Jeremiah 11:18
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New International Version
Because the LORD revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD told me about the plots my enemies were making against me.

English Standard Version
The LORD made it known to me and I knew; then you showed me their deeds.

New American Standard Bible
Moreover, the LORD made it known to me and I knew it; Then You showed me their deeds.

King James Bible
And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then thou shewedst me their doings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD informed me, so I knew. Then You helped me to see their deeds,

International Standard Version
The LORD made it known to me, and so I understood. Then you showed me their malicious deeds.

NET Bible
The LORD gave me knowledge, that I might have understanding. Then he showed me what the people were doing.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD gave me knowledge of it, and I knew it: then you showed me their doings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD revealed their plot to me so that I would understand. He showed me what they were doing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD gave me knowledge of it, and I knew it; Then Thou showedst me their doings.

New American Standard 1977
Moreover, the LORD made it known to me and I knew it;
            Then Thou didst show me their deeds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD gave me knowledge of it, and I experienced it: then thou didst show me their doings.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD has given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then you showed me their doings.

American King James Version
And the LORD has given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then you showed me their doings.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah gave me knowledge of it, and I knew it: then thou showedst me their doings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But thou, O Lord, hast shewn me, and I have known: then thou shewedst me their doings.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah hath given me knowledge, and I know [it]; then thou shewedst me their doings.

English Revised Version
And the LORD gave me knowledge of it, and I knew it: then thou shewedst me their doings.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then thou showedst me their doings.

World English Bible
Yahweh gave me knowledge of it, and I knew it: then you showed me their doings.

Young's Literal Translation
And, O Jehovah, cause me to know, and I know, Then Thou hast showed me their doings.
Study Bible
The Plot against Jeremiah
17The LORD of hosts, who planted you, has pronounced evil against you because of the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done to provoke Me by offering up sacrifices to Baal. 18Moreover, the LORD made it known to me and I knew it; Then You showed me their deeds. 19But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; And I did not know that they had devised plots against me, saying, "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, And let us cut him off from the land of the living, That his name be remembered no more."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 23:11
"Will the men of Keilah surrender me into his hand? Will Saul come down just as Your servant has heard? O LORD God of Israel, I pray, tell Your servant." And the LORD said, "He will come down."

1 Samuel 23:12
Then David said, "Will the men of Keilah surrender me and my men into the hand of Saul?" And the LORD said, "They will surrender you."

2 Kings 6:9
The man of God sent word to the king of Israel saying, "Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Arameans are coming down there."

2 Kings 6:10
The king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God had told him; thus he warned him, so that he guarded himself there, more than once or twice.

Ezekiel 8:6
And He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations which the house of Israel are committing here, so that I would be far from My sanctuary? But yet you will see still greater abominations."
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD has given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then you showed me their doings.

the Lord.

Jeremiah 19:1 Thus said the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take …

1 Samuel 23:11,12 Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul come …

2 Kings 6:9,10,14-20 And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, Beware that …

Ezekiel 8:6 He said furthermore to me, Son of man, see you what they do? even …

Matthew 21:3 And if any man say ought to you, you shall say, The Lord has need …

Romans 3:7 For if the truth of God has more abounded through my lie to his glory; …

(18) And the Lord hath given me knowledge.--A new section opens abruptly, and the prophet speaks no longer of the sins of Israel and Judah at large, but of the "doings" of his own townsmen, of their plots against his life. Unless this is altogether a distinct fragment, connected, possibly, with Jeremiah 9:8, the abruptness suggests the inference that the plots of the men of Anathoth against him had suddenly been brought under his notice.

Verse 18. - Here, as Naegelsbaeh puts it, begins the second stage of the "conspiracy." Hath given me knowledge, etc.; rather, gave me knowledge, and I knew it. Then; i.e. when I was in utter unconsciousness. Jeremiah had no presentiment of the murderous purpose of his townsmen, till by some "special providence" it came to his knowledge. And the Lord hath given me knowledge of it,.... Either of what he had been declaring as the sins of these people; and of what he had been prophesying concerning punishment for their sins; what he had said was not of himself, did not arise from any pique or resentment in him against them; but it was of God, that knows all things, and had made known these things to him; and he had only faithfully related them as he had received them; or else of the malicious designs of the men of Anathoth to take away his life, after mentioned:

and I know it; and am sure of it; having it by divine revelation, and from that God that cannot lie, and will not deceive:

then thou shewedst me their doings. Some versions, as the Septuagint, Syriac; and Arabic, take the former words to be a prayer of the prophet's, "O Lord, make me know, or show me, or teach me, that I may know"; and these signify that his prayer was answered. The Lord showed him the sins of these people, and what punishments they deserved, and would be inflicted on them; or rather what they were doing in the dark, and what schemes they were contriving and attempting to put in execution against his life; but God was careful of it, and would not suffer them to do him any harm; and therefore made all known unto him; see Psalm 105:15. 18, 19. Jeremiah here digresses to notice the attempt on his life plotted by his townsmen of Anathoth. He had no suspicion of it, until Jehovah revealed it to him (Jer 12:6).

the Lord … thou—The change of person from the third to the second accords with the excited feelings of the prophet.

then—when I was in peril of my life.

their doings—those of the men of Anathoth. His thus alluding to them, before he has mentioned their name, is due to his excitement.11:18-23 The prophet Jeremiah tells much concerning himself, the times he lived in being very troublesome. Those of his own city plotted how they might cause his death. They thought to end his days, but he outlived most of his enemies; they thought to blast his memory, but it lives to this day, and will be blessed while time lasts. God knows all the secret designs of his and his people's enemies, and can, when he pleases, make them known. God's justice is a terror to the wicked, but a comfort to the godly. When we are wronged, we have a God to commit our cause to, and it is our duty to commit it to him. We should also look well to our own spirits, that we are not overcome with evil, but that by patient continuance in praying for our enemies, and in kindness to them, we may overcome evil with good.
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