Lamentations 3:16-24

July 26, 2015
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Lamentations 3:16-24

טז וַיַּגְרֵס בֶּחָצָץ שִׁנָּי, הִכְפִּישַׁנִי בָּאֵפֶר

יז וַתִּזְנַח מִשָּׁלוֹם נַפְשִׁי, נָשִׁיתִי טוֹבָה

יח וָאֹמַר אָבַד נִצְחִי, וְתוֹחַלְתִּי מֵיְהוָה

יט זְכָר-עָנְיִי וּמְרוּדִי, לַעֲנָה וָרֹאשׁ

כ זָכוֹר תִּזְכּוֹר, ותשיח (וְתָשׁוֹחַ) עָלַי נַפְשִׁי.

כא זֹאת אָשִׁיב אֶל-לִבִּי, עַל-כֵּן אוֹחִיל

כב חַסְדֵי יְהוָה כִּי לֹא-תָמְנוּ, כִּי לֹא-כָלוּ רַחֲמָיו

כג חֲדָשִׁים, לַבְּקָרִים, רַבָּה, אֱמוּנָתֶךָ

כד חֶלְקִי יְהוָה אָמְרָה נַפְשִׁי, עַל-כֵּן אוֹחִיל לוֹ.


16) He has broken my teeth on gravel, has ground me into the dust

17) My life was bereft of peace, I forgot what happiness was

18) I thought my strength and hope had perished before the LORD

19) To recall my distress and my misery was wormwood and poison

20) Whenever I thought of them I was bowed low.

21) But this do I call to mind, therefore I have hope

22) The kindness of the LORD has not ended, His mercies are not spent

23) They are renewed every morning — ample is Your grace!

24) ‘The LORD is my portion,’ I say with full heart; therefore will I hope in Him.

(JPS Tanakh, 2000)

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