1Now Pashhur the priest, the son of Immer, who was chief officer in the house of the Lord, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things. (1Ch 9:12; 1Ch 24:14; Ezr 2:37; Ezr 2:38; Jer 21:1; Jer 29:26; Jer 38:1)2Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper Benjamin Gate of the house of the Lord. (Jer 20:1; Jer 29:26; Jer 37:13; Ac 16:24)3The next day, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, “The Lord does not call your name Pashhur, but Terror on Every Side. (Jer 20:1)4For thus says the Lord: Behold, I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends. They shall fall by the sword of their enemies while you look on. And I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon. He shall carry them captive to Babylon, and shall strike them down with the sword. (Jer 6:25)5Moreover, I will give all the wealth of the city, all its gains, all its prized belongings, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah into the hand of their enemies, who shall plunder them and seize them and carry them to Babylon. (2Ki 20:17; 2Ki 24:12; 2Ki 25:13; Job 28:10; Eze 22:25)6And you, Pashhur, and all who dwell in your house, shall go into captivity. To Babylon you shall go, and there you shall die, and there you shall be buried, you and all your friends, to whom you have prophesied falsely.” (1Ch 9:12; Ezr 2:38; Jer 14:14; Jer 21:1; Jer 38:1)7O Lord, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger than I, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all the day; everyone mocks me. (Ps 119:51; La 3:14; Eze 14:9; 2Pe 1:21)8For whenever I speak, I cry out, I shout, “Violence and destruction!” For the word of the Lord has become for me a reproach and derision all day long. (Ps 44:13; Ps 79:4; Jer 6:7; Jer 6:10)9If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot. (Job 32:18; Ps 39:3; Jer 6:11)10For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every side! “Denounce him! Let us denounce him!” say all my close friends, watching for my fall. “Perhaps he will be deceived; then we can overcome him and take our revenge on him.” (Ps 31:13; Ps 35:15; Ps 41:9; Ps 55:13; Ps 56:6; Jer 1:19; Jer 5:22; Jer 6:25; Jer 9:4; Jer 36:16; Jer 36:20; Jer 38:22)11But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Their eternal dishonor will never be forgotten. (Jer 1:8; Jer 17:18; Jer 23:40)12O Lord of hosts, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you have I committed my cause. (Jer 11:20)13Sing to the Lord; praise the Lord! For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hand of evildoers. (Ps 35:9; Ps 109:30)14Cursed be the day on which I was born! The day when my mother bore me, let it not be blessed! (Job 3:3; Jer 15:10)15Cursed be the man who brought the news to my father, “A son is born to you,” making him very glad. (Joh 16:21)16Let that man be like the cities that the Lord overthrew without pity; let him hear a cry in the morning and an alarm at noon, (Ge 19:25; Isa 13:19; Jer 18:22)17because he did not kill me in the womb; so my mother would have been my grave, and her womb forever great. (Job 3:10)18Why did I come out from the womb to see toil and sorrow, and spend my days in shame? (Job 3:20; La 3:1)
New International Version
Jeremiah and Pashhur
1When 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.” ’
7You deceived me, 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 anymore 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.12Lord 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?
New International Reader’s Version
Jeremiah and Pashhur
1Pashhur the priest was the official in charge of the LORD’s temple. He was the son of Immer. Pashhur heard Jeremiah prophesying that Jerusalem would be destroyed.2So he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten. Then Pashhur put him in prison at the Upper Gate of Benjamin at the LORD’s temple.3The next day Pashhur set him free. Jeremiah said to him, ‘The LORD’s name for you isn’t Pashhur. The LORD’s name for you is Terror on Every Side.4The LORD says to you, “I will make you a terror to yourself. You will also be a terror to all your friends. With your own eyes you will see them die. Their enemies will kill them with swords. I will hand over all the people of Judah to the king of Babylon. He will carry them away to Babylon or kill them with swords.5I will hand over all the wealth of this city to Judah’s enemies. I will give them all its products and everything of value. I will turn over to them all the treasures that belonged to the kings of Judah. They will take these things and carry them off to Babylon.6Pashhur, you and everyone who lives in your house will also be forced to go there. You have prophesied lies to all your friends. So all of you will die and be buried in Babylon.” ’
Jeremiah complains to the Lord
7You tricked me, LORD, and I was tricked. You overpowered me and won. People make fun of me all day long. Everyone laughs at me.8Every time I speak, I cry out. All you ever tell me to talk about is fighting and trouble. Your message has brought me nothing but dishonour. It has made me suffer shame all day long.9Sometimes I think, ‘I won’t talk about his message anymore. I’ll never speak in his name again.’ But then your message burns in my heart. It’s like a fire deep inside my bones. I’m tired of holding it in. In fact, I can’t.10I hear many people whispering, ‘There is terror on every side! Bring charges against Jeremiah! Let’s bring charges against him!’ All my friends are waiting for me to slip. They are saying, ‘Perhaps he will be tricked into making a mistake. Then we’ll win out over him. We’ll get even with him.’11But you are with me like a mighty warrior. So those who are trying to harm me will trip and fall. They won’t win out over me. They will fail. They’ll be totally put to shame. Their dishonour will never be forgotten.12LORD, you rule over all. You test those who do what is right. You see what is in people’s hearts and minds. So pay them back for what they’ve done. I’ve committed my cause to you.13Sing to the LORD, you people! Give praise to him! He saves the lives of people in need. He saves them from the power of sinful people.14May the day I was born be cursed! May the day I was born to my mother not be blessed!15May the man who brought my father the news be cursed! He’s the one who made my father very glad. He said, ‘You have had a baby! It’s a boy!’16May that man be like the towns the LORD destroyed without pity. May that man hear loud weeping in the morning. May he hear a battle cry at noon.17He should have killed me in my mother’s body. He should have made my mother my grave. He should have let her body stay large for ever.18Why did I ever come out of my mother’s body? I’ve seen nothing but trouble and sorrow. My days will end in shame.
