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14 I will make you slaves to your enemies.
    You will be slaves in a land that you have never known.
My anger is like a hot fire.
    And it will burn against you.”

15 Lord, you understand.
    Remember me and take care of me.
    Punish for me the people who are hurting me.
Don’t destroy me while you remain patient with them.
    Think about the pain I suffer for you, Lord.
16 Your words came to me, and I listened carefully to them.
    Your words made me very happy.
I was happy because I am called by your name.
    Your name is the Lord God of heaven’s armies.

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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

14 And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies into a land which thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn upon you.

15 O Lord, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke.

16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.

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