Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me, a man of strife and conflict in all the land. I have neither lent nor borrowed, yet everyone curses me.
Cross ReferencesExodus 22:25
If you lend money to one of my people among you who is poor, you must not act as a creditor to him; you are not to charge him any interest.
Do not take any interest or profit from him, but fear your God, that your countryman may live among you.
You must not lend him your silver with interest or sell him your food for profit.
Do not charge your brother interest on money, food, or any other type of loan.
After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.
"May the day of my birth perish, and the night it was said, 'A boy is conceived.'
Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs of my head; many are those who would destroy me--my enemies without cause. Though I did not steal, I must repay.
Now behold, this day I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land--against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the people of the land.
They will fight against you but never overcome you, since I am with you to rescue you," declares the LORD.
Then I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you. declares the LORD.
You have deceived me, O LORD, and I was deceived. You have overcome me and prevailed. I am a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me.
For whenever I speak, I cry out, I proclaim violence and destruction. For the word of the LORD has become to me a reproach and derision all day long.
Cursed be the day I was born! May the day my mother bore me never be blessed.
Why did I come out of the womb to see only trouble and sorrow, and to end my days in shame?
Why do You make me see iniquity? Why do You tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me. Strife is ongoing, and conflict abounds.
Chapter Outline1. The utter rejection and manifold judgments of the people.
10. Jeremiah, complaining of their spite, receives a promise for himself;
12. and a threatening for them.
15. He prays;
19. and receives a gracious promise.
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