Then said they, Come , and let us devisedevices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet.Come , and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.19
Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me.
Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul.Remember that I stoodbefore thee to speakgood for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.
Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.22
Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troopsuddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit to take me, and hidsnares for my feet.23
Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their counsel against me to slaya me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrownbefore thee; deal thus with them in the time of thine anger.