“It is drawn forth and comes out of his back,
Even the glittering point from his gall.
Terrors come upon him,
“His arrows surround me.
Without mercy He splits my kidneys open;
He pours out my gall on the ground.
“All around terrors frighten him,
And harry him at every step.
If I sharpen My flashing sword,
And My hand takes hold on justice,
I will render vengeance on My adversaries,
And I will repay those who hate Me.
Then Joab said, “I will not waste time here with you.” So he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
“For the arrows of the Almighty are within me,
Their poison my spirit drinks;
The terrors of God are arrayed against me.
“Sounds of terror are in his ears;
While at peace the destroyer comes upon him.
“Terrors overtake him like a flood;
A tempest steals him away in the night.
If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword;
He has bent His bow and made it ready.
How they are destroyed in a moment!
They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!
I was afflicted and about to die from my youth on;
I suffer Your terrors; I am overcome.
On the next day, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, “Pashhur is not the name the Lord has called you, but rather Magor-missabib.
Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.