13 You have made us (A)the taunt of our neighbors,
    the derision and (B)scorn of those around us.

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(A)You make us an object of contention for our (B)neighbors,
    and our enemies laugh among themselves.

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We have become (A)a taunt to our neighbors,
    (B)mocked and derided by those around us.

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19 (A)I scattered them among the nations, and they were dispersed through the countries. (B)In accordance with their ways and their deeds I judged them. 20 But when they came to the nations, wherever they came, (C)they profaned my holy name, in that people said of them, ‘These are the people of the Lord, and yet they had to go out of his land.’ 21 But I had concern (D)for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations to which they came.

I Will Put My Spirit Within You

22 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: (E)It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, (F)which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. 23 (G)And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them. (H)And the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Lord God, when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.

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27 (A)Was not Israel a derision to you? (B)Was he found among thieves, that whenever you spoke of him (C)you wagged your head?

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I will make them (A)a horror[a] to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be (B)a reproach, (C)a byword, (D)a taunt, and (E)a curse in all the places where I shall drive them.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 24:9 Compare Septuagint; Hebrew horror for evil

(A)Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
    for we have had more than enough of (B)contempt.
Our soul has had more than enough
    of (C)the scorn of (D)those who are at ease,
    of the contempt of (E)the proud.

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51 with which your enemies mock, O Lord,
    with which they mock (A)the footsteps of your (B)anointed.

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41 (A)All who pass by plunder him;
    he has become (B)the scorn of his neighbors.

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37 And you shall become (A)a horror, a proverb, and a byword among all the peoples where the Lord will lead you away.

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