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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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Lamentations 4:1
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How (a)dark the gold has become, How the pure gold has changed! The sacred stones are poured out At the [a]corner of every street.
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Lamentations 4:2
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The precious sons of Zion, Weighed against fine gold, How they are regarded as (b)earthen jars, The work of a potter's hands!
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Lamentations 4:3
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Even (c)jackals offer the breast, They nurse their young; But the daughter of my people has become (d)cruel Like (e)ostriches in the wilderness.
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Lamentations 4:4
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The (f)tongue of the infant cleaves To the roof of its mouth because of (g)thirst; The little ones (h)ask for bread, But no one breaks it for them.
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Lamentations 4:5
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Those who ate (i)delicacies Are desolate in the streets; Those [b]reared in purple Embrace ash pits.
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Lamentations 4:6
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For the [c]iniquity of the daughter of my people Is greater than the [d](j)sin of Sodom, Which was (k)overthrown as in a moment, And no hands were [e]turned toward her.
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Lamentations 4:7
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Her [f]consecrated ones were (l)purer than snow, They were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in [g]body than corals, Their polishing was like [h](m)lapis lazuli.
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Lamentations 4:8
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Their appearance is (n)blacker than soot, They are not recognized in the streets; Their (o)skin is shriveled on their bones, It is withered, it has become like wood.
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Lamentations 4:9
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Better are those [i](p)slain with the sword Than those [j]slain with hunger; For they [k](q)pine away, being stricken For lack of the fruits of [l]the field.
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Lamentations 4:10
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The hands of compassionate women (r)Boiled their own children; They became (s)food for them Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
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Lamentations 4:11
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The Lord has (t)accomplished His wrath, He has poured out His fierce anger; And He has (u)kindled a fire in Zion Which has consumed its foundations.
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Lamentations 4:12
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The kings of the earth did not believe, Nor did any of (v)the inhabitants of the world, That the adversary and the enemy Could (w)enter the gates of Jerusalem.
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Lamentations 4:13
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Because of the sins of her (x)prophets And the iniquities of her priests, Who have shed in her midst The (y)blood of the righteous;
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Lamentations 4:14
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They wandered, (z)blind, in the streets; They were defiled with (aa)blood So that no one could touch their (ab)garments.
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Lamentations 4:15
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"Depart! (ac)Unclean!" [m]they cried of themselves. "Depart, depart, do not touch!" So they (ad)fled and wandered; Men among the nations said, "They shall not continue to dwell with us."
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Lamentations 4:16
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The presence of the Lord has scattered them, He will not continue to regard them; They did not [n](ae)honor the priests, They did not favor the elders.
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Lamentations 4:17
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Yet our eyes failed, Looking for [o]help was (af)useless; In our watching we have watched For a (ag)nation that could not save.
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Lamentations 4:18
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They (ah)hunted our steps So that we could not walk in our streets; Our (ai)end drew near, Our days were [p]finished For our end had come.
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Lamentations 4:19
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Our pursuers were (aj)swifter Than the eagles of the sky; They chased us on the mountains, They waited in ambush for us in the wilderness.
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Lamentations 4:20
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The (ak)breath of our nostrils, the (al) Lord's anointed, Was (am)captured in their pits, Of whom we had said, "Under his (an)shadow We shall live among the nations."
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Lamentations 4:21
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Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of (ao)Edom, Who dwells in the land of Uz; But the (ap)cup will come around to you as well, You will become drunk and make yourself naked.
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Lamentations 4:22
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The punishment of your iniquity has been (aq)completed, O daughter of Zion; He will exile you no longer. But He (ar)will punish your iniquity, O daughter of Edom; He will expose your sins!
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Lamentations 5:1
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Remember, O Lord , what has befallen us; Look, and see our (a)reproach!
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Lamentations 5:2
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Our inheritance has been turned over to (b)strangers, Our (c)houses to aliens.
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Lamentations 5:3
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We have become orphans (d)without a father, Our mothers are like widows.
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Lamentations 5:4
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[a]We have to pay for our drinking (e)water, Our wood comes to us at a price.
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Lamentations 5:5
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[b]Our pursuers are at our necks; We are worn out, there is (f)no rest for us.
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Lamentations 5:6
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We have [c]submitted to (g)Egypt and Assyria [d]to get enough bread.
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Lamentations 5:7
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Our (h)fathers sinned, and are no more; It is we who have borne their iniquities.
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Lamentations 5:8
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(i)Slaves rule over us; There is (j)no one to deliver us from their hand.
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Lamentations 5:9
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We get our bread [e]at the (k)risk of our lives [f]Because of the sword in the wilderness.
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Lamentations 5:10
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Our skin has become as (l)hot as an oven, Because of [g]the burning heat of famine.
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Lamentations 5:11
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They ravished the (m)women in Zion, The virgins in the cities of Judah.
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Lamentations 5:12
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Princes were hung by their hands; [h](n)Elders were not respected.
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Lamentations 5:13
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Young men [i](o)worked at the grinding mill, And youths (p)stumbled under loads of wood.
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Lamentations 5:14
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Elders [j]are gone from the gate, Young men from their (q)music.
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Lamentations 5:15
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The joy of our hearts has (r)ceased; Our dancing has been turned into mourning.
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Lamentations 5:16
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The (s)crown has fallen from our head; (t)Woe to us, for we have sinned!
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Lamentations 5:17
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Because of this our (u)heart is faint, Because of these things our (v)eyes are dim;
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Lamentations 5:18
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Because of (w)Mount Zion which lies desolate, (x)Foxes prowl in it.
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Lamentations 5:19
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(y)You, O Lord , [k]rule forever; Your (z)throne is from generation to generation.
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Lamentations 5:20
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Why do You (aa)forget us forever? Why do You forsake us [l]so long?
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Lamentations 5:21
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(ab)Restore us to You, O Lord , that we may be restored; Renew (ac)our days as of old,
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Lamentations 5:22
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Unless (ad)You have utterly rejected us And are exceedingly (ae)angry with us.
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