Jeremiah 20:18
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New International Version
Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame?

King James Bible
Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore came I forth from the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed in shame?

World English Bible
Why came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

Young's Literal Translation
Why is this? from the womb I have come out, To see labour and sorrow, Yea, consumed in shame are my days!

Jeremiah 20:18 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wherefore came I forth - It would have been well had I never been born, as I have neither comfort in my life, nor comfort in my work.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

came.

Job 3:20 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul;

Job 14:1,13 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble...

Lamentations 3:1 I AM the man that has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

to see.

Jeremiah 8:18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

Genesis 3:16-19 To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children...

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years...

Lamentations 1:12 Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow, which is done to me...

John 16:20 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful...

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.

with.

Psalm 69:19 You have known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor: my adversaries are all before you.

Isaiah 1:6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrefying sores...

Isaiah 61:7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion...

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to the world...

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed...

Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

Hebrews 13:13 Let us go forth therefore to him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

1 Peter 4:14-16 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests on you...

Library
The Revelation to which the Scripture of the Old Testament Owes Its Existence.
"O Lord, . . . Thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed."--Jer. xx. 7. The understanding of the Holy Spirit's work in Scripture requires us to distinguish the preparation, and the formation that was the outcome of the preparation. We will discuss these two separately. The Holy Spirit prepared for Scripture by the operations which from Paradise to Patmos supernaturally apprehended the sinful life of this world, and thus raised up believing men who formed the developing Church. This will seem very
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Baptist's Inquiry and Jesus' Discourse Suggested Thereby.
(Galilee.) ^A Matt. XI. 2-30; ^C Luke VII. 18-35. ^c 18 And the disciples of John told him of all these things. ^a 2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent by his disciples ^c 19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them unto the Lord [John had been cast into prison about December, a.d. 27, and it was now after the Passover, possibly in May or June, a.d. 28. Herod Antipas had cast John into prison because John had reproved him for taking his brother's wife.
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:9
For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like those condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to human beings.

Job 3:20
"Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul,

Job 5:7
Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.

Job 14:1
"Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.

Psalm 69:19
You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.

Psalm 90:9
All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.

Psalm 90:10
Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

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