Then they said, "Come and let us 1deviseplansagainstJeremiah. Surely the 2law is not going to be lost to the priest, nor3counsel to the sage, nor the divine 4word to the prophet ! Come on and let us 5strike at him with our tongue, and let us 6givenoheed to any of his words."
Do giveheed to me, O LORD, And listen to awhat my opponents are saying !
207Should good be repaid with evil ? For they have 8dug a pit for bme. Remember how I 9stoodbefore You To speakgood on their behalf, So as to turnaway Your wrath from them.
21Therefore, 10give their children over to famine And deliver them up to the cpower of the sword ; And let their wivesbecome11childless and 12widowed. Let their men also be smitten to death, Their 13youngmenstruckdown by the sword in battle.
May an 14outcry be heard from their houses, When You suddenlybringraiders upon them; 15For they have dug a pit to capture me And 16hiddensnares for my feet.
Yet You, O LORD, knowAll their ddeadlydesignsagainst me; 17Do not eforgive their iniquity Or blot out their sin from Your sight. But may they be f18overthrownbefore You; Deal with them in the 19time of Your anger !