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53 They dumped me alive into a pit,
    sealing me in with stone.[a]
54 Water closed over my head,
    and I said, “I’m a dead man.”[b]
55 I called on your name, Lord,
    from the depths of the Pit,[c]

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  1. Lamentations 3:53 Lit. pit, casting a stone at me
  2. Lamentations 3:54 Lit. “I’m cut off.”
  3. Lamentations 3:55 I.e. the place of punishment in the afterlife

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