2 Rescue me from my enemies, my God, and free me from those who rise up against me.
3 Rescue me from those who work iniquity, and save me from men of blood.
4 For behold, they have seized my soul. The strong have rushed upon me.
5 And it is neither my iniquity, nor my sin, O Lord. I have run and gone directly, without iniquity.
6 Rise up to meet me, and see: even you, O Lord, the God of hosts, the God of Israel. Reach out to visit all nations. Do not take pity on all those who work iniquity.
7 They will return toward evening, and they will suffer hunger like dogs, and they will wander around the city.
8 Behold, they will speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips: "For who has heard us?"
9 And you, O Lord, will laugh at them. You will lead all the Gentiles to nothing.
10 I will guard my strength toward you, for you are God, my supporter.
11 My God, his mercy will precede me.
12 God will oversee my enemies for me. Do not slay them, lest at times my people may forget them. Scatter them by your virtue. And depose them, O Lord, my protector,
13 by the offense of their mouth and by the speech of their lips. And may they be caught in their arrogance. And, for their cursing and lying, they will be made known
14 at the consummation, in the fury of the consummation, and so they will be no more. And they will know that God will rule over Jacob, even to the ends of the earth.
15 They will return toward evening, and they will suffer hunger like dogs, and they will wander around the city.
16 They will be dispersed in order to gnaw, and truly, when they will not have been satisfied, they will murmur.
17 But I will sing your strength, and I will extol your mercy, in the morning. For you have been my supporter and my refuge in the day of my tribulation.
18 To you, my helper, I will sing psalms. For you are God, my supporter. My God is my mercy.
Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
10 "O my mother, woe to me! Why did you conceive me, a man of strife, a man of discord to all the earth? I have not lent money at interest, nor has anyone lent money at interest to me. Yet everyone is cursing me."
16 I discovered your words and I consumed them. And your word became to me as the gladness and joy of my heart. For your name has been invoked over me, O Lord, the God of hosts.
17 I did not sit in the company of mockers, nor did I glorify myself before the presence of your hand. I sat alone, because you filled me with threats.
18 Why has my sorrow become never-ending, and why has my wound become so dire that it refuses to be cured? It has become for me like the deception of untrustworthy waters."
19 Because of this, thus says the Lord: "If you will be converted, I will convert you. And you will stand before my face. And you will separate what is precious from what is vile. You will be my mouthpiece. They will be converted to you, but you will not be converted to them.
20 And I will present you to this people as a strong wall of brass. And they will fight against you, and they will not prevail. For I am with you, so as to save you and to rescue you, says the Lord.
21 And I will free you from hand of those who are most wicked, and I will redeem you from the hand of the powerful."
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