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Jeremiah 20:11


But the Lord is with me to help me like an awe-inspiring warrior. 1  Therefore those who persecute me will fail and will not prevail over me. They will be thoroughly disgraced because they did not succeed. Their disgrace will never be forgotten.


De 32:35,36; Ps 6:10; Ps 27:1,2; Ps 35:26; Ps 40:14; Ps 47:2; Ps 65:5; Ps 66:5; Isa 41:10,14; Isa 45:16; Jer 1:8,19; Jer 1:19; Jer 15:20; Jer 17:18; Jer 23:40; Da 12:2; Joh 18:4-6; Ro 8:31; 2Ti 4:17

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sn This line has some interesting ties with Jer 15:20-21 where Jeremiah is assured by God that he is indeed with him as he promised him when he called him (1:8, 19) and will deliver him from the clutches of wicked and violent people. The word translated here “awe-inspiring” is the same as the word “violent people” there. Jeremiah is confident that his “awe-inspiring” warrior will overcome “violent people.” The statement of confidence here is, by the way, a common element in the psalms of petition in the Psalter. The common elements of that type of psalm are all here: invocation (v. 7), lament (vv. 7-10), confession of trust/confidence in being heard (v. 11), petition (v. 12), thanksgiving or praise (v. 13). For some examples of this type of psalm see Pss 3, 7, 26.

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