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Jeremiah 1:4–5

The Prophet is Called

Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

5 “Before I hformed you in the womb iI knew you;

Before you were born I jsanctified 1you;

I 2ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

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Jeremiah 1:4–5 — The New International Version (NIV)

The word of the Lord came to me, saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

before you were born I set you apart;

I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

and before you were born I consecrated you;

I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Lord gave me this message:

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.

Before you were born I set you apart

and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord spoke his word to me, saying:

“Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you.

Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work.

I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Now the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations.

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I hallowed thee, I appointed thee a prophet unto the nations.

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The Lord spoke his word to me,

“Before I formed you in the womb,

I knew you.

Before you were born,

I set you apart for my holy purpose.

I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The word of the Lord came to me:

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.

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

and before you were born I consecrated you;

I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

and before you came out from the womb I consecrated you;

I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

A message came to me from the Lord. He said,

“Before I formed you in your mother’s body I chose you.

Before you were born I set you apart to serve me.

I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 1:4–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Now the word of the Lord came to me saying,

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

And before you were born I consecrated you;

I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”