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54     water flowed over my head. I thought: I’m finished.

55 I call on your name, Lord, from the depths of the pit.
56 Hear my voice. Don’t close your ear[a] to my need for relief, to my cry for help.[b]

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  1. Lamentations 3:56 Or You didn’t close your ear.
  2. Lamentations 3:56 Or You have heard my voice.

54 the waters closed over my head,(A)
    and I thought I was about to perish.(B)

55 I called on your name, Lord,
    from the depths(C) of the pit.(D)
56 You heard my plea:(E) “Do not close your ears
    to my cry for relief.”

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