KJV LAM3 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekLAM2.htm LAM4.htm
3:1 I [am] the man [H1397] [that] hath seen [H7200] affliction [H6040] by the rod [H7626] of his wrath [H5678] .
3:2 He hath led [H5090] me, and brought [H3212] [me into] darkness [H2822] , but not [into] light [H216] .
3:3 Surely against me is he turned [H7725] ; he turneth [H2015] his hand [H3027] [against me] all the day [H3117] .
3:4 My flesh [H1320] and my skin [H5785] hath he made old [H1086] ; he hath broken [H7665] my bones [H6106] .
3:5 He hath builded against [H1129] me, and compassed [H5362] [me] with gall [H7219] and travail [H8513] .
3:6 He hath set [H3427] me in dark places [H4285] , as [they that be] dead [H4191] of old [H5769] .
3:7 He hath hedged [H1443] me about, that I cannot get out [H3318] : he hath made my chain [H5178] heavy [H3513] .
3:8 Also when I cry [H2199] and shout [H7768] , he shutteth out [H5640] my prayer [H8605] .
3:9 He hath inclosed [H1443] my ways [H1870] with hewn stone [H1496] , he hath made my paths [H5410] crooked [H5753] .
3:10 He [was] unto me [as] a bear [H1677] lying in wait [H693] , [and as] a lion [H738] in secret places [H4565] .
3:11 He hath turned aside [H5493] my ways [H1870] , and pulled me in pieces [H6582] : he hath made [H7760] me desolate [H8074] .
3:12 He hath bent [H1869] his bow [H7198] , and set [H5324] me as a mark [H4307] for the arrow [H2671] .
3:13 He hath caused the arrows [H1121] of his quiver [H827] to enter [H935] into my reins [H3629] .(arrows: Heb. sons)
3:14 I was a derision [H7814] to all my people [H5971] ; [and] their song [H5058] all the day [H3117] .
3:15 He hath filled [H7646] me with bitterness [H4844] , he hath made me drunken [H7301] with wormwood [H3939] .(bitterness: Heb. bitternesses)
3:16 He hath also broken [H1638] my teeth [H8127] with gravel stones [H2687] , he hath covered [H3728] me with ashes [H665] .(covered: or, rolled me in the ashes)
3:17 And thou hast removed [H2186] my soul [H5315] far off [H2186] from peace [H7965] : I forgat [H5382] prosperity [H2896] .(prosperity: Heb. good)
3:18 And I said [H559] , My strength [H5331] and my hope [H8431] is perished [H6] from the LORD [H3068] :
3:19 Remembering [H2142] mine affliction [H6040] and my misery [H4788] , the wormwood [H3939] and the gall [H7219] .(Remembering: or, Remember)
3:20 My soul [H5315] hath [them] still [H2142] in remembrance [H2142] , and is humbled [H7743] in me.(humbled: Heb. bowed)
3:21 This I recall [H7725] to my mind [H3820] , therefore have I hope [H3176] .(recall: Heb. make to return to my heart)
3:22 [It is of] the LORD'S [H3068] mercies [H2617] that we are not consumed [H8552] , because his compassions [H7356] fail [H3615] not.
3:23 [They are] new [H2319] every morning [H1242] : great [H7227] [is] thy faithfulness [H530] .
3:24 The LORD [H3068] [is] my portion [H2506] , saith [H559] my soul [H5315] ; therefore will I hope [H3176] in him.
3:25 The LORD [H3068] [is] good [H2896] unto them that wait [H6960] for him, to the soul [H5315] [that] seeketh [H1875] him.
3:26 [It is] good [H2896] that [a man] should both hope [H3175] [H2342] and quietly wait [H1748] for the salvation [H8668] of the LORD [H3068] .
3:27 [It is] good [H2896] for a man [H1397] that he bear [H5375] the yoke [H5923] in his youth [H5271] .
3:28 He sitteth [H3427] alone [H910] and keepeth silence [H1826] , because he hath borne [H5190] [it] upon him.
3:29 He putteth [H5414] his mouth [H6310] in the dust [H6083] ; if so be there may be [H3426] hope [H8615] .
3:30 He giveth [H5414] [his] cheek [H3895] to him that smiteth [H5221] him: he is filled full [H7646] with reproach [H2781] .
3:31 For the Lord [H136] will not cast off [H2186] for ever [H5769] :
3:32 But though he cause grief [H3013] , yet will he have compassion [H7355] according to the multitude [H7230] of his mercies [H2617] .
