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Jeremiah 20:7-9New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

Jeremiah’s complaint

You deceived[a] me, Lord, and I was deceived;[b]
    you overpowered me and prevailed.
I am ridiculed all day long;
    everyone mocks me.
Whenever I speak, I cry out
    proclaiming violence and destruction.
So the word of the Lord has brought me
    insult and reproach all day long.
But if I say, ‘I will not mention his word
    or speak any more in his name,’
his word is in my heart like a fire,
    a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;
    indeed, I cannot.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 20:7 Or persuaded
  2. Jeremiah 20:7 Or persuaded
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

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