Jeremiah 1:4

The Call of Jeremiah

4 The word of the Lord came to me:

Jeremiah 1:4 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 1:4

Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying.
] Not in the days of Jehoiakim, but in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah, ( Jeremiah 1:2 ) . The Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions read, "unto him".

Jeremiah 1:4 In-Context

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 It also came throughout the days of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, until 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 word of the Lord came to me:
5 I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you a prophet to the nations.
6 But I protested, "Oh no, Lord God ! Look, I don't know how to speak since I am [only] a youth."