Jeremiah 1:8

8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.

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Jeremiah 1:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
ESV
8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the LORD."
NLT
8 And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the LORD, have spoken!”
MSG
8 Don't be afraid of a soul. I'll be right there, looking after you." God's Decree.
CSB
8 Do not be afraid of anyone, for I will be with you to deliver you. [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Jeremiah 1:8 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 1:8

Be not afraid of their faces
Their stern looks, their frowning brows, and angry countenances, which would threaten him with destruction and death: for I am with thee, to deliver thee, saith the Lord;
out of their hands, when in the most imminent danger. The Targum paraphrases the words thus,

``my Word shall be thine help to deliver thee:''
which is true of Christ, the essential Word of God.

Jeremiah 1:8 In-Context

6 “Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
7 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.
8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.
9 Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth.
10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Genesis 15:1; S Joshua 8:1; Ezekiel 2:6
  • 2. S Genesis 26:3; S Joshua 1:5; Jeremiah 15:20
  • 3. ver 19; Jeremiah 15:21; Jeremiah 26:24; Jeremiah 36:26; Jeremiah 42:11
  • 4. Jeremiah 20:11
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