Jeremiah cries out to the Lord.
You caused me to believe something that was not true.
You fought against me.
You are stronger than I am. And you won.
Nobody believes the words that I speak. They think all the time that I am a fool.
I shout out that their enemies are all round them.
And I shout that their enemies will fight. I shout that they will kill them.
These words of yours make them angry with me.
So they say bad things about me all the time.
I tried to do that. I said that I would not speak on your behalf.
But then your words burned like a fire inside me. They did not give me any rest.
I am too tired to hold them in. I cannot do it.
Let us tell the officers what he is saying.’
All my friends are waiting for me to make a mistake. They say,
‘Perhaps we can cause him to believe something that is not true.
Then we can
So those who are against me will fail. They will not win.
They will fail completely. They will be very ashamed for all time.
People will never forget that nobody should
You know what they think. They think that they are right.
Let me see you
He saves the lives of poor people from the things that bad men do.
I do not want the day that I was born ever to be happy.
He made my father very happy. He said,
‘You have a son!’
The Lord was not sorry to destroy our towns.
Destroy that man like that.
I want him to hear people who are crying in the morning.
I want him to hear the shouts of men who fight at noon.
I was not a dead body buried inside my mother.
That body would have kept her big for her whole life.
I only get troubles and things that make me sad.
People will only say bad things about me when I die.