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LAMENTATIONS

If so be there may be hope.
30Let him give his cheek to him that smiteth him,
Let him be filled full with reproach.
כ
31For the Lord will not cast off
For ever.
32For though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion
According to the multitude of His mercies.
33For He doth not afflict willingly,
Nor grieve the children of men.
ל
34To crush under foot
All the prisoners of the earth,
35To turn aside the right of a man
Before the face of the Most High,
36To subvert a man in his cause,
The Lord approveth not.
מ
37Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass,
When the Lord commandeth it not?
38Out of the mouth of the Most High proceedeth not
Evil and good?
39Wherefore doth a living man complain,
A strong man because of his sins?
נ
40Let us search and try our ways,
And return to the Lord.
41Let us lift up our heart with our hands
Unto God in the heavens.
42We have transgressed and have rebelled;
Thou hast not pardoned.
ס
43Thou hast covered with anger and pursued us;
Thou hast slain unsparingly.
44Thou hast covered Thyself with a cloud,
So that no prayer can pass through.
45Thou hast made us as the off-scouring and refuse
In the midst of the peoples.
פ
46All our enemies have opened their mouth
Wide against us.
47Terror and the pit are come upon us,
Desolation and destruction.
48Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water,
For the breach of the daughter of my people.
ע
49Mine eye is poured out, and ceaseth not,
Without any intermission,
50Till the Lord look forth,
And behold from heaven.
51Mine eye affected my soul,
Because of all the daughters of my city.
צ
52They have chased me sore like a bird,
That are mine enemies without cause.
53They have cut off my life in the dungeon,
And have cast stones upon me.
54Waters flowed over my head;
I said: 'I am cut off.'
ק
55I called upon Thy name, O Lord,
Out of the lowest dungeon.
56Thou heardest my voice; hide not
Thine ear at my sighing, at my cry.
57Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon Thee;
Thou saidst: 'Fear not.'
ר
58Lord, Thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul;
Thou hast redeemed my life.
59O Lord, Thou hast been my wrong;
Judge Thou my cause.

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