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Jeremiah 20 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:2 - Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper Benjamin Gate of the house of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:3 - On the morrow, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, "The LORD does not call your name Pashhur, but Terror on every side.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:5 - Moreover, I will give all the wealth of the city, all its gains, all its prized belongings, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah into the hand of their enemies, who shall plunder them, and 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; to Babylon you shall go; and there you shall die, and there you shall be buried, you and all your friends, to whom you have prophesied falsely."

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:7 - O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived; thou art stronger than I, and thou hast prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all the day; every one mocks me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:8 - For whenever I speak, I cry out, I shout, "Violence and destruction!" For the word of the LORD has become for me a reproach and derision all day long.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:9 - If I say, "I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name," there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:10 - For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every side! "Denounce him! Let us denounce him!" say all my familiar friends, watching for my fall. "Perhaps he will be deceived, then we can overcome him, and take our revenge on him."

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:11 - But the LORD is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble, they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:12 - O LORD of hosts, who triest the righteous, who seest the heart and the mind, let me see thy vengeance upon them, for to thee have I committed my cause.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:13 - Sing to the LORD; praise the LORD! For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hand of evildoers.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:14 - Cursed be the day on which I was born! The day when my mother bore me, let it not be blessed!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:15 - Cursed be the man who brought the news to my father, "A son is born to you," making him very glad.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:16 - Let that man be like the cities which the LORD overthrew without pity; let him hear a cry in the morning and an alarm at noon,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:17 - because he did not kill me in the womb; so my mother would have been my grave, and her womb for ever great.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:18 - Why did I come forth from the womb to see toil and sorrow, and spend my days in shame?
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