Jeremiah 1:7-17 NIV

7 But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a child.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.
8 Do not be afraid1 of them, for I am with you2 and will rescue3 you," declares the LORD.4

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9 Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched5 my mouth and said to me, "Now, I have put my words in your mouth.6

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10 See, today I appoint you over nations7 and kingdoms to uproot8 and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant."9

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11 The word of the LORD came to me: "What do you see, Jeremiah?"10 "I see the branch of an almond tree," I replied.

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12 The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watchinga11 to see that my word is fulfilled."

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    • b 1:12 - The Hebrew for "watching" sounds like the Hebrew for "almond tree."
      13 The word of the LORD came to me again: "What do you see?"12 "I see a boiling pot, tilting away from the north," I answered.

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      14 The LORD said to me, "From the north13 disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land.

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      15 I am about to summon all the peoples of the northern kingdoms," declares the LORD. "Their kings will come and set up their thrones in the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem; they will come against all her surrounding walls and against all the towns of Judah.14

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      16 I will pronounce my judgments15 on my people because of their wickedness16 in forsaking me,17 in burning incense to other gods18 and in worshiping19 what their hands have made.20

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      17 "Get yourself ready! Stand up and say21 to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified22 by them, or I will terrify you before them.

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