Jeremiah 1:4

4 This is what God said:

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 God's Message began to come to him during the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amos reigned over Judah.
3 It continued to come to him during the time Jehoiakim son of Josiah reigned over Judah. And it continued to come to him clear down to the fifth month of the eleventh year of the reign of Zedekiah son of Josiah over Judah, the year that Jerusalem was taken into exile.
4 This is what God said:
5 "Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations - that's what I had in mind for you."
6 But I said, "Hold it, Master God! Look at me. I don't know anything. I'm only a boy!"