Jeremiah and Pashhur1When the priest Pashhur son of Immer, the official in charge of the temple of the Lord, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things, 2he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin at the Lord’s temple. 3The next day, when Pashhur released him from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, ‘The Lord’s name for you is not Pashhur, but Terror on Every Side. 4For this is what the Lord says: “I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; with your own eyes you will see them fall by the sword of their enemies. I will give all Judah into the hands of the king of Babylon, who will carry them away to Babylon or put them to the sword. 5I will deliver all the wealth of this city into the hands of their enemies – all its products, all its valuables and all the treasures of the kings of Judah. They will take it away as plunder and carry it off to Babylon. 6And you, Pashhur, and all who live in your house will go into exile to Babylon. There you will die and be buried, you and all your friends to whom you have prophesied lies.”’
Jeremiah’s complaint7You deceived ▼
▼Or persuadedme, Lord, and I was deceived; ▼
you overpowered me and prevailed.
I am ridiculed all day long;
everyone mocks me.
8Whenever I speak, I cry out
proclaiming violence and destruction.
So the word of the Lord has brought me
insult and reproach all day long.
9But if I say, ‘I will not mention his word
or speak any more in his name,’
his word is in my heart like a fire,
a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;
indeed, I cannot.
10I hear many whispering,
‘Terror on every side!
Denounce him! Let’s denounce him!’
All my friends
are waiting for me to slip, saying,
‘Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we will prevail over him
and take our revenge on him.’
11But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior;
so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.
They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced;
their dishonour will never be forgotten.
12 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.
13Sing to the Lord!
Give praise to the Lord!
He rescues the life of the needy
from the hands of the wicked.
14Cursed be the day I was born!
May the day my mother bore me not be blessed!
15Cursed be the man who brought my father the news,
who made him very glad, saying,
‘A child is born to you – a son!’
16May that man be like the towns
the Lord overthrew without pity.
May he hear wailing in the morning,
a battle cry at noon.
17For he did not kill me in the womb,
with my mother as my grave,
her womb enlarged for ever.
18Why did I ever come out of the womb
to see trouble and sorrow
and to end my days in shame?
Copyright information for NIV
Welcome to STEP Bible
From Tyndale House, Cambridge UK
Use the search box to find Bibles, commentaries, passages, search terms, etc. Here are some examples:
Examples to use the search box to find Bibles, passages, search terms, etc.-
This shows how to quickly lookup a passage.NIVESVKJVGen 1
Looking up a passage in three different translations is also easy.ESVbrother
This asks STEP to search for the Greek word for 'brother' and show the results in the ESV.NIVESVlandhe.sed
This example runs both a 'Hebrew word search' and a 'Text' search and shows the results in both the NIV and ESV.ESVthroneDavidIsa-Rev
You can mix most searches. This finds any word translated as 'throne' in the Prophets and the New Testament, but only in verses concerning the topic 'David'. This excludes verses which refer to a 'throne' in other contexts.KJVTHGNTJohn 1
Interlinear Hebrew & Greek is available for some translations with grammar (and more soon). To reverse the interlinear order, click on a version abbreviation under the verse number.
Examples of some Bible study tools +
KJVCol 3 Color code grammar
Highlight all the imperative verbs with red underlinesKJVCol 1 Color code grammar
Highlight main verbs (green underlines) and supporting verbs (purple)KJVMat 1 Color code grammar
Highlight the number (plural in bold) and gender (male in blue, feminine in red, neuter in black) of wordsESV1Jo 1 Quick tryout links
Highlight frequent words in the chapter or book
Examples to enable color code grammar +
KJVEph 1 Color code grammar
Look at KJV New Testament with color highlighted verbsSBLGRom 12 Color code grammar
Look at Greek New Testament with color code grammar, Greek root word and English vocabularyCUnCol 1 Color code grammar
Look at Chinese Union New Testament with color highlighted verbsSBLGKJVCUNEph 5 Color code grammar
Look at Greek, English and Chinese New Testament with color code grammar
© Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK - 2019