Jeremiah 20:11
New International Version
But the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.

New Living Translation
But the LORD stands beside me like a great warrior. Before him my persecutors will stumble. They cannot defeat me. They will fail and be thoroughly humiliated. Their dishonor will never be forgotten.

English Standard Version
But the LORD is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten.

Berean Study Bible
But the LORD is with me like a fearsome warrior. Therefore, my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. Since they have not succeeded, they will be utterly put to shame, with an everlasting disgrace that will never be forgotten.

New American Standard Bible
But the LORD is with me like a dread champion; Therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, With an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD is with me like a violent warrior. Therefore, my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. Since they have not succeeded, they will be utterly shamed, an everlasting humiliation that will never be forgotten.

Contemporary English Version
But you, LORD, are a mighty soldier, standing at my side. Those troublemakers will fall down and fail--terribly embarrassed, forever ashamed.

Good News Translation
But you, LORD, are on my side, strong and mighty, and those who persecute me will fail. They will be disgraced forever, because they cannot succeed. Their disgrace will never be forgotten.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD is with me like a violent warrior. Therefore, my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. Since they have not succeeded, they will be utterly shamed, an everlasting humiliation that will never be forgotten.

International Standard Version
But the LORD is with me like a fearsome warrior. Therefore, those who pursue me will stumble and won't prevail. They'll be put to great shame, when they don't succeed. Their everlasting disgrace won't be forgotten.

NET Bible
But the LORD is with me to help me like an awe-inspiring warrior. Therefore those who persecute me will fail and will not prevail over me. They will be thoroughly disgraced because they did not succeed. Their disgrace will never be forgotten.

New Heart English Bible
But the LORD is with me as an awesome mighty one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail; they shall be utterly disappointed, because they have not dealt wisely, even with an everlasting dishonor which shall never be forgotten.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the LORD is on my side like a terrifying warrior. That is why those who persecute me will stumble. They can't win. They will be very ashamed that they can't succeed. Their eternal shame will not be forgotten.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the LORD is with me as a mighty warrior; Therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail; They shall be greatly ashamed, because they have not prospered, Even with an everlasting confusion which shall never be forgotten.

New American Standard 1977
But the LORD is with me like a dread champion; Therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, With an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the LORD is with me as a powerful giant; therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper; they shall have everlasting confusion which shall never be forgotten.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
But Jehovah is with me as a mighty one and a terrible: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail; they shall be utterly put to shame, because they have not dealt wisely, even with an everlasting dishonor which shall never be forgotten.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the Lord was with me as a mighty man of war: therefore they persecuted me, but could not perceive anything against me; they were greatly confounded, for they perceived not their disgrace, which shall never be forgotten.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Lord is with me as a strong warrior: therefore they that persecute me shall fall, and shall be weak: they shall be greatly confounded, because they have not understood the everlasting reproach, which never shall be effaced.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jehovah is with me as a mighty terrible one; therefore my persecutors shall stumble and shall not prevail; they shall be greatly ashamed, for they have not prospered: it shall be an everlasting confusion that shall not be forgotten.

English Revised Version
But the LORD is with me as a mighty one and a terrible: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed, because they have not dealt wisely, even with an everlasting dishonour which shall never be forgotten.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
But Yahweh is with me as an awesome mighty one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail; they shall be utterly disappointed, because they have not dealt wisely, even with an everlasting dishonor which shall never be forgotten.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is with me, as a terrible mighty one, Therefore my persecutors stumble and prevail not, They have been exceedingly ashamed, For they have not acted wisely, Confusion age-during is not forgotten.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Complaint
10For I have heard the whispering of many, “Terror is on every side! Report him; let us report him!” All my trusted friends watch for my fall: “Perhaps he will be deceived so that we may prevail against him and take our vengeance upon him.” 11But the LORD is with me like a fearsome warrior. Therefore, my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. Since they have not succeeded, they will be utterly put to shame, with an everlasting disgrace that will never be forgotten. 12O LORD of Hosts, who examines the righteous, who sees the heart and mind, let me see Your vengeance upon them, for to You I have committed my cause.…
Cross References
Romans 8:31
What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Deuteronomy 32:35
Vengeance is Mine; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; for their day of disaster is near, and their doom is coming quickly.

Deuteronomy 32:36
For the LORD will judge His people and have compassion on His servants when He sees that their strength is gone and no one remains, slave or free.

