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19 The memory of my suffering and homelessness is bitterness and poison.
20 I[a] can’t help but remember and am depressed.
21 I call all this to mind—therefore, I will wait.

22 Certainly the faithful love of the Lord hasn’t ended;[b] certainly God’s compassion isn’t through!
23 They are renewed every morning. Great is your faithfulness.
24 I think:[c] The Lord is my portion! Therefore, I’ll wait for him.

25 The Lord is good to those who hope in him, to the person[d] who seeks him.
26 It’s good to wait in silence for the Lord’s deliverance.

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Footnotes

  1. Lamentations 3:20 Or My spirit can’t help but remember and is depressed
  2. Lamentations 3:22 Tg, Syr, and other ancient sources; MT we aren’t finished.
  3. Lamentations 3:24 Or My spirit thinks
  4. Lamentations 3:25 Or spirit