like a bird. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. (CC)56 You heard my plea:(CD) “Do not close your ears    to my cry for relief.”57 You came near(CE) when I called you,    and you said, “Do not fear.”(CF), 58 You, Lord, took up my case;(CG)    you redeemed my life. 46 “All our enemies    have spoken out against us.47 We are filled with fear,    for we are trapped, devastated, and ruined.”48 Tears stream from my eyes    because of the destruction of my people!

3 He has turned his hand against me.

He has rolled me in the dust.17 Peace has been stripped away,    and I have forgotten what prosperity is.18 I cry out, “My splendor is gone! 34 If people crush underfoot    all the prisoners of the land,35 if they deprive others of their rights    in defiance of the Most High,36 if they twist justice in the courts—    doesn’t the Lord see all these things?

10 He has hidden like a bear or a lion,    waiting to attack me.11 He has dragged me off the path and torn me in pieces,    leaving me helpless and devastated.12 He has drawn his bow    and made me the target for his arrows. 34 If people crush underfoot    all the prisoners of the land,35 if they deprive others of their rights    in defiance of the Most High,36 if they twist justice in the courts—    doesn’t the Lord see all these things? 46 “All our enemies    have spoken out against us.47 We are filled with fear,    for we are trapped, devastated, and ruined.”48 Tears stream from my eyes    because of the destruction of my people! 5 He has besieged and surrounded me. (I), 7 He has walled me in so I cannot escape;(J)    he has weighed me down with chains. 4 He has made my skin and flesh grow old. 25 The Lord is good to those who depend on him,    to those who search for him.26 So it is good to wait quietly    for salvation from the Lord.27 And it is good for people to submit at an early age    to the yoke of his discipline: 28 Let them sit alone in silence    beneath the Lord’s demands.29 Let them lie face down in the dust,    for there may be hope at last.30 Let them turn the other cheek to those who strike them    and accept the insults of their enemies. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.

Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. (AA), 16 He has broken my teeth with gravel;(AB)    he has trampled me in the dust. You know all about the plans they have made.62 My enemies whisper and mutter    as they plot against me all day long.63 Look at them! and given me a bitter cup of sorrow to drink. (AC)17 I have been deprived of peace;    I have forgotten what prosperity is.18 So I say, “My splendor is gone    and all that I had hoped from the Lord.”(AD). over the fate of all the women of Jerusalem. 46 “All our enemies    have spoken out against us.47 We are filled with fear,    for we are trapped, devastated, and ruined.”48 Tears stream from my eyes    because of the destruction of my people! 3 He has turned his hand against me. Whether they sit or stand,    I am the object of their mocking songs. (AW)33 For he does not willingly bring affliction    or grief to anyone. that come from the rod of the Lord’s anger. (B)2 He has driven me away and made me walk    in darkness(C) rather than light;3 indeed, he has turned his hand against me(D)    again and again, all day long.

31 For no one is abandoned    by the Lord forever.32 Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion    because of the greatness of his unfailing love.33 For he does not enjoy hurting people    or causing them sorrow. Listen to the Bible. and given me a bitter cup of sorrow to drink. (BR)”48 Streams of tears(BS) flow from my eyes(BT)    because my people are destroyed.(BU). Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible notes. (BB)39 Why should the living complain    when punished for their sins? All rights reserved. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. because of the greatness of his unfailing love. 61 Lord, you have heard the vile names they call me. [a]20 I will never forget this awful time,    as I grieve over my loss.21 Yet I still dare to hope    when I remember this: 22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends! Red Letter. Everything I had hoped for from the Lord is lost!”. All day long they sing their mocking songs.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. $3.99 a month for 40+ study tools. Lamentations 3:1-66, NLT. (BX)53 They tried to end my life in a pit(BY)    and threw stones at me;54 the waters closed over my head,(BZ)    and I thought I was about to perish. (AF)20 I well remember them,    and my soul is downcast(AG) within me.