3:1 icaps am the man that hath seene affliction by the rod of his wrath.  
3:2 He hath led me and brought mee into darkenesse, but not into light.  
3:3 Surely against me is he turned, he turneth his hand against me all the day.  
3:4 My flesh and my skinne hath he made old, he hath broken my bones.  
3:5 He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and trauel.  
3:6 He hath set me in darke places, as they that be dead of old.  
3:7 He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: hee hath made my chaine heauie.  
3:8 Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.  
3:9 Hee hath inclosed my wayes with hewen stone: he hath made my pathes crooked.  
3:10 He was vnto me as a Beare lying in waite, and as a Lion in secret places.  
3:11 Hee hath turned aside my wayes, and pulled me in pieces: hee hath made me desolate.  
3:12 He hath bent his bow, and set me as a marke for the arrow.  
3:13 Hee hath caused the arrowes of his quiuer to enter into my reines. Margin Note
3:14 I was a derision to all my people, and their song all the day.  
3:15 Hee hath filled me with bitternesse, hee hath made me drunken with wormewood. Margin Note
3:16 He hath also broken my teeth with grauell stones, hee hath couered me with ashes. Margin Note
3:17 And thou hast remoued my soule farre off from peace: I forgate prosperitie. Margin Note
3:18 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the Lord:  
3:19 Remembring mine affliction and my miserie, the wormewood & the gall. Margin Note
3:20 My soule hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. Margin Note
3:21 This I recall to my mind, therefore haue I hope. Margin Note
3:22 It is of the Lords mercies that wee are not consumed, because his compassions faile not.  
3:23 They are newe euery morning: great is thy faithfulnesse.  
3:24 The Lord is my portion, sayth my soule, therefore will I hope in him.  
3:25 The Lord is good vnto them that waite for him, to the soule that seeketh him.  
3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the saluation of the Lord.  
3:27 It is good for a man that he beare the yoke in his youth.  
3:28 Hee sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because hee hath borne it vpon him.  
3:29 He putteth his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope.  
3:30 Hee giueth his cheeke to him that smiteth him, hee is filled full with reproch.  
3:31 For the Lord will not cast off for euer.  
3:32 But though hee cause griefe, yet will hee haue compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.  
3:33 For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieue the children of men. Margin Note
3:34 To crush vnder his feete all the prisoners of the earth,  
3:35 To turne aside the right of a man before the face of the most high, Margin Note
3:36 To subuert a man in his cause, the Lord approoueth not. Margin Note
3:37 Who is hee that sayth, and it commeth to passe, when the Lord commandeth it not?  
3:38 Out of the mouth of the most hie proceedeth not euill and good?  
3:39 Wherefore doeth a liuing man complaine, a man for the punishment of his sinnes? Margin Note
3:40 Let vs search and try our waies, and turne againe to the Lord.  
3:41 Let vs lift vp our heart with our hands vnto God in the heauens.  
3:42 We haue transgressed, and haue rebelled, thou hast not pardoned.  
3:43 Thou hast couered with anger, and persecuted vs: thou hast slaine, thou hast not pitied.  
3:44 Thou hast couered thy selfe with a cloud, that our prayer should not passe through.  
3:45 Thou hast made vs as the offscouring and refuse in the middest of the people.  
3:46 All our enemies haue opened their mouthes against vs.  
3:47 Feare and a snare is come vpon vs, desolation and destruction.  
3:48 Mine eye runneth downe with riuers of water, for the destruction of the daughter of my people.  
3:49 Mine eye trickleth downe and ceaseth not, without any intermission:  
3:50 Till the Lord looke downe, and behold from heauen.  
3:51 Mine eye affecteth mine heart, because of all the daughters of my city. Margin Note
3:52 Mine enemies chased me sore like a bird, without cause.  
3:53 They haue cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone vpon me.  
3:54 Waters flowed ouer mine head, then I sayd, I am cut off.  
3:55 I called vpon thy name, O Lord, out of the low dungeon.  
3:56 Thou hast heard my voice, hide not thine eare at my breathing, at my crie.  
3:57 Thou drewest neere in the day that I called vpon thee: thou saidst, Feare not.  
3:58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soule, thou hast redeemed my life.  
3:59 O Lord, thou hast seene my wrong, iudge thou my cause.  
3:60 Thou hast seene all their vengeance; and all their imaginations against me.  
3:61 Thou hast heard their reproch, O Lord, and all their imaginations against me:  
3:62 The lippes of those that rose vp against me, and their deuice against me all the day.  
3:63 Behold, their sitting downe and their rising vp, I am their musicke.  
3:64 Render vnto them a recompense, O Lord, according to the worke of their hands.  
3:65 Giue them sorrow of heart, thy curse vnto them. Margin Note
3:66 Persecute and destroy them in anger, from vnder the heauens of the Lord.