Jeremiah 20:15

15 Cursed be the man who brought my father the news, who made him very glad, saying, “A child is born to you—a son!”

Read Jeremiah 20:15 Using Other Translations

Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.
Cursed be the man who brought the news to my father, "A son is born to you," making him very glad.
I curse the messenger who told my father, “Good news—you have a son!”

What does Jeremiah 20:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 20:15

Cursed [be] the man who brought tidings to my father
The word signifies commonly good tidings, as the news of a child born, and especially a man child, is to its parent. The Septuagint use the same word the angel did, when he brought the tidings of the birth of Christ, ( Luke 2:10 Luke 2:11 ) . This was still more foolish and sinful, to curse the man that carried the tidings of his birth to his father; who did a right thing, and what was acceptable, and perhaps might be a good man. Kimchi observes, that there are some that say, it was known to Jeremiah that this man was Pashur, the son of Immer, and therefore he cursed him; but this is without any foundation; saying, a man child is born unto thee, making him very glad;
as the birth of a man child usually makes glad its parent, whether father or mother; see ( John 16:21 ) .

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