Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chiefgovernor in the house of the LORD,heard that Jeremiahprophesied these things.2
Then PashursmoteJeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the highgate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.3
And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forthJeremiah out of the stocks. Then saidJeremiah unto him, The LORD hath not called thy namePashur, but Magormissabib.a4
For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends : and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies , and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.5
Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all the labours thereof, and all the precious things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies , which shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon.6
And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house shall go into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die , and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends , to whom thou hast prophesiedlies.7
O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived :b thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed : I am in derisiondaily, every one mocketh me.
For since I spake , I cried out , I criedviolence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision,daily.9
Then I said , I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burningfire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing , and I could not stay.
For I heard the defaming of many,fear on every side.Report , say they, and we will report it. All my familiarswatched for my halting , saying, Peradventure he will be enticed , and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble , and they shall not prevail : they shall be greatlyashamed ; for they shall not prosper : their everlastingconfusion shall never be forgotten .
But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.13Sing unto the LORD,praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers .
14Cursed be the day wherein I was born : let not the day wherein my motherbare me be blessed .
15Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father,saying , A manchild is born unto thee; making him veryglad .
And let that man be as the cities which the LORDoverthrew , and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide ;
Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be alwaysgreat with me.
Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to seelabour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?