Lamentations 3:1-9 ASV
I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
He hath led me and caused me to walk in darkness, and not in light.
Surely against me he turneth his hand again and again all the day.
My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.
He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.
He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.
He hath walled me about, that I cannot go forth; he hath made my chain heavy.
Yea, when I cry, and call for help, he shutteth out my prayer.
He hath walled up my ways with hewn stone; he hath made my paths crooked.
ASV: American Standard Version