15 Rescue me from the quagmire, so that I may not become trapped. Free me from those who hate me and from deep waters.
16 Do not allow the tempest of water to submerge me, nor the deep to absorb me. And do not allow the well to close in on me.
17 Hear me, O Lord, for your mercy is kind. Look upon me, according to the fullness of your compassion.
18 And do not turn your face away from your servant, for I am in trouble: heed me quickly.
19 Attend to my soul, and free it. Rescue me, because of my enemies.
20 You know my reproach, and my confusion, and my reverence.
21 All those who trouble me are in your sight; my heart has anticipated reproach and misery. And I sought for one who might grieve together with me, but there was no one, and for one who might console me, and I found no one.
22 And they gave me gall for my food. And in my thirst, they gave me vinegar to drink.
23 Let their table be a snare before them, and a retribution, and a scandal.
24 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they may not see, and may their back always be crooked.
25 Pour out your indignation upon them, and may the fury of your anger take hold of them.
26 May their dwelling place be deserted, and may there be no one who dwells in their tabernacles.
27 For they persecuted whomever you struck. And they have added to the grief of my wounds.
28 Assign an iniquity upon their iniquity, and may they not enter into your justice.
29 Delete them from the Book of the Living, and let them not be written down with the just.
30 I am poor and sorrowful, but your salvation, O God, has taken me up.
31 I will praise the name of God with a canticle, and I will magnify him with praise.
32 And it will please God more than a new calf producing horns and hoofs.
33 Let the poor see and rejoice. Seek God, and your soul will live.
34 For the Lord has heard the poor, and he has not despised his prisoners..
Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24
11 And the priests and the prophets spoke to the leaders and to all the people, saying: "A judgment of death is for this man. For he has prophesied against this city, just as you have heard with your own ears."
12 And Jeremiah spoke to all the leaders and to the entire people, saying: "The Lord has sent me to prophesy, about this house and about this city, all the words that you have heard.
13 Now, therefore, make your ways and your intentions good, and heed the voice of the Lord your God. And then the Lord will repent of the evil that he has spoken against you.
14 But as for me, behold, I am in your hands. Do to me what is good and right in your eyes.
15 Yet truly, know and understand this: if you kill me, you will be bringing innocent blood against yourselves, and against this city and its inhabitants. For in truth, the Lord sent me to you, so as to speak all these words in your hearing."
16 And then the leaders and all the people said to the priests and to the prophets: "There is no judgment of death against this man. For he has spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God."
24 But the hand of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, was with Jeremiah, so that he would not be delivered into the hands of the people, and so that they would not put him to death.
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