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Jeremiah 20 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Word of God to Pashhur
Jeremiah Imprisoned

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:1 - Now Pashhur the son of Immer, the priest who was also chief governor in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:2 - Then Pashhur 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:3 - And it happened on the next day that Pashhur brought Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then Jeremiah said to him, “The LORD has not called your name Pashhur, but Magor-Missabib.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:4 - “For thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and your eyes shall see it. I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive to Babylon and slay them with the sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:5 - ‘Moreover I will deliver all the wealth of this city, all its produce, and all its precious things; all the treasures of the kings of Judah I will give into the hand of their enemies, who will plunder them, seize them, and carry them to Babylon.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:6 - ‘And you, Pashhur, and all who dwell in your house, shall go into captivity. You shall go to Babylon, and there you shall die, and be buried there, you and all your friends, to whom you have prophesied lies.’ ”
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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:7 - O LORD, You induced me, and I was persuaded;
You are stronger than I, and have prevailed.
I am in derision daily;
Everyone mocks me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:8 - For when I spoke, I cried out;
I shouted, “Violence and plunder!”
Because the word of the LORD was made to me
A reproach and a derision daily.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:9 - Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him,
Nor speak anymore in His name.”
But His word was in my heart like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
I was weary of holding it back,
And I could not.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:10 - For I heard many mocking:
“Fear on every side!”
“Report,” they say, “and we will report it!”
All my acquaintances watched for my stumbling, saying,
“Perhaps he can be induced;
Then we will prevail against him,
And we will take our revenge on him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:11 - But the LORD is with me as a mighty, awesome One.
Therefore my persecutors will stumble, and will not prevail.
They will be greatly ashamed, for they will not prosper.
Their everlasting confusion will never be forgotten.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:12 - But, O LORD of hosts,
You who test the righteous,
And see the mind and heart,
Let me see Your vengeance on them;
For I have pleaded my cause before You.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:13 - Sing to the LORD! Praise the LORD!
For He has delivered the life of the poor
From the hand of evildoers.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:14 - Cursed be the day in which I was born!
Let the day not be blessed in which my mother bore me!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:15 - Let the man be cursed
Who brought news to my father, saying,
“A male child has been born to you!”
Making him very glad.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:16 - And let that man be like the cities
Which the LORD overthrew, and did not relent;
Let him hear the cry in the morning
And the shouting at noon,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:17 - Because he did not kill me from the womb,
That my mother might have been my grave,
And her womb always enlarged with me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:18 - Why did I come forth from the womb to see labor and sorrow,
That my days should be consumed with shame?
NKJV Footnotes
Literally Fear on Every Side
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