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Jeremiah 18:20

    Jeremiah 18:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before you to speak good for them, and to turn away your wrath from them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before thee to speak good for them, to turn away thy wrath from them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Is evil to be the reward of good? for they have made a deep hole for my soul. Keep in mind how I took my place before you, to say a good word for them so that your wrath might be turned away from them.

    Webster's Revision

    Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before thee to speak good for them, to turn away thy wrath from them.

    World English Bible

    Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before you to speak good for them, to turn away your wrath from them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before thee to speak good for them, to turn away thy fury from them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 18:20

    They have digged a pit for my soul - For my life; this they wish to take away.

    Stood before thee to speak good for them - I was their continual intercessor.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 18:20

    Jeremiah had been laboring earnestly to avert the ruin of his country, but the Jews treated him as farmers do some noxious animal which wastes their fields, and for which they dig pitfalls.