their mouths full of derision, spitting invective. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—. He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, “The Lord has shut me right up, as if he had built a wall around me on every side.”. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. He forced rotten, stinking food down my throat. 10-12 He’s a prowling bear tracking me down, a lion in hiding ready to pounce.He knocked me from the path and ripped me to pieces. (CC)56 You heard my plea:(CD) “Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.”57 You came near(CE) when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.”(CF), 58 You, Lord, took up my case;(CG) you redeemed my life. 3 [a]I am the man who has seen affliction(A) by the rod of the Lord’s wrath. He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach. Bad as our state is, we are not yet in hell; we are not yet beyond the reach of hope. I’ve forgotten what the good life is like.
When he finished, there was nothing left of me. The Message, Large Print, Brown Trio Leather-Look, The Message Compact Bible, Teal and Brown Python, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Black/Slate Leather-Look, The Message Devotional Bible LeatherLike, Brown. God Speaks Both Good Things and Hard Things into Being. To deliver you just now might be to deprive you of the benefit of the trouble. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. Lamentations 3:32-34. I'm finished. It’s a Good Thing to Hope for Help from God. The very breath in our nostrils is a proof of his goodness to us; let us, therefore, dear friends, still hope for yet further favors from him. 24 I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over). If you lie in the dust before him, he will not tread on you. I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed. 47 We've been to hell and back. He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light. Only go thou, and test him and try him, and thou shalt find that it is even as I say. It's the Master who gives such orders. You who have passed through this state of conviction know what it means;--no comfort from ordinances, no comfort from God’s Word, no comfort from your daily mercies. But when there has been a great trial, the believing soul has cast itself upon the ever-faithful God, and so has been able to set its seal to this truth, “Great is thy faithfulness.”.
the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed. Take it full-face.
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? I am inclined to say to him, “They are mine, Jeremiah, they certainly were yours, but I am sure that they are equally mine.”. Lamentations 3:58.
They are afraid that the Lord will not hear them, yet they continue to pray unto him. Lamentations 3:23. Yet this suppliant was no graceless sinner, he was a dear child of God, one of the noblest of the Lord’s ancient prophets, one of the most faithful of his ministers. good things and hard things alike, into being? His stockpiles of loyal love are immense.
It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassion fail not. Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.
Tyrants may do so, but the tender, compassionate God, our gracious, loving Father, will never do that.
19-21 I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed.I remember it all—oh, how well I remember— the feeling of hitting the bottom.But there’s one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope: 22-24 God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.They’re created new every morning. 57 You came close when I called out. I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath. My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
Don't ask questions: Wait for hope to appear. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; What! Lamentations 3:19-21-25-27 MSG. 3 1-3 I’m the man who has seen trouble, trouble coming from the lash of God’s anger.He took me by the hand and walked me into pitch-black darkness.Yes, he’s given me the back of his hand over and over and over again.
And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD: Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. The Easterns usually baked their cakes on the hearth, and very frequently there would be in the cakes pieces of grit, perhaps large lumps of cinder, and sometimes small gravel stones, which would break the teeth. Read verse in The Message Bible He took me by the hand and walked me into pitch-black darkness. Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.
3 1 I'm the man who has seen trouble, trouble coming from the lash of God's anger. Lamentations 3:28-31. He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.
16-18 He ground my face into the gravel. Our children have their dolls or their little animals that they press to make them squeak, but there is no life in them; so there may be a sound, yet no life, but I never heard of anything that really breathed, and yet had not life. When it makes a man get alone, to contemplate and meditate, affliction is already doing him good. My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.
Damn their eyes!Get good and angry. Lamentations 3:22. (F)5 He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness(G) and hardship. O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life. The first part of this chapter is one of the saddest in the whole Book of God; yet I expect it has ministered as much consolation as some of the brightest pages of Holy Writ, because there are children of God who are the subjects of great suffering and sorrow, and when they turn to such a passage as this, they see that one of the Lord’s own prophet has gone that way before them; and when they see the footprints of another of God’s people in the dark and gloomy valley that they are themselves traversing they are encouraged. He’s all I’ve got left. He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail. What Does The Bible Say About Grief And Sorrow? He takes no pleasure in making life hard. Unless he has some gracious motive for it, he never afflicts or grieves them, and when he doth act thus, it is as when a father smites his child. I said, ‘It’s all over.’. 63 Sitting down or standing up - just look at them! But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. Bible Verse; Newest; Oldest; Most Viewed; Most Shared; Sermon. Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: Oh, sweet experience!
Cannot you, beloved, say that these words suit you as much as they did Jeremiah?
(AC)17 I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is.18 So I say, “My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the Lord.”(AD). Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. Save me!' This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. My flesh and my skin hath he made old: he hath broken my bones. Worse than the agony of a broken bone is the pain of a broken heart. He knocked me from the path and ripped me to pieces. their mouths full of derision, spitting invective. He may put thee away for a while, and seem to leave thee; but “the Lord will not cast off for ever.” God may seem to put us away from him, but it is written, “He hateth putting away.” There is no divorcement between Christ and the soul that is once espoused to him. 61-63 “You heard, God, their vicious gossip, their behind-my-back plots to ruin me.They never quit, these enemies of mine, dreaming up mischief, hatching out malice, day after day after day.Sitting down or standing up—just look at them!— they mock me with vulgar doggerel.
That is to say, as the besiegers erected a mound against a city, and threw up earthworks, so, the prophet says, God seemed to have thrown up earthworks from which he might fire off the great guns of the law against him. 3 1 I'm the man who has seen trouble, trouble coming from the lash of God's anger. Lamentations 3:14-17. (CK), 61 Lord, you have heard their insults,(CL) all their plots against me—62 what my enemies whisper and mutter against me all day long. (CJ)60 You have seen the depth of their vengeance, all their plots against me. His stockpiles of loyal love are immense. They’re created new every morning. 3 Yes, he's given me the back of his hand over and over and over again. Used by Permission. “It seems so long since I have had any prosperity that I have forgotten it. It’s a Good Thing to Hope for Help from God. Make a total demolition here under your heaven!”, Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. He’s got me cornered. It’s a good thing when you’re young He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old. When I see what’s happened to the young women in the city, The water rose over my head. He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins. 52-54 “Enemies with no reason to be enemies hunted me down like a bird.They threw me into a pit, then pelted me with stones.Then the rains came and filled the pit. I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—
You wrapped yourself in thick blankets of clouds. 59 God, you saw the wrongs heaped on me. (BE)41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven,(BF) and say:42 “We have sinned and rebelled(BG) and you have not forgiven.(BH). 43-45 “You lost your temper with us, holding nothing back. 43 "You lost your temper with us, holding nothing back. 4 He has made my skin and my flesh grow old(E) and has broken my bones. “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.” He still has compassion upon us; if he had not, he would have given us up altogether; but there is love in his heart, even while there is a frown upon his brow, and while his hand is smiting us, his heart is loving us still. I said, ‘It’s all over.’. How great your faithfulness! 52 "Enemies with no reason to be enemies hunted me down like a bird. (BR)”48 Streams of tears(BS) flow from my eyes(BT) because my people are destroyed.(BU). Lamentations 3:9-13.
I said, ‘It’s all over.’, 55-57 “I called out your name, O God, called from the bottom of the pit.You listened when I called out, ‘Don’t shut your ears!
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