King James Version
1Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things.2Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.3And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, The LORD hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magormissabib.4For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it : and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.5Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all the labours thereof, and all the precious things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon.6And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thine house shall go into captivity: and thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies.7O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.8For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.9Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay .10For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they , and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying , Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.11But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.12But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.13Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.14Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.15Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.16And let that man be as the cities which the LORD overthrew, and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide;17Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me .18Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?
1Der Priester Paschhur, der Sohn des Immer, der Oberaufseher im Haus des HERRN, hörte, wie Jeremia dies prophezeite.2Da ließ Paschhur den Propheten Jeremia schlagen und in den Block spannen, der im oberen Benjamintor beim Haus des HERRN war.3Als Paschhur am nächsten Morgen Jeremia aus dem Block freiließ, sagte Jeremia zu ihm: Nicht mehr Paschhur nennt dich der HERR, sondern: Grauen ringsum. (Ps 31:14; Jer 6:25; Jer 20:10; Jer 46:5; Jer 49:29)4Denn so spricht der HERR: Siehe, ich mache dich zum Grauen für dich und für alle deine Freunde. Sie werden unter dem Schwert ihrer Feinde fallen und du musst mit eigenen Augen zusehen. Ganz Juda aber gebe ich in die Hand des Königs von Babel; er wird sie nach Babel wegführen und mit dem Schwert erschlagen.5Auch allen Besitz dieser Stadt, den ganzen Ertrag ihrer Arbeit, alles Kostbare und alle Schätze der Könige von Juda gebe ich in die Hand ihrer Feinde; sie werden alles rauben, wegschleppen und nach Babel bringen.6Du aber, Paschhur, und alle deine Hausgenossen, ihr werdet in die Verbannung ziehen; nach Babel wirst du kommen, dort wirst du sterben und dort begraben werden, du und alle deine Freunde, denen du Lügen geweissagt hast.
Fünfte Konfession des Propheten Jeremia
7Du hast mich betört, o HERR, / und ich ließ mich betören; / du hast mich gepackt und überwältigt.
Zum Gespött bin ich geworden den ganzen Tag, / ein jeder verhöhnt mich.8Ja, sooft ich rede, muss ich schreien, / Gewalt und Unterdrückung! muss ich rufen.
Denn das Wort des HERRN bringt mir / den ganzen Tag nur Hohn und Spott.9Sagte ich aber: Ich will nicht mehr an ihn denken / und nicht mehr in seinem Namen sprechen!,
so brannte in meinem Herzen ein Feuer, / eingeschlossen in meinen Gebeinen.
Ich mühte mich, es auszuhalten, / vermochte es aber nicht.10Ich hörte die Verleumdung der Vielen: / Grauen ringsum! Zeigt ihn an! / Wir wollen ihn anzeigen.
Meine nächsten Bekannten / warten alle darauf, dass ich stürze:
Vielleicht lässt er sich betören, / dass wir ihn überwältigen und an ihm Rache nehmen können.11Doch der HERR steht mir bei wie ein gewaltiger Held. / Darum straucheln meine Verfolger und können nicht überwältigen.
Sie werden schmählich zuschanden, da sie nichts erreichen, / in ewiger, unvergesslicher Schmach.12Aber der HERR der Heerscharen prüft den Gerechten, / er sieht Nieren und Herz.
Ich werde deine Vergeltung an ihnen sehen; / denn dir habe ich meinen Rechtsstreit anvertraut. (Jer 11:20)13Singt dem HERRN, rühmt den HERRN; / denn er rettet das Leben des Armen aus der Hand der Übeltäter. -14Verflucht der Tag, an dem ich geboren wurde; / der Tag, an dem meine Mutter mich gebar, sei nicht gesegnet. (Job 3:1; Jer 15:10)15Verflucht der Mann, / der meinem Vater die frohe Kunde brachte:
Ein Kind, ein Knabe ist dir geboren! / und ihn damit hoch erfreute.16Jener Mann gleiche den Städten, / die der HERR ohne Erbarmen zerstört hat.
Er höre Zetergeschrei am Morgen / und Schreien am Mittag,17weil er mich nicht tötete im Mutterleib. / So wäre meine Mutter mir zum Grab geworden, / ihr Schoß auf ewig schwanger geblieben.18Warum denn kam ich hervor aus dem Mutterschoß? / Nur, um Mühsal und Kummer zu erleben / und meine Tage in Schande zu beenden?