3:33 For he doth not afflict [H6031] willingly [H3820] nor grieve [H3013] the children [H1121] of men [H376] .(willingly: Heb. from his heart)
3:34 To crush [H1792] under his feet [H7272] all the prisoners [H615] of the earth [H776] ,
3:35 To turn aside [H5186] the right [H4941] of a man [H1397] before the face [H6440] of the most High [H5945] ,(the most High: or, a superior)
3:36 To subvert [H5791] a man [H120] in his cause [H7379] , the Lord [H136] approveth [H7200] not.(approveth not: or, seeth not)
3:37 Who [is] he [that] saith [H559] , and it cometh to pass, [when] the Lord [H136] commandeth [H6680] [it] not?
3:38 Out of the mouth [H6310] of the most High [H5945] proceedeth [H3318] not evil [H7451] and good [H2896] ?
3:39 Wherefore doth a living [H2416] man [H120] complain [H596] , a man [H1397] for the punishment of his sins [H2399] ?(complain: or, murmur)
3:40 Let us search [H2664] and try [H2713] our ways [H1870] , and turn again [H7725] to the LORD [H3068] .
3:41 Let us lift up [H5375] our heart [H3824] with [our] hands [H3709] unto God [H410] in the heavens [H8064] .
3:42 We [H5168] have transgressed [H6586] and have rebelled [H4784] : thou hast not pardoned [H5545] .
3:43 Thou hast covered [H5526] with anger [H639] , and persecuted [H7291] us: thou hast slain [H2026] , thou hast not pitied [H2550] .
3:44 Thou hast covered [H5526] thyself with a cloud [H6051] , that [our] prayer [H8605] should not pass through [H5674] .
3:45 Thou hast made [H7760] us [as] the offscouring [H5501] and refuse [H3973] in the midst [H7130] of the people [H5971] .
3:46 All our enemies [H341] have opened [H6475] their mouths [H6310] against us.
3:47 Fear [H6343] and a snare [H6354] is come upon us, desolation [H7612] and destruction [H7667] .
3:48 Mine eye [H5869] runneth down [H3381] with rivers [H6388] of water [H4325] for the destruction [H7667] of the daughter [H1323] of my people [H5971] .
3:49 Mine eye [H5869] trickleth down [H5064] , and ceaseth [H1820] not, without any intermission [H2014] ,
3:50 Till the LORD [H3068] look down [H8259] , and behold [H7200] from heaven [H8064] .
3:51 Mine eye [H5869] affecteth [H5953] mine heart [H5315] because of all the daughters [H1323] of my city [H5892] .(mine heart: Heb. my soul)(because: or, more than all)
3:52 Mine enemies [H341] chased [H6679] me sore [H6679] , like a bird [H6833] , without cause [H2600] .
3:53 They have cut off [H6789] my life [H2416] in the dungeon [H953] , and cast [H3034] a stone [H68] upon me.
3:54 Waters [H4325] flowed over [H6687] mine head [H7218] ; [then] I said [H559] , I am cut off [H1504] .
3:55 I called [H7121] upon thy name [H8034] , O LORD [H3068] , out of the low [H8482] dungeon [H953] .
3:56 Thou hast heard [H8085] my voice [H6963] : hide [H5956] not thine ear [H241] at my breathing [H7309] , at my cry [H7775] .
3:57 Thou drewest near [H7126] in the day [H3117] [that] I called [H7121] upon thee: thou saidst [H559] , Fear [H3372] not.
3:58 O Lord [H136] , thou hast pleaded [H7378] the causes [H7379] of my soul [H5315] ; thou hast redeemed [H1350] my life [H2416] .
3:59 O LORD [H3068] , thou hast seen [H7200] my wrong [H5792] : judge [H8199] thou my cause [H4941] .
3:60 Thou hast seen [H7200] all their vengeance [H5360] [and] all their imaginations [H4284] against me.
3:61 Thou hast heard [H8085] their reproach [H2781] , O LORD [H3068] , [and] all their imaginations [H4284] against me;
3:62 The lips [H8193] of those that rose up [H6965] against me, and their device [H1902] against me all the day [H3117] .
3:63 Behold [H5027] their sitting down [H3427] , and their rising up [H7012] ; I [am] their musick [H4485] .
3:64 Render [H7725] unto them a recompence [H1576] , O LORD [H3068] , according to the work [H4639] of their hands [H3027] .
3:65 Give [H5414] them sorrow [H4044] of heart [H3820] , thy curse [H8381] unto them.(sorrow: or, obstinacy of heart)
3:66 Persecute [H7291] and destroy [H8045] them in anger [H639] from under the heavens [H8064] of the LORD [H3068] .