Jeremiah 18:20
Good News Translation
Is evil the payment for good? Yet they have dug a pit for me to fall in. Remember how I came to you and spoke on their behalf, so that you would not deal with them in anger.

Contemporary English Version
I tried to help them, but they are paying me back by digging a pit to trap me. I even begged you not to punish them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall evil be rendered for good, because they have digged a pit for my soul? Remember that I have stood in thy sight, to speak good for them, and to turn away thy indignation from them.

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Shall evil be rendered for good, because they have digged a pit for my soul? Remember that I have stood in thy sight, to speak good for them, and to turn away thy indignation from them.

evil.

1 Samuel 24:17-19 And he said to David: Thou art more just than I: for thou hast done good to me, and I have rewarded thee with evil. . . .

Psalm 35:12 They repaid me evil for good: to the depriving me of my soul.

Psalm 38:20 They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.

Psalm 109:4,5 Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer. . . .

Proverbs 17:13 He that rendereth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

John 10:32 Jesus answered them: Many good works I have shewed you from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?

John 15:25 But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: they hated me without cause.

digged.

Jeremiah 18:22 Let a cry be heard out of their houses: for thou shalt bring the robber upon them suddenly: because they have digged a pit to take me, and have hid snares for my feet.

Job 6:27 You rush in upon the fatherless, and you endeavour to overthrow your friend.

Psalm 7:15 He hath opened a pit and dug it: and he is fallen into the hole he made.

Psalm 35:7 For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause they have upbraided my soul.

Psalm 57:6 They prepared a snare for my feet; and they bowed down my soul. They dug a pit before my face, and they are fallen into it.

Psalm 119:95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have understood thy testimonies.

Proverbs 26:27 He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return to him.

Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

remember.

Jeremiah 7:16 Therefore do not thou pray for this people, nor take to thee praise and supplication for them: and do not withstand me: for I will not hear thee.

Jeremiah 11:14 Therefore do not thou pray for this people, and do not take up praise and prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time of their cry to me, in the time of their affliction.

Jeremiah 14:7-11,20-22 If our iniquities have testified against us, O Lord, do thou it for thy name's sake, for our rebellions are many, we have sinned against thee. . . .

Jeremiah 15:1 And the Lord said to me: If Moses and Samuel shall stand before me, my soul is not towards this people: cast them out from my sight, and let them go forth.

Genesis 18:22-32 And they turned themselves from thence, and went their way to Sodom: but Abraham as yet stood before the Lord. . . .

Psalm 106:23 And he said that he would destroy them: had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach: To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

Ezekiel 22:30,31 And I sought among them for a man that might set up a hedge, and stand in the gap before me in favour of the land, that I might not destroy it: and I found none. . . .

Zechariah 3:1,2 And the Lord shewed me Jesus the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord: and Satan stood on his right hand to be his adversary. . . .

Context
The Plot Against Jeremiah
19Give heed to me, O Lord, and hear the voice of my adversaries. 20Shall evil be rendered for good, because they have digged a pit for my soul? Remember that I have stood in thy sight, to speak good for them, and to turn away thy indignation from them.21Therefore deliver up their children to famine, and bring them into the hands of the sword: let their wives be bereaved of children and widows: and let their husbands be slain by death: let their young men be stabbed with the sword in battle.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 19:4
And Jonathan spoke good things of David to Saul, his father: and said to him: Sin not, O king, against thy servant, David, because he hath not sinned against thee, and his works are very good towards thee.

Psalm 35:7
For without cause they have hidden their net for me unto destruction: without cause they have upbraided my soul.

Psalm 35:12
They repaid me evil for good: to the depriving me of my soul.

Psalm 57:6
They prepared a snare for my feet; and they bowed down my soul. They dug a pit before my face, and they are fallen into it.

Psalm 106:23
And he said that he would destroy them: had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach: To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

Psalm 109:4
Instead of making me a return of love, they detracted me: but I gave myself to prayer.

Proverbs 17:13
He that rendereth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Jeremiah 5:26
For among my people are found wicked men, that lie in wait as fowlers, setting snares and traps to catch men.

Jeremiah 15:1
And the Lord said to me: If Moses and Samuel shall stand before me, my soul is not towards this people: cast them out from my sight, and let them go forth.

Jeremiah 18:19
Give heed to me, O Lord, and hear the voice of my adversaries.

Jeremiah 18:22
Let a cry be heard out of their houses: for thou shalt bring the robber upon them suddenly: because they have digged a pit to take me, and have hid snares for my feet.

Jeremiah 27:18
But if they be prophets, and the word of the Lord be in them: let them interpose themselves before the Lord of hosts, that the vessels which were left in the house of the Lord, and in the house of the king of Juda, and in Jerusalem, may not go to Babylon.

Lamentations 3:59
Res. Thou hast seen, O Lord, their iniquity against me: judge thou my judgment.

Additional Translations
Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember how I stood before You to speak good on their behalf, to turn Your wrath from them.Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before you to speak good for them, and to turn away your wrath from them.

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before thee to speak good for them, to turn away thy wrath from them.

Forasmuch as evil is rewarded for good; for they have spoken words against my soul, and they have hidden the punishment they meant for me; remember that I stood before thy face, to speak good for them, to turn away thy wrath from them.

Shall evil be recompensed for good? For they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before thee to speak good for them, to turn away thy wrath from them.

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before thee to speak good for them, to turn away thy fury from them.

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.

Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dug a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before you to speak good for them, to turn away your wrath from them.

Is evil recompensed instead of good, That they have dug a pit for my soul? Remember my standing before Thee to speak good of them, To turn back Thy wrath from them.
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