New Living Translation
Yet I curse the day I was born! May no one celebrate the day of my birth.
King James Bible
Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.
Darby Bible Translation
Cursed be the day wherein I was born; let not the day wherein my mother bore me be blessed!
World English Bible
Cursed is the day in which I was born: don't let the day in which my mother bore me be blessed.
Young's Literal Translation
Cursed is the day in which I was born, The day that my mother bare me, Let it not be blessed!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:14 Cursed - This sudden change makes some think that these words proceeded from Jeremiah rather as a repetition of a former passion into which the abuses of his enemies had put him, than as the immediate product of his spirit at this time.
LibraryJeremiah, a Lesson for the Disappointed.
"Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord."--Jeremiah i. 8. The Prophets were ever ungratefully treated by the Israelites, they were resisted, their warnings neglected, their good services forgotten. But there was this difference between the earlier and the later Prophets; the earlier lived and died in honour among their people,--in outward honour; though hated and thwarted by the wicked, they were exalted to high places, and ruled in the congregation. …
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII
Meditations for the Morning.
The Ninth Commandment
1 Kings 19:4
Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said. "Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died."
"Let the day of my birth be erased, and the night I was conceived.
Then I said, "What sorrow is mine, my mother. Oh, that I had died at birth! I am hated everywhere I go. I am neither a lender who threatens to foreclose nor a borrower who refuses to pay--yet they all curse me."
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