Pashur, smiting Jeremiah, receiveth a new name, and a fearful doom.
Jeremiah 20:1 And, when Pashhur son of Immer, the priest, who also was deputy-overseer in the house of Yahweh, heard that Jeremiah had prophesied these things, Jeremiah 20:2 then Pashhur smote, Jeremiah the prophet,and put him in the stocks, that were in the upper, gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Yahweh. Jeremiah 20:3 And it came to pass, on the morrow, when Pashhur brought forth Jeremiah, out of the stocks,that Jeremiah said unto himNot Pashhur, hath Yahweh called thy name, But Magor-missaviv [="Terror-round-about"]. Jeremiah 20:4 For, Thus, saith YahwehBehold me! making thee a [magor, i. e. a] terror to thyself and to all who love thee, and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, thine own eyes also, beholding. And, all Judah, will I deliver into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will carry them captive to Babylon, and smite them with the sword. Jeremiah 20:5 And I will deliver upAll the wealth of this city, and, All her labour, and, All her precious things,And, all the treasures of the kings of Judah, will I deliver up into the hands of their enemies, and they will make of them a prey, and take them, and carry them into Babylon. Jeremiah 20:6 And, thou, Pashhur, and all who are dwelling in thy house, shall go into captivity,Yea, into Babylon, shalt thou enter And, there, shalt thou die, And, there, shalt thou be buried, Thou, and all who love thee, to whom thou hast prophesied, falsely.
Jeremiah complaineth of contempt,
Jeremiah 20:7 Thou didst persuade me, O Yahweh, and I was persuaded, Thou didst lay firm hold on me, and didst prevail,I am become a mockery, all the day, Every one, is laughing at me. Jeremiah 20:8 For, as often as I speak, I make outcry, Violence and wasting, I proclaim,Yea the word of Yahweh hath become, to me a reproach and derision, all the day. Jeremiah 20:9 Therefore I sayI will not mention him, Neither will I speak any more in his name, But then it becometh in my heart, as a fire that burneth, Shut up in my bones,And I am weary of restraint, and cannot refrain.
Jeremiah 20:10 Because I have heard the whispering of many"A terror round about!" Tell ye [say they], that we may tell of him, All the men I am wont to salute, do watch for my halting,Peradventure, he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail over him, and take our vengeance upon him. Jeremiah 20:11 But, Yahweh, is with me, as a mighty one striking terror, For this cause, shall my persecutors stumble, and not prevail,They have turned very pale, For they have not prospered, Confusion age-abiding, it shall not be forgotten! Jeremiah 20:12 But, O Yahweh of hostsTesting the righteous, Beholding the affections and the heart,Let me see thine avenging upon them, For, unto thee, have I laid bare my cause. Jeremiah 20:13 Sing ye to Yahweh! Praise ye Yahweh! For he hath delivered the soul of the needy, out of the hand of evildoers.
and of his birth.
Jeremiah 20:14 Accursed, be the day on which I was born,The day when, my mother, bare me, let it not be blessed! Jeremiah 20:15 Accursed, be the man who carried tidings to my father, saying, There is born to thee a man-child! Jeremiah 20:16 Making him very glad: Yea let that, man beas the cities which Yahweh overthrew, and repented not,And let him hear, An outcry in the morning, and, A war-shout at broad noon! Jeremiah 20:17 Because I was not slain from the womb,Nor did, my mother, become, my grave, Nor was her womb great for ever! Jeremiah 20:18 Wherefore, was, itThat, from the womb, I came forth, to see labour and pain; and, That, in shame, should, my days, be consumed!