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Jeremiah 20:9

If I say, “I will not mention him,

or speak any more in his name,”

zthere is in my heart as it were a burning fire

shut up in my bones,

and aI am weary with holding it in,

and I cannot.

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Jeremiah 20:9 — The New International Version (NIV)

But if I say, “I will not mention his word

or speak anymore in his name,”

his word is in my heart like a fire,

a fire shut up in my bones.

I am weary of holding it in;

indeed, I cannot.

Jeremiah 20:9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Then I said, I will not make mention of him,

Nor speak any more in his name.

But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones,

And I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

Jeremiah 20:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

But if I say I’ll never mention the Lord

or speak in his name,

his word burns in my heart like a fire.

It’s like a fire in my bones!

I am worn out trying to hold it in!

I can’t do it!

Jeremiah 20:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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.

Jeremiah 20:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

Sometimes I say to myself,

“I will forget about the Lord.

I will not speak anymore in his name.”

But then his message becomes like a burning fire inside me,

deep within my bones.

I get tired of trying to hold it inside of me,

and finally, I cannot hold it in.

Jeremiah 20:9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And if I say, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name, then there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with forbearing, and I cannot contain.

Jeremiah 20:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name: but it was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones; and I became wearied with holding in, and I could not.

Jeremiah 20:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I think to myself, “I can forget the Lord

and no longer speak his name.”

But his word is inside me like a burning fire shut up in my bones.

I wear myself out holding it in, but I can’t do it any longer.

Jeremiah 20:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

If I say, “I won’t mention Him

or speak any longer in His name,”

His message becomes a fire burning in my heart,

shut up in my bones.

I become tired of holding it in,

and I cannot prevail.

Jeremiah 20:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

If I say, “I will not mention him,

or speak any more in his name,”

then within me there is something like a burning fire

shut up in my bones;

I am weary with holding it in,

and I cannot.

Jeremiah 20:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

But if I say, “I will not mention him

and I will no longer speak in his name,”

then it becomes in my heart like a fire burning,

locked up in my bones,

and I struggle to contain it,

and I am not able.

Jeremiah 20:9 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Sometimes I think, “I won’t talk about him anymore.

I’ll never speak in his name again.”

But then your message burns in my heart.

It’s like a fire inside my very bones.

I’m tired of holding it in.

In fact, I can’t.

Jeremiah 20:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

But if I say, “I will not remember Him

Or speak anymore in His name,”

Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire

Shut up in my bones;

And I am weary of holding it in,

And I cannot endure it.