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14 And I will bring thy enemies out of a land, which thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in my rage, it shall burn upon you.

15 O Lord, thou knowest, remember me, and visit me, and defend me from them that persecute me, do not defend me in thy patience: know that for thy sake I have sufferred reproach.

16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy word was to me a joy and gladness of my heart: for thy name is called upon me, O Lord God of hosts.

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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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