Jeremiah 20:7-13 NIV

Jeremiah’s Complaint

7 You deceiveda me, LORD, and I was deceivedb ; you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.

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      8 Whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction. So the word of the LORD has brought me insult and reproach all day long.

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      9 But if I say, “I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.

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      10 I hear many whispering, “Terror on every side! Denounce him! Let’s denounce him!” All my friends are waiting for me to slip, saying, “Perhaps he will be deceived; then we will prevail over him and take our revenge on him.”

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

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      12 LORD Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for to you I have committed my cause.

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      13 Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.

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