10 rWoe is me, my mother,
That you have borne me,
A man of strife and a man of contention to the whole 3earth!
I have neither lent for interest,
Nor have men lent to me for interest.
Every one of them curses me.
“Surely it will be well with your remnant;
Surely I will cause sthe enemy to intercede with you
In the time of adversity and in the time of affliction.
The northern iron and the bronze?
I will give as tplunder without price,
Because of all your sins,
Throughout your territories.
14 And I will 4make you cross over with your enemies
uInto a land which you do not know;
For a vfire is kindled in My anger,
Which shall burn upon you.”
15 O Lord, wYou know;
Remember me and 5visit me,
And xtake vengeance for me on my persecutors.
In Your enduring patience, do not take me away.
Know that yfor Your sake I have suffered rebuke.
16 Your words were found, and I zate them,
And aYour word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart;
For I am called by Your name,
O Lord God of hosts.
17 bI did not sit in the assembly of the mockers,
Nor did I rejoice;
I sat alone because of Your hand,
For You have filled me with indignation.
18 Why is my cpain perpetual
And my wound incurable,
Which refuses to be healed?
Will You surely be to me dlike an unreliable stream,
As waters that 6fail?
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