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Jeremiah 20:7-10 World English Bible (WEB)

Yahweh, you have persuaded me, and I was persuaded; you are stronger than I, and have prevailed: I am become a laughing-stock all the day, every one mocks me. For as often as I speak, I cry out; I cry, Violence and destruction! because Yahweh’s word is made a reproach to me, and a derision, all the day. If I say, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name, then there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with forbearing, and I can’t. 10 For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him, say all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall; perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

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Jeremiah 20:7-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Jeremiah’s Complaint

O Lord, You have deceived me and I was deceived;
You have overcome me and prevailed.
I have become a laughingstock all day long;
Everyone mocks me.
For each time I speak, I cry aloud;
I proclaim violence and destruction,
Because for me the word of the Lord has [a]resulted
In reproach and derision all day long.
But if I say, “I will not remember Him
Or speak anymore in His name,”
Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
And I am weary of holding it in,
And I cannot endure it.
10 For I have heard the whispering of many,
Terror on every side!
Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!”
[b]All my trusted friends,
Watching for my fall, say:
“Perhaps he will be [c]deceived, so that we may prevail against him
And take our revenge on him.”

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 20:8 Lit become
  2. Jeremiah 20:10 Lit Every man of my peace
  3. Jeremiah 20:10 Or persuaded
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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