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Jeremiah 1 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 These are the words of Jeremiah, Hilkiah's son, who was one of the priests from Anathoth in the land of Benjamin. 1 The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin.
2 The LORD's word came to Jeremiah in the thirteenth year of Judah's King Josiah, Amon's son, 2 The word of the LORD came to him in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah,
3 and throughout the rule of Judah's King Jehoiakim, Josiah's son, until the fifth month of the eleventh year of King Zedekiah, Josiah's son, when the people of Jerusalem were taken into exile. 3 and through the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, down to the fifth month of the eleventh year of Zedekiah son of Josiah king of Judah, when the people of Jerusalem went into exile.
4 The LORD's word came to me: 4 The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
5 "Before I created you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I set you apart; I made you a prophet to the nations." 5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
6 "Ah, LORD God," I said, "I don't know how to speak because I'm only a child." 6 "Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am only a child."
7 The LORD responded, "Don't say, ‘I'm only a child.' Where I send you, you must go; what I tell you, you must say. 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 Don't be afraid of them, because I'm with you to rescue you," declares the LORD. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD.
9 Then the LORD stretched out his hand, touched my mouth, and said to me, "I'm putting my words in your mouth. 9 Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, "Now, I have put my words in your mouth.
10 This very day I appoint you over nations and empires, to dig up and pull down, to destroy and demolish, to build and plant." 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant."
11 The LORD asked me, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" I said, "A branch of an almond tree." 11 The word of the LORD came to me: "What do you see, Jeremiah?" "I see the branch of an almond tree," I replied.
12 The LORD then said, "You are right, for I'm watching over my word until it is fulfilled." 12 The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled."
13 The LORD asked me again, "What do you see?" I said, "A pot boiling over from the north." 13 The word of the LORD came to me again: "What do you see?" "I see a boiling pot, tilting away from the north," I answered.
14 The LORD said to me, "Trouble will erupt from the north against the people of this land." 14 The LORD said to me, "From the north disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land.
15 I'm calling for all the tribes of great nations from the north, says the LORD, and they will set up their rulers by the entrances of Jerusalem, on its walls, and in every city of Judah. 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.
16 I will declare my judgment against them for doing evil: for abandoning me, worshipping other gods, and trusting in the works of their hands. 16 I will pronounce my judgments on my people because of their wickedness in forsaking me, in burning incense to other gods and in worshiping what their hands have made.
17 But you must prepare for battle and be ready to utter every word I command you. Don't be frightened before them, or I will frighten you before them. 17 "Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them.
18 Today I have made you an armed city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall against the entire land—the kings of Judah, its princes, its priests, and all its people. 18 Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land--against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land.
19 They will attack you, but they won't defeat you, because I am with you and will rescue you, declares the LORD. 19 They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD.