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Jeremiah 20:14
Cursed be the day I was born!
May the day my mother bore me never be blessed.
15 Cursed be the man who brought my father the news,
saying, “A son is born to you,”
bringing him great joy.
16May that man be like the cities
that the LORD overthrew without compassion.
May he hear an outcry in the morning
and a battle cry at noon,
17because he did not kill me in the womb
so that my mother might have been my grave,
and her womb forever enlarged.
18Why did I come out of the womb
to see only trouble and sorrow,
and to end my days in shame?

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Why did Jeremiah curse an innocent man?

On one occasion Pashhur, a prominent priest, assaulted Jeremiah and had him put in pillory. For hours, he was confined in a wooden frame that may have held his feet, hands, and neck, forcing him into a distorted posture. In addition to the pain, he must have had to endure ridicule heaped on him by opposers. Jeremiah 20:1-4

Given Jeremiah’s situation, it is not surprising that he felt moved to say: "Cursed be the day I was born! May the day my mother bore me never be blessed............... Why did I come out of the womb to see only trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame? (Jeremiah 20:14-18)

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  • Good, simple and concise answer. +1. – Dottard Nov 26 '20 at 21:03
  • I think Simon asks for the man that did announce the Jeremiah's father his (prophet's) birth, as the 'innocent' one. If this is the case I see no answer yet to the question made. – Saro Fedele Nov 27 '20 at 7:30
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Has anyone considered that both Job and Jeremiah cursed their birthdays because it represented, giving Glory to self, when all Glory Belongs to the Almighty? And pagan nations served their gods in this manner, which Israel was forbidden to learn the ways of the nation's that were destroyed before them

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