Bible: Jer 15:13-17

15:13 I will give away your wealth and your treasures as plunder.

I will give it away free of charge for the sins you have committed throughout your land.

15:14 I will make you serve your enemies 1  in a land that you know nothing about.

For my anger is like a fire that will burn against you.”

15:15 I said, 2 

Lord, you know how I suffer. 3 

Take thought of me and care for me.

Pay back for me those who have been persecuting me.

Do not be so patient with them that you allow them to kill me.

Be mindful of how I have put up with their insults for your sake.

15:16 As your words came to me I drank them in, 4 

and they filled my heart with joy and happiness

because I belong to you. 5 

15:17 I did not spend my time in the company of other people,

laughing and having a good time.

I stayed to myself because I felt obligated to you 6 

and because I was filled with anger at what they had done.

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