20 1Now Pashhur, the son of Immer the priest, who was chief officer in
the house of Jehovah, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things.
Pashhur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in
the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Jehovah.
came to pass on the morrow, that Pashhur brought forth Jeremiah out of the
stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, Jehovah hath not called thy name
Pashhur, but Magor-missabib.
4For thus saith Jehovah, Behold, I will make
thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends; and they shall fall by the
sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it; and I will give all
Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive
to Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.
5Moreover I will give all
the riches of this city, and all the gains thereof, and all the precious
things thereof, yea, all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into
the hand of their enemies; and they shall make them a prey, and take them,
and carry them to Babylon.
6And thou, Pashhur, and all that dwell in thy
house shall go into captivity; and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou
shalt die, and there shalt thou be buried, thou, and all thy friends, to whom
thou hast prophesied falsely.
7O Jehovah, thou hast persuaded me, and I
was persuaded; thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am become a
laughing-stock all the day, every one mocketh me.
8For as often as I
speak, I cry out; I cry, Violence and destruction! because the word of
Jehovah is made a reproach unto me, and a derision, all the day.
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 cannot contain.
10For I have heard
the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce
him, say all my familiar friends, they that watch for my fall;
peradventure he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we
shall take our revenge on him.
11But Jehovah is with me as a mighty one
and a terrible: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they
shall not prevail; they shall be utterly put to shame, because they have not
dealt wisely, even with an everlasting dishonor which shall never be
12But, O Jehovah of hosts, that triest the righteous, that
seest the heart and the mind, let me see thy vengeance on them; for unto thee
have I revealed my cause.
13Sing unto Jehovah, praise ye Jehovah; for he
hath delivered the soul of the needy from the hand of evil-doers.
14Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother
bare me be blessed.
15Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father,
saying, A man-child is born unto thee; making him very glad.
that man be as the cities which Jehovah overthrew, and repented not: and let
him hear a cry in the morning, and shouting at noontime;
slew me not from the womb; and so my mother would have been my grave, and her
womb always great.
18Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labor
and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?