Lamentations 3:22-56 (select verses)
 It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
 He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.
 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
 He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.
 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:
 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
 For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
 To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,
 To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,
 To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.
 Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
 Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?
 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
 We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.
 Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.
 Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.
 Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.
 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
 Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.
 Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.
 Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission,
 Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.
 Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.
 Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.
 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.
 Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
 I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.
 Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.
 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?