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Jeremiah Persecuted

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.”

19 Give heed to me, O Lord,

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.

22 Let a cry be heard from their houses,

When You bring a troop suddenly upon them;

For they have dug a pit to take me,

And hidden snares for my feet.

23 Yet, Lord, You know all their counsel

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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