10 Then I said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! How completely you have deceived(A) this people and Jerusalem by saying, ‘You will have peace,’(B) when the sword is at our throats!”

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Jeremiah’s Complaint

You deceived[a](A) me, Lord, and I was deceived[b];
    you overpowered(B) me and prevailed.
I am ridiculed(C) all day long;
    everyone mocks(D) me.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 20:7 Or persuaded
  2. Jeremiah 20:7 Or persuaded

“‘And if the prophet(A) is enticed(B) to utter a prophecy, I the Lord have enticed that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel.(C)

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