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Jeremiah 20:13

13 Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.

Read Jeremiah 20:13 Using Other Translations

Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.
Sing to the LORD; praise the LORD! For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hand of evildoers.
Sing to the LORD ! Praise the LORD ! For though I was poor and needy, he rescued me from my oppressors.

What does Jeremiah 20:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 20:13

Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the Lord
The prophet, from prayer, proceeds to praise; and from expressions of faith and confidence in the Lord, having committed his cause to him, being assured of success, rises up to a holy triumph and joy; and calls upon his soul, and upon others, to join with him in praising, and singing praises to the Lord: this is said, as Kimchi observes, with respect to the saints in Jerusalem; for there were some good people doubtless there at this time, a remnant according to the election of grace; who had a regard for the prophet, and wished well to him, and were ready to join with him in acts of devotion, prayer, or praise; for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evil
doers;
or, "the life of the poor"; meaning himself, a poor destitute person, few or none to stand by him but the Lord, who had delivered him out of the hand of Pashur and his accomplices; and out of the hand of those that watched for his halting; and out of the hands of all his persecutors: or this may respect not past deliverances, but what was to come; which the prophet had such a believing view of, that he calls upon himself and others to praise God for beforehand.

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