Hope of Relief in God’s Mercy

19 Remember my misery and my homelessness, the (A)wormwood and [a]bitterness.
20 (B)My soul certainly remembers,
And [b]is (C)bent over within me.
21 I recall this to my mind,
Therefore I [c](D)wait.
22 [d]The Lords (E)acts of mercy indeed do not end,
(F)For His compassions do not fail.
23 They are new (G)every morning;
Great is (H)Your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my (I)portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I [e](J)wait for Him.”
25 The Lord is good to those who [f](K)await Him,
To the [g]person who (L)seeks Him.

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Footnotes

  1. Lamentations 3:19 Lit poison
  2. Lamentations 3:20 Or bows down
  3. Lamentations 3:21 Lit have hope
  4. Lamentations 3:22 As in ancient versions; MT It is...mercy that we do not end
  5. Lamentations 3:24 Or hope in
  6. Lamentations 3:25 Or hope in
  7. Lamentations 3:25 Lit soul