Jeremiah 20:12
New International Version
LORD Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for to you I have committed my cause.

New Living Translation
O LORD of Heaven’s Armies, you test those who are righteous, and you examine the deepest thoughts and secrets. Let me see your vengeance against them, for I have committed my cause to you.

English Standard Version
O LORD of hosts, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you have I committed my cause.

Berean Study Bible
O 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.

King James Bible
But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.

New King James Version
But, O LORD of hosts, You who test the righteous, And see the mind and heart, Let me see Your vengeance on them; For I have pleaded my cause before You.

New American Standard Bible
Yet, LORD of armies, who tests the righteous, Who sees the mind and the heart; Let me see Your vengeance on them, For to You I have disclosed my cause.

NASB 1995
Yet, O LORD of hosts, You who test the righteous, Who see the mind and the heart; Let me see Your vengeance on them; For to You I have set forth my cause.

NASB 1977
Yet, O LORD of hosts, Thou who dost test the righteous, Who seest the mind and the heart; Let me see Thy vengeance on them; For to Thee I have set forth my cause.

Amplified Bible
But, O LORD of hosts, You who examine the righteous, Who see the heart and the mind, Let me see Your vengeance on them; For to You I have committed my cause.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD of Armies, testing the righteous and seeing the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for I have presented my case to you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD of Hosts, testing the righteous and seeing the heart and mind, let me see Your vengeance on them, for I have presented my case to You.

American Standard Version
But, O Jehovah of hosts, that triest the righteous, that seest the heart and the mind, let me see thy vengeance on them; for unto thee have I revealed my cause.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts proves the right. He sees the kidneys and the heart. I shall see your payment to them, because to you I revealed my just cause

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O Lord, that provest just deeds, understanding the reins and hearts, let me see thy vengeance upon them: for to thee I have revealed my cause.

Contemporary English Version
LORD All-Powerful, you test those who do right, and you know every heart and mind. I have told you my complaints, so let me watch you take revenge on my enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou, O Lord of hosts, prover of the just, who seest the reins and the heart: let me see, I beseech thee, thy vengeance on them: for to thee I have laid open my cause.

English Revised Version
But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, that seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them; for unto thee have I revealed my cause.

Good News Translation
But, Almighty LORD, you test people justly; you know what is in their hearts and minds. So let me see you take revenge on my enemies, for I have placed my cause in your hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the LORD of Armies examines the righteous. He sees their motives and thoughts. I want to see you take revenge on them, because I've brought my case to you.

International Standard Version
LORD of the Heavenly Armies, who tests the righteous, who sees the inner motives and the heart, let me see you take vengeance on them, for I've committed my case to you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, That seest the reins and the heart, Let me see Thy vengeance on them; For unto Thee have I revealed my cause.

Literal Standard Version
And, O YHWH of Hosts, trier of the righteous, Beholder of reins and heart, I see Your vengeance on them, For I have revealed my cause to you.

NET Bible
O LORD who rules over all, you test and prove the righteous. You see into people's hearts and minds. Pay them back for what they have done because I trust you to vindicate my cause.

New Heart English Bible
But, the LORD of hosts, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance on them; for to you have I revealed my cause.

World English Bible
But, Yahweh of Armies, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance on them; for to you have I revealed my cause.

Young's Literal Translation
And, O Jehovah of Hosts, trier of the righteous, Beholder of reins and heart, I do see Thy vengeance out of them, For unto Thee I have revealed my cause.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Complaint
11But the LORD is with me like a fearsome warrior. Therefore, my persecutors will stumble and will 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. 13Sing to the LORD! Praise the LORD! For He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of evildoers.…

Cross References
Psalm 7:9
Put an end to the evil of the wicked, but establish the righteous, O righteous God who searches hearts and minds.

Psalm 11:5
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked; His soul hates the lover of violence.

Psalm 17:3
You have tried my heart; You have visited me in the night. You have tested me and found no evil; I have resolved not to sin with my mouth.

Psalm 54:7
For He has delivered me from every trouble, and my eyes have stared down my foes.

Psalm 58:10
The righteous will rejoice when they see they are avenged; they will wash their feet in the blood of the wicked.

Psalm 59:10
My God of loving devotion will come to meet me; God will let me stare down my foes.

Psalm 62:8
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge. Selah


Treasury of Scripture

But, O LORD of hosts, that try the righteous, and see the reins and the heart, let me see your vengeance on them: for to you have I opened my cause.

that.

Jeremiah 17:10
I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Psalm 7:9
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

Psalm 11:5
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

let me.

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 12:8
Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out against me: therefore have I hated it.

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.

for.

1 Samuel 1:15
And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

Psalm 62:8
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 86:4
Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.









(12) But, O Lord of hosts . . .--The verse is almost verbally identical with Jeremiah 11:20, where see Note.

Verse 12. - Repeated, with slight variations, from Jeremiah 11:20.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

of Hosts,
צְבָאוֹת֙ (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

who examines
בֹּחֵ֣ן (bō·ḥên)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 974: To test, to investigate

the righteous,
צַדִּ֔יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

who sees
רֹאֶ֥ה (rō·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

the heart
וָלֵ֑ב (wā·lêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

and mind,
כְלָי֖וֹת (ḵə·lā·yō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 3629: A kidney, the mind

let me see
אֶרְאֶ֤ה (’er·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

Your vengeance
נִקְמָֽתְךָ֙ (niq·mā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5360: Avengement

upon them,
מֵהֶ֔ם (mê·hem)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

to You
אֵלֶ֖יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

I have committed
גִּלִּ֥יתִי (gil·lî·ṯî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

my cause.
רִיבִֽי׃ (rî·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7379: Strife, dispute


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