Jeremiah 20:11-18 NIV

11 But the LORD 1 is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors2 will stumble and not prevail.3 They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced;4 their dishonor will never be forgotten.

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12 O LORD Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind,5 let me see your vengeance6 upon them, for to you I have committed7 my cause.

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13 Sing8 to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues9 the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.10

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14 Cursed be the day I was born!11 May the day my mother bore me not be blessed!

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15 Cursed be the man who brought my father the news, who made him very glad, saying, "A child is born to you--a son!"
16 May that man be like the towns12 the LORD overthrew without pity. May he hear wailing13 in the morning, a battle cry at noon.

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17 For he did not kill me in the womb,14 with my mother as my grave, her womb enlarged forever.

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18 Why did I ever come out of the womb15 to see trouble16 and sorrow and to end my days in shame?17

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