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Lamentations 1:20-22 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

20 “Look at me, Lord. I am upset.
    I am troubled.
My heart is troubled
    because I have been so stubborn.
Out in the streets, the sword kills.
    Inside the houses, death destroys.

21 “People have heard my groaning.
    There is no one to comfort me.
All my enemies have heard of my trouble.
    They are happy that you have done this to me.
Now bring that day you have announced.
    Let my enemies be like me.

22 “Look at all their evil.
    Do to them what you have done to me
    because of all my sins.
I groan over and over again,
    and I am afraid.”

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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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)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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