Jeremiah Chapter 20
4 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.
5 Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all the labours thereof, and all the precious things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon.
6 And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house shall go into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies.
9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
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.
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Peter A. Okebukola's Jeremiah Chapter 20 comment on 12/14/2016, 9:43pm...
Jeremiah 20: 11 is particularly striking and a promise children of God should hold dearly. The Lord will be with us "as a Mighty Terrible One".
Blesing's Jeremiah Chapter 20 comment on 10/28/2015, 1:04am...
Jeremiahs words reminds me of Job whose situation was much worse than Jeremiah's. The prophets pain of his present situation consumed him that he forgot God's promise that He will be with him. This is a very big lesson to us when passing through trials, let us know that God is there watching us and ready to help us if we will endure and persevere.
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