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54 Water closed over my head,
    and I said, “I’m a dead man.”[a]
55 I called on your name, Lord,
    from the depths of the Pit,[b]
56 You heard my voice—
    don’t close your ear to my sighs and cries.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Lamentations 3:54 Lit. “I’m cut off.”
  2. Lamentations 3:55 I.e. the place of punishment in the afterlife
  3. Lamentations 3:56 Lit. my relief, to my cry

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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