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Lamentations 3:54-56 Common English Bible (CEB)

54     water flowed over my head. I thought: I’m finished.

55 I call on your name, Lord, from the depths of the pit.
56 Hear my voice. Don’t close your ear[a] to my need for relief, to my cry for help.[b]


  1. Lamentations 3:56 Or You didn’t close your ear.
  2. Lamentations 3:56 Or You have heard my voice.
Common English Bible (CEB)

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Lamentations 3:54-56 New International Version (NIV)

54 the waters closed over my head,
    and I thought I was about to perish.

55 I called on your name, Lord,
    from the depths of the pit.
56 You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears
    to my cry for relief.”

New International Version (NIV)

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