18 Then they said, s“Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah; tfor the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.”
And listen to the voice of those who contend with me!
20 uShall evil be repaid for good?
For they have vdug a pit for my life.
Remember that I wstood before You
To speak good 8for them,
To turn away Your wrath from them.
21 Therefore xdeliver up their children to the famine,
And pour out their blood
By the force of the sword;
Let their wives become widows
And ybereaved of their children.
Let their men be put to death,
Their young men be slain
By the sword in battle.
When You bring a troop suddenly upon them;
For they have dug a pit to take me,
And hidden snares for my feet.
Which is against me, to slay me.
zProvide no atonement for their iniquity,
Nor blot out their sin from Your sight;
But let them be overthrown before You.
Deal thus with them
In the time of Your aanger.
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