Jeremiah 17:18
New International Version
Let my persecutors be put to shame, but keep me from shame; let them be terrified, but keep me from terror. Bring on them the day of disaster; destroy them with double destruction.

New Living Translation
Bring shame and dismay on all who persecute me, but don’t let me experience shame and dismay. Bring a day of terror on them. Yes, bring double destruction upon them!

English Standard Version
Let those be put to shame who persecute me, but let me not be put to shame; let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed; bring upon them the day of disaster; destroy them with double destruction!

Berean Study Bible
Let my persecutors be put to shame, but do not let me be put to shame. Let them be terrified, but do not let me be terrified. Bring upon them the day of disaster and shatter them with double destruction.

King James Bible
Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

New King James Version
Let them be ashamed who persecute me, But do not let me be put to shame; Let them be dismayed, But do not let me be dismayed. Bring on them the day of doom, And destroy them with double destruction!

New American Standard Bible
Let those who persecute me be put to shame, but as for me, let me not be put to shame; Let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed. Bring on them a day of disaster, And crush them with double destruction!

NASB 1995
Let those who persecute me be put to shame, but as for me, let me not be put to shame; Let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed. Bring on them a day of disaster, And crush them with twofold destruction!

NASB 1977
Let those who persecute me be put to shame, but as for me, let me not be put to shame; Let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed. Bring on them a day of disaster, And crush them with twofold destruction!

Amplified Bible
Let those who persecute me be shamed, but as for me, protect me from shame; Let them lose courage, but let me be undaunted. Bring on them a day of tragedy, And destroy them with double destruction!

Christian Standard Bible
Let my persecutors be put to shame, but don’t let me be put to shame. Let them be terrified, but don’t let me be terrified. Bring on them the day of disaster; shatter them with total destruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let my persecutors be put to shame, but don’t let me be put to shame. Let them be terrified, but don’t let me be terrified. Bring on them the day of disaster; shatter them with total destruction.

American Standard Version
Let them be put to shame that persecute me, but let not me be put to shame; let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed; bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My persecutors shall be ashamed and I shall not be ashamed. They shall be broken and I shall not be broken. Bring upon them the day of evil, and break them with double ruin

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let them that persecute me bee ashamed, but let me not be ashamed: let them be alarmed, but let me not be alarmed: bring upon them the evil day, crush them with double destruction.

Contemporary English Version
Keep me from failure and disgrace, but make my enemies fail and be disgraced. Send destruction to make their worst fears come true.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them be confounded that persecute me, and let not me be confounded: let them be afraid, and let not me be afraid: bring upon them the day of affliction, and with a double destruction, destroy them.

English Revised Version
Let them be ashamed that persecute me, but let not me be ashamed; let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

Good News Translation
Bring disgrace on those who persecute me, but spare me, LORD. Fill them with terror, but do not terrify me. Bring disaster on them and break them to pieces.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Put my persecutors to shame, but do not let me be put to shame. Terrify them, but do not let me be terrified. Bring the day of disaster on them, and destroy them completely.

International Standard Version
Let those who pursue me be put to shame, but don't put me to shame. Let them be terrified, but don't let me be terrified. Bring the day of judgment on them, and destroy them with double destruction!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let them be ashamed that persecute me, but let not me be ashamed; Let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed; Bring upon them the day of evil, And destroy them with double destruction.

Literal Standard Version
Let my pursuers be ashamed, And do not let me be ashamed—me! Let them be frightened, And do not let me be frightened—me! Bring in on them a day of calamity, And destroy them a second time [with] destruction.

NET Bible
May those who persecute me be disgraced. Do not let me be disgraced. May they be dismayed. Do not let me be dismayed. Bring days of disaster on them. Bring on them the destruction they deserve."

New Heart English Bible
Let them be disappointed who persecute me, but let not me be disappointed; let them be dismayed, but do not let me be dismayed; bring on them the day of disaster, and destroy them with double destruction."

World English Bible
Let them be disappointed who persecute me, but let not me be disappointed; let them be dismayed, but don't let me be dismayed; bring on them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

Young's Literal Translation
Let my pursuers be ashamed, and let not me be ashamed -- me! Let them be affrighted, and let not me be affrighted -- me! Bring in on them a day of evil, And a second time with destruction destroy them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Prayer for Deliverance
17Do not become a terror to me; You are my refuge in the day of disaster. 18Let my persecutors be put to shame, but do not let me be put to shame. Let them be terrified, but do not let me be terrified. Bring upon them the day of disaster and shatter them with double destruction.

Cross References
Psalm 35:4
May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plan to harm me be driven back and confounded.

Psalm 35:8
May ruin befall them by surprise; may the net they hid ensnare them; may they fall into the hazard they created.

Psalm 35:26
May those who gloat in my distress be ashamed and confounded; may those who exalt themselves over me be clothed in shame and reproach.

Jeremiah 1:17
Get yourself ready. Stand up and tell them everything that I command you. Do not be intimidated by them, or I will terrify you before them.

Jeremiah 12:3
But You know me, O LORD; You see me and test my heart toward You. Drag away the wicked like sheep to the slaughter and set them apart for the day of carnage.

Jeremiah 16:18
And I will first repay them double their iniquity and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the carcasses of their detestable idols, and they have filled My inheritance with their abominations."

Jeremiah 17:13
O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who abandon You will be put to shame. All who turn away will be written in the dust, for they have abandoned the LORD, the fountain of living water.


Treasury of Scripture

Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring on them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

confounded.

Jeremiah 20:11
But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

Psalm 35:4,26,27
Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt…

Psalm 40:14
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

but let not me be confounded.

Psalm 25:2,3
O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me…

Psalm 71:1
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

the day.

Jeremiah 17:16
As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before thee.

Jeremiah 18:19-23
Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me…

destroy them with double destruction.

Jeremiah 11:20
But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause.

Jeremiah 14:17
Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.

Jeremiah 16:18
And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.









(18) Let them be confounded . . .--The prayer reminds us of that of the Psalmist (Psalm 35:4; Psalm 40:14).

Double destruction.--Literally, break them with a two-fold breaking--i.e., the "double recompense" of Jeremiah 16:18. (See Note there.)

Verse 18. - (On this terrible execration, with reference to Jeremiah's character, see the general Introduction.) Destroy them with double destruction. "Double" here means "amply sufficient" (comp. Revelation 18:6, and see on Jeremiah 16:18).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Let my persecutors
רֹדְפַי֙ (rō·ḏə·p̄ay)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

be put to shame,
יֵבֹ֤שׁוּ (yê·ḇō·šū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed

but do not
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

let me
אָ֔נִי (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

be put to shame.
אֵבֹ֣שָׁה (’ê·ḇō·šāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed

Let them
הֵ֔מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

be terrified,
יֵחַ֣תּוּ (yê·ḥat·tū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2865: To prostrate, to break down, either, by violence, by confusion and fear

but do not
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

let me
אָ֑נִי (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

be terrified.
אֵחַ֖תָּה (’ê·ḥat·tāh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 2865: To prostrate, to break down, either, by violence, by confusion and fear

Bring
הָבִ֤יא (hā·ḇî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

upon them
עֲלֵיהֶם֙ (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the day
י֣וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of disaster
רָעָ֔ה (rā·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

and shatter them
שָׁבְרֵֽם׃ (šā·ḇə·rêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7665: To break, break in pieces

with double
וּמִשְׁנֶ֥ה (ū·miš·neh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4932: A repetition, a duplicate, a double, a second

destruction.
שִׁבָּר֖וֹן (šib·bā·rō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7670: Rupture, a pang, ruin


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