Jeremiah is angry with the Lord.
Everyone in the country is against me.
I have not lent money and I have not taken it.
But everyone says bad things about me.
I will cause your enemies to ask you for help.
They will come to you when they have great trouble,’ the Lord said to me.
He cannot break the iron from the north.’
to enemies who will attack you.
They will not pay for them
because you have done so many wrong things.
You have done bad things all over the country.
They will take you to a country that you do not know.
I am very angry. And so I am like a fire that will burn you.’
Remember me and
You are patient but do not let them kill me. Remember me.
They have made my life difficult because I work for you.
They made me very happy.
I belong to you, Lord, powerful God.
I sat alone, because you had touched me.
You had made me very angry.
And there is nothing that can help me to feel better.
It seems to me that you are not always there.
You are not always there when I need your help.
‘If you will turn to me, I will take you back.
Then you can be my servant.
If you will speak good words and not bad words,
you can speak for me.
These people will return to you,
but you must not become like them.
You will be like a wall of strong metal.
They will fight against you,
but they will not win the fight.
They will not win because I am with you.
I will save you,’ says the Lord.
I will save you from people who want to hurt you.’