22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 1st Reading

Jeremiah 20:7-9

You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped;
      you were too strong for me, and you triumphed.
   All the day I am an object of laughter;
      everyone mocks me.

   Whenever I speak, I must cry out,
      violence and outrage is my message;
   the word of the LORD has brought me
      derision and reproach all the day.

   I say to myself, I will not mention him,
      I will speak in his name no more.
   But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart,
      imprisoned in my bones;
   I grow weary holding it in, I cannot endure it.