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14 I will make you slaves to your enemies.
    You will serve them in a land
    you have not known about before.
My anger will start a fire
    that will burn you up.”

15 Lord, you understand how much I’m suffering.
    Show concern for me. Take care of me.
    Pay back those who are trying to harm me.
You are patient. Don’t take my life away from me.
    Think about how much shame I suffer because of you.
16 When I received your words, I ate them.
    They filled me with joy.
    My heart took delight in them.
Lord God who rules over all,
    I belong to you.

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