Jeremiah 20:14
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New International Version
Cursed be the day I was born! May the day my mother bore me not be blessed!

New Living Translation
Yet I curse the day I was born! May no one celebrate the day of my birth.

English Standard Version
Cursed be the day on which I was born! The day when my mother bore me, let it not be blessed!

New American Standard Bible
Cursed be the day when I was born; Let the day not be blessed when my mother bore me!

King James Bible
Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the day I was born be cursed. May the day my mother bore me never be blessed.

International Standard Version
Let the day on which I was born be cursed. Don't let the day on which my mother gave birth to me be blessed.

NET Bible
Cursed be the day I was born! May that day not be blessed when my mother gave birth to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Cursed is the day that I was born, the day that my mother gave birth to me. May it not be blessed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Cursed be the day Wherein I was born; The day wherein my mother bore me, Let it not be blessed.

New American Standard 1977
Cursed be the day when I was born;
            Let the day not be blessed when my mother bore me!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Cursed be the day in which I was born; do not let the day in which my mother bore me be blessed.

King James 2000 Bible
Cursed be the day on which I was born: let not the day on which my mother bore me be blessed.

American King James Version
Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bore me be blessed.

American Standard Version
Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cursed be the day wherein I was borne: let not the day in which my mother bore me, be blessed.

Darby Bible Translation
Cursed be the day wherein I was born; let not the day wherein my mother bore me be blessed!

English Revised Version
Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.

Webster's Bible Translation
Cursed be the day in which I was born: let not the day in which my mother bore me be blessed.

World English Bible
Cursed is the day in which I was born: don't let the day in which my mother bore me be blessed.

Young's Literal Translation
Cursed is the day in which I was born, The day that my mother bare me, Let it not be blessed!
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Complaint
13Sing to the LORD, praise the LORD! For He has delivered the soul of the needy one From the hand of evildoers. 14Cursed be the day when I was born; Let the day not be blessed when my mother bore me! 15Cursed be the man who brought the news To my father, saying, "A baby boy has been born to you!" And made him very happy.…
Word Study

Cursed
'arar  (aw-rar')
to execrate -- bitterly curse.

be the day
yowm  (yome)
a day (as the warm hours),

wherein I was born
yalad  (yaw-lad')
to bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage

let not the day
yowm  (yome)
a day (as the warm hours),

wherein my mother
'em  (ame)
a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively) -- dam, mother, parting.

bare
yalad  (yaw-lad')
to bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage

me be blessed
barak  (baw-rak')
to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason)

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:14-18 When grace has the victory, it is good to be ashamed of our folly, to admire the goodness of God, and be warned to guard our spirits another time. See how strong the temptation was, over which the prophet got the victory by Divine assistance! He is angry that his first breath was not his last. While we remember that these wishes are not recorded for us to utter the like, we may learn good lessons from them. See how much those who think they stand, ought to take heed lest they fall, and to pray daily, Lead us not into temptation. How frail, changeable, and sinful is man! How foolish and unnatural are the thoughts and wishes of our hearts, when we yield to discontent! Let us consider Him who endured the contradiction of sinners against himself, lest we should be at any time weary and faint in our minds under our lesser trials.
Cross References
1 Kings 19:4
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers."

Job 3:3
"Let the day perish on which I was to be born, And the night which said, 'A boy is conceived.'

Jeremiah 15:10
Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me As a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land! I have not lent, nor have men lent money to me, Yet everyone curses me.
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Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bore me be blessed.

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