21 Therefore this is what the Lord says about the people of Anathoth(A) who are threatening to kill you,(B) saying, “Do not prophesy(C) in the name of the Lord or you will die(D) by our hands”—

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16 at the taunts(A) of those who reproach and revile(B) me,
    because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.(C)

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Arrogant foes are attacking me;(A)
    ruthless people(B) are trying to kill me(C)
    people without regard for God.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 54:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

10 For my enemies(A) speak against me;
    those who wait to kill(B) me conspire(C) together.

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18 They said, “Come, let’s make plans(A) against Jeremiah; for the teaching of the law by the priest(B) will not cease, nor will counsel from the wise,(C) nor the word from the prophets.(D) So come, let’s attack him with our tongues(E) and pay no attention to anything he says.”

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10 I hear many whispering,
    “Terror(A) on every side!
    Denounce(B) him! Let’s denounce him!”
All my friends(C)
    are waiting for me to slip,(D) saying,
“Perhaps he will be deceived;
    then we will prevail(E) over him
    and take our revenge(F) on him.”

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