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20 Now aPashur the son of abImmer the priest, who was also cchief governor in the house of the Lord, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things. Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in dthe stocks that were in the high egate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the Lord. And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of dthe stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, The Lord hath not called thy name Pashur, but ||Magor-missabib. For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will make thee eea terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword. Moreover fI will deliver all gthe strength of this city, and all hthe labours thereof, and all ithe precious things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them, and take them, and fcarry them to Babylon. And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house shall go into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, jto whom thou hast prophesied lies.

O Lord, thou hast kdeceived me, and I was ||kdeceived:

lThou art stronger than I, and mhast prevailed:

I nam in derision daily,

Every one mocketh me.

For since I spake, I cried out,

I cried oviolence and spoil;

Because pthe word of the Lord was made qa reproach unto me,

And qa derision, daily.

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

Nor speak any more in his name.

But lhis word was in rmine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones,

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

10  tFor I heard the defaming of many, ufear on every side.

vReport, wsay they, and we will report it.

xAll my familiars ywatched for zmy halting, wsaying,

Peradventure he will be enticed, and mwe shall prevail against him,

And we shall take our revenge on him.

11  But athe Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one:

Therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and bthey shall not prevail:

cThey shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper:

Their deverlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

12  But, O Lord of hosts, ethat triest the righteous,

And eseest the reins and the heart,

efLet me see thy vengeance on them:

eFor unto thee have I opened my cause.

13  gSing unto the Lord, praise ye the Lord:

gFor he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.

14  hCursed be the day wherein I was born:

Let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.

15  Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying,

A man child is born unto thee;

Making him very glad.

16  And let that man be as ithe cities which the Lord overthrew, and repented not:

And klet him hear the cry in the morning, and lthe shouting at noontide;

17  mBecause he slew me not from the womb;

Or that my mother might have been my grave,

And her womb to be always great with me.

18  hmnWherefore came I forth out of the womb

oTo see labour and sorrow,

That my days should be consumed with shame?

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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