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Date: 10/27/2020


LAMENTATIONS 3
1: I AM the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
2: He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.
3: Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.
4: My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.
5: He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.
6: He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.
7: He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.
8: Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.
9: He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.
10: He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.
11: He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.
12: He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.
13: He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.
14: I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
15: He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.
16: He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes.
17: And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.
18: And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:
19: Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
20: My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
21: This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
22: It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23: They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
24: The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
25: The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
26: It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
27: It is good for a man that he bear the yoke of his youth.
28: He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.
29: He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
30: He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.
31: For the LORD will not cast off for ever:
32: But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
33: For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
34: To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth.
35: To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,
36: To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD approveth not.
37: Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
38: Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?
39: Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
40: Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
41: Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
42: We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.
43: Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.
44: Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.
45: Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.
46: All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
47: Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.
48: Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.
49: Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission.
50: Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.
51: Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.
52: Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.
53: They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.
54: Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
55: I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.
56: Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.
57: Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.
58: O LORD, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.
59: O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.
60: Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me.
61: Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their imaginations against me;
62: The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day.
63: Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their musick.
64: Render unto them a recompence, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.
65: Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.
66: Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.


LAMENTATIONS 4
1: How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.
2: The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
3: Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.
4: The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.
5: They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
6: For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.
7: Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:
8: Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.
9: They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
10: The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
11: The LORD hath accomplished his fury; he hath poured out his fierce anger, and hath kindled a fire in Zion, and it hath devoured the foundations thereof.
12: The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.
13: For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,
14: They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.
15: They cried unto them, Depart ye; it is unclean; depart, depart, touch not: when they fled away and wandered, they said among the heathen, They shall no more sojourn there.
16: The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the elders.
17: As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.
18: They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.
19: Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
20: The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the heathen.
21: Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz; the cup also shall pass through unto thee: thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked.
22: The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover thy sins.


LAMENTATIONS 5
1: Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.
2: Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
3: We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
4: We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.
5: Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.
6: We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
7: Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.
8: Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.
9: We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness.
10: Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
11: They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah.
12: Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured.
13: They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood.
14: The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick.
15: The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.
16: The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
17: For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.
18: Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.
19: Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.
20: Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?
21: Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.
22: But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us.


PSALM 119
1: Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
2: Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
3: They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
4: Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
5: O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
6: Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7: I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
8: I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
9: Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10: With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
11: Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12: Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
13: With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
14: I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.
15: I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
16: I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
17: Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
18: Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19: I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
20: My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
21: Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
22: Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
23: Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
24: Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.
25: My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
26: I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
27: Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28: My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
29: Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.
30: I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
31: I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.
32: I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
33: Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
34: Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35: Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36: Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37: Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
38: Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
39: Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
40: Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
41: Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
42: So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
43: And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
44: So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
45: And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
46: I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47: And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
48: My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
49: Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
50: This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
51: The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
52: I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
53: Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
54: Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
55: I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
56: This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
57: Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
58: I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
59: I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
60: I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
61: The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
62: At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
63: I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
64: The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
65: Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
66: Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
67: Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
68: Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
69: The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
70: Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
71: It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
72: The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
73: Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
74: They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
75: I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
76: Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
77: Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
78: Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
79: Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
80: Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
81: My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
82: Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
83: For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.
84: How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85: The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
86: All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
87: They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
88: Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
89: For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
90: Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
91: They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.
92: Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93: I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
94: I am thine, save me: for I have sought thy precepts.
95: The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
96: I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
97: O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
98: Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
99: I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100: I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
101: I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
102: I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
103: How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104: Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
105: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
106: I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
107: I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
108: Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
109: My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
110: The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
111: Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112: I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
113: I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
114: Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
115: Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
116: Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117: Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
118: Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
119: Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
120: My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
121: I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
122: Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
123: Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
124: Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
125: I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
126: It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.
127: Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
128: Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
129: Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
130: The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
131: I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
132: Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
133: Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134: Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.
135: Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.
136: Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
137: Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
138: Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
139: My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
140: Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
141: I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
142: Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
143: Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
144: The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
145: I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.
146: I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
147: I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
148: Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
149: Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
150: They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
151: Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
152: Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
153: Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
154: Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
155: Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
156: Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.
157: Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
158: I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
159: Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
160: Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
161: Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
162: I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
163: I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
164: Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
165: Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
166: LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
167: My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
168: I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
169: Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.
170: Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
171: My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
172: My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
173: Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
174: I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
175: Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
176: I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.


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