Lamentations 3:19-30Contemporary English Version (CEV)
19 Just thinking of my troubles and my lonely wandering makes me miserable. 20 That’s all I ever think about, and I am depressed.[a] 21 Then I remember something that fills me with hope. 22 The Lord’s kindness never fails! If he had not been merciful, we would have been destroyed.[b] 23 The Lord can always be trusted to show mercy each morning. 24 Deep in my heart I say, “The Lord is all I need; I can depend on him!”
25 The Lord is kind to everyone who trusts and obeys him. 26 It is good to wait patiently for the Lord to save us. 27 When we are young, it is good to struggle hard 28 and to sit silently alone, if this is what the Lord intends. 29 Being rubbed in the dirt can teach us a lesson;[c] 30 we can also learn from insults and hard knocks.
3.20I am depressed: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
3.22destroyed: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 22.
3.29lesson: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 29.
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