Jeremiah 20:1-6

Jeremiah and Pashhur

1 Pashhur, son of Immer, was the leader of the priests in the Lord's temple. He heard the things that Jeremiah was prophesying. 2 So he caused his men to hit Jeremiah, and to tie him up. They tied him on a seat by the highest gate. That is the gate of Benjamin at the Lord's temple. 3 The next day, Pashhur let Jeremiah go. ‘The Lord's name for you is not Pashhur, but Magor-Missabib,’ Jeremiah said.

20:3The name Magor-Missabib means ‘things everywhere round you will make you afraid’.

4 ‘The Lord says, “I will make you afraid of yourself and your friends will be afraid of you too. With your own eyes, you will see their enemies kill all your friends. I will give all the people in Judah to the king of Babylon and he will take them away. He will take them to Babylon or he will cause his soldiers to kill them. 5 I will give all the valuable things in the city to the people's enemies. I will give all your valuable things, the things that you have made, to them. They will take all the valuable things of the kings of Judah. They will take them away to Babylon because they have won their fight against you. 6 And they will take you, Pashhur, and everybody who lives in your house, to Babylon. You will die there and all your friends will die there too. You spoke false prophecies to them. They will bury you there.” ’