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Lamentations 1:20-22 Good News Translation (GNT)

20 “Look, O Lord, at my agony, at the anguish of my soul!
    My heart is broken in sorrow for my sins.
    There is murder in the streets; even indoors there is death.

21 “Listen[a] to my groans; there is no one to comfort me.
    My enemies are glad that you brought disaster on me.
    Bring[b] the day you promised; make my enemies suffer as I do.

22 “Condemn them for all their wickedness;
    Punish them as you punished me for my sins.
    I groan in misery, and I am sick at heart.”


  1. Lamentations 1:21 One ancient translation Listen; Hebrew They listened.
  2. Lamentations 1:21 One ancient translation Bring; Hebrew You brought.
Good News Translation (GNT)

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Lamentations 1:20-22 New International Version (NIV)

20 “See, Lord, how distressed I am!
    I am in torment within,
and in my heart I am disturbed,
    for I have been most rebellious.
Outside, the sword bereaves;
    inside, there is only death.

21 “People have heard my groaning,
    but there is no one to comfort me.
All my enemies have heard of my distress;
    they rejoice at what you have done.
May you bring the day you have announced
    so they may become like me.

22 “Let all their wickedness come before you;
    deal with them
as you have dealt with me
    because of all my sins.
My groans are many
    and my heart is faint.”

New International Version (NIV)

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