Whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction.1 So the word of the LORD has brought me insult and reproach2 all day long.
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But if I say, "I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,"3 his word is in my heart like a fire,4 a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in;5 indeed, I cannot.
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I hear many whispering, "Terror6 on every side! Report7 him! Let's report him!" All my friends8 are waiting for me to slip,9 saying, "Perhaps he will be deceived; then we will prevail10 over him and take our revenge11 on him."
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But the LORD 12 is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors13 will stumble and not prevail.14 They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced;15 their dishonor will never be forgotten.
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O LORD Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind,16 let me see your vengeance17 upon them, for to you I have committed18 my cause.
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Sing19 to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues20 the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.21
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Cursed be the day I was born!22 May the day my mother bore me not be blessed!
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Cursed be the man who brought my father the news, who made him very glad, saying, "A child is born to you--a son!"
May that man be like the towns23 the LORD overthrew without pity. May he hear wailing24 in the morning, a battle cry at noon.
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For he did not kill me in the womb,25 with my mother as my grave, her womb enlarged forever.
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Why did I ever come out of the womb26 to see trouble27 and sorrow and to end my days in shame?28
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