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Lamentations 3:37-39 New King James Version (NKJV)

37 Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass,
When the Lord has not commanded it?
38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
That woe and well-being proceed?
39 Why should a living man [a]complain,
A man for the punishment of his sins?

Footnotes:

  1. Lamentations 3:39 Or murmur
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Lamentations 3:37-39 New International Version (NIV)

37 Who can speak and have it happen
    if the Lord has not decreed it?
38 Is it not from the mouth of the Most High
    that both calamities and good things come?
39 Why should the living complain
    when punished for their sins?

New International Version (NIV)

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Lamentations 3:37-39 King James Version (KJV)

37 Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?

38 Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?

39 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

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