Psalm 129:2
many a time they have persecuted me from my youth, but they have not prevailed against me.

Jeremiah 1:8
Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 1:19
They will fight against you but never overcome you, since I am with you to rescue you," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 15:15
You understand, O LORD; remember me and attend to me. Avenge me against my persecutors. In Your patience, do not take me away. Know that I endure reproach for Your honor.

Jeremiah 15:20
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.

Jeremiah 17:18
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.

Jeremiah 22:22
The wind will drive away all your shepherds, and your lovers will go into captivity. Then you will be ashamed and humiliated because of all your wickedness.

Jeremiah 23:40
And I will bring upon you everlasting shame and perpetual humiliation that will never be forgotten."

Jeremiah 32:18
You show loving devotion to thousands, but lay the sins of the fathers into the laps of their children after them, O great and mighty God whose name is the LORD of Hosts,

Treasury of Scripture

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.

the Lord.

Jeremiah 1:8,19
Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD…

Jeremiah 15:20
And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 41:10,14
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness…

a mighty.

Psalm 47:2
For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Psalm 65:5
By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

Psalm 66:5
Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

my.

Jeremiah 17:18
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.

Deuteronomy 32:35,36
To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste…

Psalm 27:1,2
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? …

and they.

Jeremiah 1:19
And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.

Jeremiah 15:20
And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

everlasting.

Jeremiah 23:40
And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.

Psalm 6:10
Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Psalm 35:26
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.







Lexicon
But the LORD
וַֽיהוָ֤ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is with me
אוֹתִי֙ (’ō·w·ṯî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

like a fearsome
עָרִ֔יץ (‘ā·rîṣ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6184: Awe-inspiring, terror-striking

warrior.
כְּגִבּ֣וֹר (kə·ḡib·bō·wr)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

Therefore,
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

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

will stumble
יִכָּשְׁל֖וּ (yik·kā·šə·lū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall

and not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

prevail.
יֻכָ֑לוּ (yu·ḵā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3201: To be able, have power

Since
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they have not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

succeeded,
הִשְׂכִּ֔ילוּ (hiś·kî·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

they will be utterly
מְאֹד֙ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

put to shame,
בֹּ֤שׁוּ (bō·šū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed

with an everlasting
עוֹלָ֖ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

disgrace
כְּלִמַּ֥ת (kə·lim·maṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3639: Insult, reproach, ignominy

that will never
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be forgotten.
תִשָּׁכֵֽחַ׃ (ṯiš·šā·ḵê·aḥ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7911: To mislay, to be oblivious of, from want of memory, attention
(11) But the Lord is with me.--As in Psalms 22 and other like utterances, the prophet, though perplexed. is yet not in despair (2Corinthians 4:8). He passes through the deep waters, but struggles out of them to the rock of refuge. The word "terrible" was used with a special significance. Jehovah had promised to deliver the prophet from the "terrible" ones (Jeremiah 15:21). He, the mighty God (Isaiah 9:6) would now show that He was more terrible than the prophet's foes, that it was better to come under their wrath than His (Isaiah 8:12-13).

For they shall not prosper.--Better, because they have not dealt wisely. The word is the same as in Jeremiah 10:21, where see Note.

Their everlasting confusion.--Better, as carrying on the structure of the previous clause, with an everlasting confusion that shall never be forgotten.

Verse 11. - As a mighty terrible one; rather, as a formidable warrior. They shall not prevail. This was in fact, the Divine promise to Jeremiah at the outset of his ministry (Jeremiah 1:19). For they shall not prosper; rather, because they have not pros-pored. 20:7-13 The prophet complains of the insult and injury he experienced. But ver. 7 may be read, Thou hast persuaded me, and I was persuaded. Thou wast stronger than I; and didst overpower me by the influence of thy Spirit upon me. So long as we see ourselves in the way of God, and of duty, it is weakness and folly, when we meet with difficulties and discouragements, to wish we had never set out in it. The prophet found the grace of God mighty in him to keep him to his business, notwithstanding the temptation he was in to throw it up. Whatever injuries are done to us, we must leave them to that God to whom vengeance belongs, and who has said, I will repay. So full was he of the comfort of God's presence, the Divine protection he was under, and the Divine promise he had to depend upon, that he stirred up himself and others to give God the glory. Let the people of God open their cause before Him, and he will enable them to see deliverance.
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