Jeremiah 15:10-21 CSB

Jeremiah's Complaint

10 Woe is me, my mother, that you gave birth to me,a a man who incites dispute and conflict in all the land. I did not lend or borrow, yet everyone curses me.

References for Jeremiah 15:10

      The Lord's Response

      11 The Lord said: Assuredly, I will set you free and care for you.b Assuredly, I will intercede for you in a time of trouble, in your time of distress, with the enemy.

      References for Jeremiah 15:11

        • k 15:11 - Lit free for good
          12 Can anyone smash iron, iron from the north, or bronze?
          13 Your wealth and your treasures I will give as plunder, without cost,c for all your sins, and within all your borders.

          References for Jeremiah 15:13

            • l 15:13 - Ps 44:12; Isa 52:3
              14 Then I will make you serve your enemiesd in a land you do not know, for My anger will kindle a fire that will burn against you.e

              References for Jeremiah 15:14

                • m 15:14 - Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Tg; other Hb mss read you pass through
                • n 15:14 - Jr 17:4

                  Jeremiah's Prayer for Vengeance

                  15 You know, Lord; remember me and take note of me. Avenge me against my persecutors. In Your patience,f don't take me away. Know that I suffer disgrace for Your honor.

                  References for Jeremiah 15:15

                    • o 15:15 - Lit In the slowness of Your anger
                      16 Your words were found, and I ate them. Your words became a delight to me and the joy of my heart, for I am called by Your name, Lord God of Hosts.
                      17 I never sat with the band of revelers, and I did not celebrate [with them]. Because Your hand was [on me], I sat alone, for You filled me with indignation.
                      18 Why has my pain become unending, my wound incurable,g refusing to be healed? You truly have become like a mirage to me- water that is not reliable.

                      References for Jeremiah 15:18

                        • p 15:18 - Jr 19:8; 30:12,14,17

                          Jeremiah Told to Repent

                          19 Therefore, this is what the Lord says: If you return, I will restore you; you will stand in My presence. And if you speak noble [words], rather than worthless ones, you will be My spokesman.h It is they who must return to you; you must not return to them.

                          References for Jeremiah 15:19

                              20 Then I will make you a fortified wall of bronze to this people. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you.i [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

                              References for Jeremiah 15:20

                                • r 15:20 - Jr 1:8,19; 30:11; 42:11
                                  21 I will deliver you from the power of evil people and redeem you from the control of the ruthless.