3 It came also in the days of aJehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the end of the eleventh year of bZedekiah the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the exile of Jerusalem in the fifth month.
5 “Before I aformed you in the womb I knew you,
And bbefore you were born I consecrated you;
I have cappointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Behold, I do not know how to speak,
Because bI am a youth.”
“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’
aBecause everywhere I send you, you shall go,
And ball that I command you, you shall speak.
8 “aDo not be afraid of them,
For bI am with you to deliver you,” declares the Lord.
9 Then the Lord stretched out His hand and atouched my mouth, and the Lord said to me,
“Behold, I have bput My words in your mouth.
10 “See, aI have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms,
bTo pluck up and to break down,
To destroy and to overthrow,
cTo build and to plant.”
15 “For, behold, I am calling aall the families of the kingdoms of the north,” declares the Lord; “and they will come and they will bset each one his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all its walls round about and against all the ccities of Judah.
18 “Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its princes, to its priests and to the people of the land.
19 “They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you, for aI am with you to deliver you,” declares the Lord.
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