Jeremiah 18:18-23 (English Standard Version)

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18 Then they said, 1"Come, let us make plots against Jeremiah, 2for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. 3Come, let us strike him with the tongue, and let us not pay attention to any of his words." 19 Hear me, O LORD, and 4listen to the voice of my adversaries. 20 5Should good be repaid with evil? Yet 6they have dug a pit for my life. 7Remember how I stood before you to speak good for them, to turn away your wrath from them. 21 Therefore 8deliver up their children to famine; give them over to the power of the sword; let their wives become childless 9and widowed. May their men meet death by pestilence, their youths be struck down by the sword in battle. 22 10May a cry be heard from their houses, when you bring the plunderer suddenly upon them! For 11they have dug a pit to take me 12and laid snares for my feet. 23 Yet 13you, O LORD, know all their plotting to kill me. 14Forgive not their iniquity, nor blot out their sin from your sight. Let them be overthrown before you; deal with them in the time of your anger.
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