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15 If You treat me like this, please kill me here and now—if I have found favor in Your sight—and (A)do not let me see my wretchedness!”

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14 (A)Cursed be the day in which I was born!
Let the day not be blessed in which my mother bore me!
15 Let the man be cursed
Who brought news to my father, saying,
“A male child has been born to you!”
Making him very glad.
16 And let that man be like the cities
Which the Lord (B)overthrew, and did not relent;
Let him (C)hear the cry in the morning
And the shouting at noon,
17 (D)Because he did not kill me from the womb,
That my mother might have been my grave,
And her womb always enlarged with me.
18 (E)Why did I come forth from the womb to (F)see [a]labor and sorrow,
That my days should be consumed with shame?

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 20:18 toil

(A)Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for (B)it is better for me to die than to live!”

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And it happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah’s head, so that he grew faint. Then he wished death for himself, and said, (A)It is better for me to die than to live.”

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