The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
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"Before I formed you in the womb1 I knew2 you, before you were born3 I set you apart;4 I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.5"
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"Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak;6 I am too young."7
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But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am too young.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.
Do not be afraid8 of them, for I am with you9 and will rescue10 you," declares the LORD.11
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Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched12 my mouth and said to me, "I have put my words in your mouth.13
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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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The word of the LORD came to me: "What do you see, Jeremiah?"17 "I see the branch of an almond tree," I replied.
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The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching18 to see that my word is fulfilled."
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The word of the LORD came to me again: "What do you see?"19 "I see a pot that is boiling," I answered. "It is tilting toward us from the north."
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The LORD said to me, "From the north20 disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land.
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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.21
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I will pronounce my judgments22 on my people because of their wickedness23 in forsaking me,24 in burning incense to other gods25 and in worshiping26 what their hands have made.27
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"Get yourself ready! Stand up and say28 to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified29 by them, or I will terrify you before them.
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Today I have made you30 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.
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They will fight against you but will not overcome31 you, for I am with you32 and will rescue33 you," declares the LORD.
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