Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Jeremiah 20:8 in English Standard Version "For 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 You have made us the taunt of our neighbors, the derision and scorn of those around us. Ps 79:4 We have become a taunt to our neighbors, mocked and derided by those around us. Jer 6:7 As a well keeps its water fresh, so she keeps fresh her evil; violence and destruction are heard within her; sickness and wounds are ever before me. Jer 6:10 To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen; behold, the word of the Lord is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it.