Jeremiah 20:7-18 NAS

Jeremiah's Complaint

7 O LORD, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have 1overcome me and prevailed. I have become a 2laughingstock all day long; Everyone 3mocks me.

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8 For each time I speak, I cry aloud; I 4proclaim violence and destruction, Because for me the 5word of the LORD has resulted In reproach and derision all day long.

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    • b 20:8 - Lit "become"
      9 But if I say, "I will not 6remember Him Or speak anymore in His name," Then in 7my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And 8I cannot endure it.

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      10 For 9I have heard the whispering of many, "10Terror on every side! 11Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!" All my 12trusted friends *, Watching for my fall, say: "Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may 13prevail against him And take our revenge on him."

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        • c 20:10 - Lit "Every man of my peace"
        • d 20:10 - Or "persuaded"
          11 But the 14LORD is with me like a dread champion; Therefore * my 15persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, With an 16everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.

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            • e 20:11 - Lit "not succeeded;" or "not acted wisely"
              12 Yet, O LORD of hosts, You who 17test the righteous, Who see the mind and the heart; Let me 18see Your vengeance on them; For 19to You I have set forth my cause.

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              13 20Sing to the LORD, praise the LORD! For He has 21delivered the soul of the needy one From the hand of evildoers.

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              14 Cursed be the 22day 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 23baby boy has been born to you!" And made him very happy.

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                • g 20:15 - Lit "male child"
                  16 But let that man be like the cities Which the LORD 24overthrew without relenting, And let him hear an 25outcry in the morning And a shout of alarm at noon;

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                    • h 20:16 - Lit "being sorry"
                    • i 20:16 - Or "trumpet blast"
                      17 Because he did not 26kill me before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant.

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                        • j 20:17 - Lit "from the womb"
                          18 Why did I ever come forth from the womb To 27look on trouble and sorrow, So that my 28days have been spent in 29shame?

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