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Lamentations 3:54–57

54  ywater closed over my head;

I said, z‘I am lost.’

55  a“I called on your name, O Lord,

from the depths of the pit;

56  byou heard my plea, ‘Do not close

your ear to my cry for help!’

57  cYou came near when I called on you;

you said, d‘Do not fear!’

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Lamentations 3:54–57 — The 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.”

57 You came near when I called you,

and you said, “Do not fear.”

Lamentations 3:54–57 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

54 Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.

55 I called upon thy name, O Lord, out of the low dungeon.

56 Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

57 Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.

Lamentations 3:54–57 — New Living Translation (NLT)

54 The water rose over my head,

and I cried out, “This is the end!”

55 But I called on your name, Lord,

from deep within the pit.

56 You heard me when I cried, “Listen to my pleading!

Hear my cry for help!”

57 Yes, you came when I called;

you told me, “Do not fear.”

Lamentations 3:54–57 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

54 The waters flowed over my head;

I said, “I am cut off!”

55 I called on Your name, O Lord,

From the lowest pit.

56 You have heard my voice:

“Do not hide Your ear

From my sighing, from my cry for help.”

57 You drew near on the day I called on You,

And said, “Do not fear!”

Lamentations 3:54–57 — New Century Version (NCV)

54 Water came up over my head,

and I said, “I am going to die.”

55 I called out to you, Lord,

from the bottom of the pit.

56 You heard me calling, “Do not close your ears

and ignore my gasps and shouts.”

57 You came near when I called to you;

you said, “Don’t be afraid.”

Lamentations 3:54–57 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

54 Waters flowed over my head; I said, I am cut off.

55 I called upon thy name, O Jehovah, out of the lowest dungeon. 56 Thou heardest my voice; hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry. 57 Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee; thou saidst, Fear not.

Lamentations 3:54–57 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

54 Waters streamed over my head; I said, I am cut off.

55 I called upon thy name, Jehovah, out of the lowest pit. 56 Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my sighing, at my cry. 57 Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee; thou saidst, Fear not.

Lamentations 3:54–57 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

54 Water flowed over my head. I thought I was finished.

55 “I call your name from the deepest pit, O Lord.

56 Listen to my cry for help.

Don’t close your ears when I cry out for relief.

57 Be close at hand when I call to you. You told me not to be afraid.

Lamentations 3:54–57 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

54 Water flooded over my head,

and I thought: I’m going to die!

55 I called on Your name, Yahweh,

from the depths of the Pit.

56 You hear my plea:

Do not ignore my cry for relief.

57 You come near when I call on You;

You say: “Do not be afraid.”

Lamentations 3:54–57 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

54 water closed over my head;

I said, “I am lost.”

55 I called on your name, O Lord,

from the depths of the pit;

56 you heard my plea, “Do not close your ear

to my cry for help, but give me relief!”

57 You came near when I called on you;

you said, “Do not fear!”

Lamentations 3:54–57 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

54 Water has flown over my head,

I said, “I am cut off.”

55 I have called your name, O Yahweh,

from the depths of the pit.

56 You have heard my cry, “Do not shut your ear

to my cry for help, for my relief!”

57 You came near on a day when I called you,

you said, “Do not fear!”

Lamentations 3:54–57 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

54 The water rose and covered my head.

I thought I was going to die.

55 Lord, I called out to you.

I called out from the bottom of the pit.

56 I prayed, “Please don’t close your ears

to my cry for help.”

And you heard my appeal.

57 You came near when I called out to you.

You said, “Do not be afraid.”

Lamentations 3:54–57 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

54 Waters flowed over my head;

I said, “I am cut off!”

55 I called on Your name, O Lord,

Out of the lowest pit.

56 You have heard my voice,

“Do not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief,

From my cry for help.”

57 You drew near when I called on You;

You said, “Do not fear!”