The words of Yirmeyahu the son of Hilkiyah, of the Kohanim who were in `Anatot in the land of Binyamin:
to whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Yoshiyahu the son of Amon, king of Yehudah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.
It came also in the days of Yehoiakim the son of Yoshiyahu, king of Yehudah, to the end of the eleventh year of Tzidkiyahu, the son of Yoshiyahu, king of Yehudah, to the carrying away of Yerushalayim captive in the fifth month.
Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Before I formed you in the belly I knew you, and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I don't know how to speak; for I am a child.
But the LORD said to me, Don't say, I am a child; for to whoever I shall send you, you shall go, and whatever I shall command you, you shall speak.
Don't be afraid because of them; for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.
Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth; and the LORD said to me, Behold, I have put my words in your mouth: