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Jeremiah 11:18-23 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Jeremiah’s Life Threatened

18 The Lord made it known to me and I knew;
    then thou didst show me their evil deeds.
19 But I was like a gentle lamb
    led to the slaughter.
I did not know it was against me
    they devised schemes, saying,
“Let us destroy the tree with its fruit,
    let us cut him off from the land of the living,
    that his name be remembered no more.”
20 But, O Lord of hosts, who judgest righteously,
    who triest the heart and the mind,
let me see thy vengeance upon them,
    for to thee have I committed my cause.

21 Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the men of An′athoth, who seek your life, and say, “Do not prophesy in the name of the Lord, or you will die by our hand”— 22 therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: “Behold, I will punish them; the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine; 23 and none of them shall be left. For I will bring evil upon the men of An′athoth, the year of their punishment.”

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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