Jeremiah 20 NAS

Pashhur Persecutes Jeremiah

1 When Pashhur the priest, the son of 1Immer, who was 2chief officer in the house of the LORD, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things,

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2 Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet 3beaten and put him in the 4stocks that were at the upper 5Benjamin Gate, which was by the house of the LORD.

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3 On the next day, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, "Pashhur is not the name the LORD has 6called you, but rather * a7Magor-missabib.

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    • Į 20:3 - I.e. terror on every side
      4 "For thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I am going to make you a 8terror to yourself and to all your friends; and while 9your eyes look on, they will fall by the sword of their enemies. So I will 10give over all Judah to the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will carry them away as 11exiles to Babylon and will slay them with the sword.

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      5 'I will also give over all the 12wealth of this city, all its produce and all its costly things; even all the treasures of the kings of Judah I will give over to the 13hand of their enemies, and they will plunder them, take them away and bring them to Babylon.

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      6 'And you, 14Pashhur, and all who live in your house will go into captivity; and you will enter Babylon, and there you will die and there you will be buried, you and all your 15friends to whom you have 16falsely prophesied.' "

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      Jeremiah's Complaint

      7 O LORD, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have 17overcome me and prevailed. I have become a 18laughingstock all day long; Everyone 19mocks me.

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      8 For each time I speak, I cry aloud; I 20proclaim violence and destruction, Because for me the 21word of the LORD has bresulted In reproach and derision all day long.

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        • į 20:8 - Lit "become"
          9 But if I say, "I will not 22remember Him Or speak anymore in His name," Then in 23my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And 24I cannot endure it.

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          10 For 25I have heard the whispering of many, "26Terror on every side! 27Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!" cAll my 28trusted friends *, Watching for my fall, say: "Perhaps he will be ddeceived, so that we may 29prevail against him And take our revenge on him."

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            • İ 20:10 - Lit "Every man of my peace"
            • ı 20:10 - Or "persuaded"
              11 But the 30LORD is with me like a dread champion; Therefore * my 31persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be utterly ashamed, because they have efailed, With an 32everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.

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                • IJ 20:11 - Lit "not succeeded;" or "not acted wisely"
                  12 Yet, O LORD of hosts, You who 33test the righteous, Who see the fmind and the heart; Let me 34see Your vengeance on them; For 35to You I have set forth my cause.

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                  13 36Sing to the LORD, praise the LORD! For He has 37delivered the soul of the needy one From the hand of evildoers.

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                  14 Cursed be the 38day when I was born; Let the day not be blessed when my mother bore me!

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                  15 Cursed be the man who brought the news To my father, saying, "A g39baby boy has been born to you!" And made him very happy.

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                    • Ĵ 20:15 - Lit "male child"
                      16 But let that man be like the cities Which the LORD 40overthrew without hrelenting, And let him hear an 41outcry in the morning And a ishout of alarm at noon;

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                        • ĵ 20:16 - Lit "being sorry"
                        • Ķ 20:16 - Or "trumpet blast"
                          17 Because he did not 42kill me jbefore birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant.

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                            • ķ 20:17 - Lit "from the womb"
                              18 Why did I ever come forth from the womb To 43look on trouble and sorrow, So that my 44days have been spent in 45shame?

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