Jeremiah 20:15
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New International Version
Cursed be the man who brought my father the news, who made him very glad, saying, "A child is born to you--a son!"

New Living Translation
I curse the messenger who told my father, "Good news--you have a son!"

English Standard Version
Cursed be the man who brought the news to my father, “A son is born to you,” making him very glad.

New American Standard Bible
Cursed be the man who brought the news To my father, saying, "A baby boy has been born to you!" And made him very happy.

King James Bible
Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the man be cursed who brought the news to my father, saying, "A male child is born to you," bringing him great joy.

International Standard Version
Cursed is the person who brought the good news to my father, "A baby boy has been born to you," making him very happy.

NET Bible
Cursed be the man who made my father very glad when he brought him the news that a baby boy had been born to him!

New Heart English Bible
Cursed is the man who brought news to my father, saying, A boy is born to you; making him very glad.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Cursed is the man who made my father very happy with the news that he had just become the father of a baby boy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Cursed be the man who brought tidings To my father, saying: 'A man-child is born unto thee'; Making him very glad.

New American Standard 1977
Cursed be the man who brought the news
            To my father, saying,
            “A baby boy has been born to you!”
            And made him very happy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.

King James 2000 Bible
Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A male child is born unto you; making him very glad.

American King James Version
Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born to you; making him very glad.

American Standard Version
Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man-child is born unto thee; making him very glad.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cursed be the man that brought the tidings to my father, saying: A man child is born to thee: and made him greatly rejoice.

Darby Bible Translation
Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad!

English Revised Version
Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.

Webster's Bible Translation
Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A male child is born to thee; making him very glad.

World English Bible
Cursed is the man who brought news to my father, saying, A boy is born to you; making him very glad.

Young's Literal Translation
Cursed is the man who bore tidings to my father, saying, 'Born to thee hath been a child -- a male,' Making him very glad!
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Complaint
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. 16But let that man be like the cities Which the LORD overthrew without relenting, And let him hear an outcry in the morning And a shout of alarm at noon;…
Cross References
Genesis 21:6
Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me."

Genesis 21:7
And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."
Treasury of Scripture

Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born to you; making him very glad.

A man.

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came …

Genesis 21:5,6 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born to him…

Luke 1:14 And you shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

(15) Making him very glad.--The memory, or rather the thought of that day, the joy of father and another when their child was born (John 16:21) was wanted, as in the irony of destiny, to add the keenest pang to the misery of the present. The "sorrow's crown of sorrow" was found in remembering happier days. We note the same tenderness turned to bitterness as in Jeremiah 15:10. The day of his birth was to him a day of darkness and not of light.

Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father,.... The word signifies commonly good tidings, as the news of a child born, and especially a man child, is to its parent. The Septuagint use the same word the angel did, when he brought the tidings of the birth of Christ, Luke 2:10. This was still more foolish and sinful, to curse the man that carried the tidings of his birth to his father; who did a right thing, and what was acceptable, and perhaps might be a good man. Kimchi observes, that there are some that say, it was known to Jeremiah that this man was Pashur, the son of Immer, and therefore he cursed him; but this is without any foundation;

saying, a man child is born unto thee, making him very glad; as the birth of a man child usually makes glad its parent, whether father or mother; see John 16:21. 15. A man child—The birth of a son is in the East a special subject of joy; whereas that of a daughter is often not so.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.
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