A Message for Pashhur

1 Now Pashhur, the son of Immer, the priest [who was] officer in charge in the temple of Yahweh, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things.

References for Jeremiah 20:1

      2 Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that [were] in the upper Gate of Benjamin, which [was] by the temple of Yahweh.
      3 {And then} on the next day, when Pashhur brought Jeremiah out from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, "Yahweh will not call your name Pashhur, {but} Terror From All Around.

      References for Jeremiah 20:3

        • a 20:3 - Literally "And it was"
        • b 20:3 - Literally "but if"
          4 For thus says Yahweh, 'Look, I [am] making you a terror to yourself and to all your friends, and they will fall by the sword of their enemies, and your eyes [will be] seeing [it]. And all Judah I will give into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will deport them [to] Babylon, and he will strike them with the sword.

          References for Jeremiah 20:4

            • c 20:4 - Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
              5 And I will give all the wealth of this city, and all its acquisitions, and all its precious items, and all of the treasures of the kings of Judah I will give into the hand of their enemies, and they will plunder them, and they will seize them, and they will bring them [to] Babylon.
              6 And you, Pashhur, and all [those who] live [in] your house will go into captivity, and you will go [to] Babylon, and there you will die, and there you will be buried, you, and all your friends to whom you have prophesied {falsely}.'"

              References for Jeremiah 20:6

                • d 20:6 - Literally "in the lie"

                  Jeremiah’s Lament

                  7 You have persuaded me, [O] Yahweh, and I was persuaded. You have overpowered me, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day [long]. {Everyone} [is] mocking me.

                  References for Jeremiah 20:7

                    • e 20:7 - Literally "All of him"
                      8 For {as often as} I speak, I must cry out violence and destruction. I must shout, for the word of Yahweh has become for me a disgrace and derision all day [long].

                      References for Jeremiah 20:8

                        • f 20:8 - Literally "from enough"
                          9 But [if] I say, "I will not mention him and I will no longer speak in his name," then it becomes in my heart like a fire burning, locked up in my bones, and I struggle to contain [it], and I am not able.

                          References for Jeremiah 20:9

                            • g 20:9 - Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
                              10 For I hear the rumor of many, "Terror [is] from all around, denounce [him], yes, let us denounce him!" {All my close friends} [are] watchers of my stumbling, [saying], "perhaps he can be persuaded, and we can prevail over him, and we can take our revenge on him."

                              References for Jeremiah 20:10

                                • h 20:10 - Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
                                • i 20:10 - Literally "All the human being of my peace"
                                  11 But Yahweh [is] with me like a powerful warrior. {Therefore} my persecutors will stumble and will not prevail. They will be very ashamed, for they will not achieve success. [Their] {everlasting insult} will not be forgotten.

                                  References for Jeremiah 20:11

                                    • j 20:11 - Literally "Unto thus"
                                    • k 20:11 - Literally "insult of eternity"
                                      12 Yet, [O] Yahweh of hosts, who tests [the] righteous, who sees [the] {heart} and [the] {mind}, let me see your retribution upon them, for to you I have revealed my legal case.

                                      References for Jeremiah 20:12

                                        • l 20:12 - Literally "kidneys"
                                        • m 20:12 - Literally "heart"
                                          13 Sing to Yahweh, praise Yahweh, for he has delivered [the] life of [the] poor from [the] hand of evildoers.
                                          14 Cursed be [the] day [on] which I was born, let not the day [on] which my mother gave birth to me be blessed.
                                          15 Cursed be the man who brought the news [to] my father, {saying}, "A child is born to you, a son!" and he made him very glad.

                                          References for Jeremiah 20:15

                                            • n 20:15 - Literally "to say"
                                              16 And let that man be like the cities that Yahweh demolished without regret, and let him hear a cry for help in the morning, and an alarm at the time of noon.
                                              17 Because he did not kill me in [the] womb, so that my mother would have been for me my grave, and [her] womb [would be] pregnant forever.
                                              18 {Why} did I come out from [the] womb, to see toil, and sorrow, and [to] {end my days in shame}?

                                              References for Jeremiah 20:18

                                                • o 20:18 - Literally "To what this"
                                                • p 20:18 - Literally "my days will come to an end in shame"