Lamentations 3:29
Good News Translation
We should bow in submission, for there may still be hope.

Contemporary English Version
Being rubbed in the dirt can teach us a lesson;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jod. He shall put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope.

New American Bible
To put one’s mouth in the dust— there may yet be hope—

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jod. He shall put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope.

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2 Chronicles 33:12 And after that he was in distress he prayed to the Lord his God: and did penance exceedingly before the God of his fathers.

Job 40:4 What can I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

Job 42:5,6 With the hearing of the ear, I have heard thee, but now my eye seeth thee. . . .

Ezekiel 16:63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and mayest no more open thy mouth because of thy confusion, when I shall be pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law speaketh, it speaketh to them that are in the law: that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may be made subject to God.

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Joel 2:14 Who knoweth but he will return, and forgive, and leave a blessing behind him, sacrifice and libation to the Lord your God?

Jonah 3:9 And let men and beasts be covered with sackcloth, and cry to the Lord with all their strength, and let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the iniquity that is in their hands.

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, you that have wrought his judgment: seek the just, seek the meek: if by any means you may be hid in the day of the Lord's indignation.

Luke 15:18,19 I will arise and will go to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee. . . .

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner.

Context
Jeremiah's Hope
28Jod. He shall sit solitary, and hold his peace: because he hath taken it up upon himself. 29Jod. He shall put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope.30Jod. He shall give his cheek to him that striketh him, he shall be filled with reproaches.…
Cross References
Job 16:15
I have sowed sackcloth upon my skin, and have covered my flesh with ashes.

Job 40:4
What can I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

Jeremiah 31:17
And there is hope for thy last end, saith the Lord: and the children shall return to their own borders.

Additional Translations
Let him bury his face in the dust—perhaps there is still hope.He puts his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.

Let him put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope.

he putteth his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope;

Let him put his mouth in the dust; if so be there may he hope.

He putteth his mouth in the dust; if there may be hope.

Let him put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope.

He putteth in the dust his mouth, if so be there is hope.
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