Jeremiah 20


20:1 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who [was] also
 chief governor in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah
 prophesied these things.
20:2 Then Pashur struck Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the
 stocks that [were] in the high gate of Benjamin, which [was] by
 the house of the LORD.
20:3 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought
 forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah to him,
 The LORD hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magor-missabib.
20:4 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will make thee a terror
 to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the
 sword of their enemies, and thy eyes shall behold [it]: and I
 will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and
 he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them
 with the sword.
20:5 Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city, and
 all its labors, and all its precious things, and all the
 treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of
 their enemies, who shall pillage them, and take them, and carry
 them to Babylon.
20:6 And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thy house shall go
 into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou
 shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy
 friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies.
20:7 O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art
 stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily,
 every one mocketh me.
20:8 For since I spoke, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil;
 because the word of the LORD was made a reproach to me, and a
 derision, daily.
20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any
 more in his name. But [his word] was in my heart as a burning
 fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and
 I could not [stay].
20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side.
 Report, [say they], and we will report it. All my familiars
 watched for my halting, [saying], Perhaps he will be enticed,
 and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge
 on him.
20:11 But the LORD [is] with me as a mighty terrible one:
 therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not
 prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not
 prosper: [their] everlasting confusion shall never be
 forgotten.
20:12 But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, [and]
 seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on
 them: for to thee have I opened my cause.
20:13 Sing to the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath
 delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evil-doers.
20:14 Cursed [be] the day in which I was born: let not the day
 in which my mother bore me be blessed.
20:15 Cursed [be] the man who brought tidings to my father,
 saying, A male child is born to thee; making him very glad.
20:16 And let that man be as the cities which the LORD
 overthrew, and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the
 morning, and the shouting at noon;
20:17 Because he slew me not at my birth; or that my mother
 might have been my grave, and she had not been delivered.
20:18 Why was I brought into the world to see labor and sorrow,
 that my days should be consumed with shame?
 
 

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