18 Then they said, "Come and let us 1devise plans against Jeremiah. Surely the 2law is not going to be lost to the priest, nor 3counsel to the sage, nor the divine 4word to the prophet! Come on and let us 5strike at him with our tongue, and let us 6give no heed to any of his words."
19 Do give heed to me, O LORD, And listen to what my opponents are saying!
20 7Should good be repaid with evil? For they have 8dug a pit for me. Remember how I 9stood before You To speak good on their behalf, So as to turn away Your wrath from them.
21 Therefore, 10give their children over to famine And deliver them up to the power of the sword; And let their wives become 11childless and 12widowed. Let their men also be smitten to death, Their 13young men struck down by the sword in battle.
22 May an 14outcry be heard from their houses, When You suddenly bring raiders upon them; 15For they have dug a pit to capture me And 16hidden snares for my feet.
23 Yet You, O LORD, know All their deadly designs against me; 17Do not forgive their iniquity Or blot out their sin from Your sight. But may they be 18overthrown before You; Deal with them in the 19time of Your anger!