Old Testament - Lamentations
8 Jerusalem has grievously sinned; therefore she has become an abomination; all who honored her, despise her, because they see her nakedness; yea, she sighs and turns backward.
O MIGHTY God, see my affliction; I am chastised by the rod of his wrath. 2 He has led me, but I walked in darkness and not in light.
24 The LORD is my portion, says my soul; therefore I will hope in him.
29 Let him humble himself, for there is hope. 30 Let him turn his cheek to him that smites him; let him be filled with reproach. 31 For the LORD will not forget for ever. 32 But though he cause affliction, yet he will have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. 33 For he does not afflict willingly, but he afflicts the children of the mighty men, 34 To subdue under his feet all the prisoners of the earth, 35 To turn aside the right of a man toward the face of the Most High. 36 To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD does not approve."
"37 Who is he that says, and it comes to pass, when the LORD has not commanded it? 38 Out of the mouth of the Most High evil and good do not come. 39 Therefore, why should a living man question concerning punishment for his sins? 40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD. 41 Let us lift up our hearts with our hands to God in heaven."
7 Our fathers have sinned, and are no more; and we have borne their iniquities.
15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning. 16 The crown has fallen from our head; woe to us, for we have sinned!"
19 But thou, O LORD, dost endure for ever; thy throne from generation to generation. 20 Therefore do not forget us for ever, nor forsake us for so long a time.