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14 My anger is a fire
    that cannot be put out,[a]
so I will make you slaves
of your enemies
    in a foreign land.[b]

Jeremiah Complains Again

15 You can see how I suffer
insult after insult,
    all because of you, Lord.
Don’t be so patient
    with my enemies;
take revenge on them
    before they kill me.

16 When you spoke to me,
    I was glad to obey,
because I belong to you,
    the Lord All-Powerful.

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Footnotes

  1. 15.14 that cannot be put out: Some Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts “against you.”
  2. 15.14 I will make. . . land: Many Hebrew manuscripts; most Hebrew manuscripts “I will make your enemies go through to a land you don’t know about.”

14 I will enslave you to your enemies
    in[a] a land you do not know,(A)
for my anger will kindle a fire(B)
    that will burn against you.”

15 Lord, you understand;
    remember me and care for me.
    Avenge me on my persecutors.(C)
You are long-suffering(D)—do not take me away;
    think of how I suffer reproach for your sake.(E)
16 When your words came, I ate(F) them;
    they were my joy and my heart’s delight,(G)
for I bear your name,(H)
    Lord God Almighty.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 15:14 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac (see also 17:4); most Hebrew manuscripts I will cause your enemies to bring you / into

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