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7 O Lord, (A)you have deceived me,
and I was deceived;
(B)you are stronger than I,
and you have prevailed.
(C)I have become a laughingstock all the day;
everyone mocks me.
8 For whenever I speak, I cry out,
I shout, (D)“Violence and destruction!”
For (E)the word of the Lord has become for me
(F)a reproach and (G)derision all day long.
9 If I say, “I will not mention him,
or speak any more in his name,”
(H)there is in my heart as it were a burning fire
shut up in my bones,
and (I)I am weary with holding it in,
and I cannot.
10 (J)For I hear many whispering.
(K)Terror is on every side!
“Denounce him! (L)Let us denounce him!”
say all my (M)close friends,
(N)watching for (O)my fall.
“Perhaps he will be deceived;
then (P)we can overcome him
and take our revenge on him.”
11 But (Q)the Lord is with me as a dread warrior;
therefore my persecutors will stumble;
(R)they will not overcome me.
(S)They will be greatly shamed,
for they will not succeed.
Their (T)eternal dishonor
will never be forgotten.
12 O Lord of hosts, who tests the righteous,
(U)who sees the heart and the mind,[a]
let me see your vengeance upon them,
for to you have I committed my cause.
13 (V)Sing to the Lord;
praise the Lord!
For he has delivered the life of the needy
from the hand of evildoers.
- Jeremiah 20:12 Hebrew kidneys