New International Version
Let him bury his face in the dust-- there may yet be hope.
King James Bible
He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
Darby Bible Translation
he putteth his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope;
World English Bible
Let him put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope.
Young's Literal Translation
He putteth in the dust his mouth, if so be there is hope.
Lamentations 3:29 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He putteth his mouth in the dust - Lives in a state of deep humility.
If so be there may be hope - Because there is room for hope.
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"I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.
"I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
So there is hope for your descendants," declares the LORD. "Your children will return to their own land.
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