Jeremiah 1:4-10 NIV

The Call of Jeremiah

4 The word of the LORD came to me, saying,

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      5 "Before I formed you in the womb1 I knewa2 you, before you were born3 I set you apart;4 I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.5"

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        • a 1:5 - Or "chose"
          6 "Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak;6 I am only a child."7

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          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 afraid8 of them, for I am with you9 and will rescue10 you," declares the LORD.11

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          9 Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched12 my mouth and said to me, "Now, I have put my words in your mouth.13

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          10 See, today I appoint you over nations14 and kingdoms to uproot15 and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant."16

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