Jeremiah 20:12-18 NIV

12 O LORD Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind,1 let me see your vengeance2 upon them, for to you I have committed3 my cause.

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13 Sing4 to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues5 the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.6

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14 Cursed be the day I was born!7 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 towns8 the LORD overthrew without pity. May he hear wailing9 in the morning, a battle cry at noon.

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17 For he did not kill me in the womb,10 with my mother as my grave, her womb enlarged forever.

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18 Why did I ever come out of the womb11 to see trouble12 and sorrow and to end my days in shame?13

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