28 (A)Let him sit alone and keep silent,
Because God has laid it on him;
29 (B)Let him put his mouth in the dust—
There may yet be hope.
30 (C)Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes him,
And be full of reproach.

31 (D)For the Lord will not cast off forever.
32 Though He causes grief,
Yet He will show compassion
According to the multitude of His mercies.
33 For (E)He does not afflict [a]willingly,
Nor grieve the children of men.

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Footnotes

  1. Lamentations 3:33 Lit. from His heart