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Jeremiah’s Call and Commission

1:4 The Lord said to me,

1:5 “Before I formed you in your mother’s womb7 I chose you.8

Before you were born I set you apart.

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

1:6 I answered, “Oh, Lord God,9 I really10 do not know how to speak well enough for that,11 for I am too young.”12 1:7 The Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ But go13 to whomever I send you and say whatever I tell you. 1:8 Do not be afraid of those to whom I send you,14 for I will be with you to protect15 you,” says the Lord. 1:9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I will most assuredly give you the words you are to speak for me.16 1:10 Know for certain that17 I hereby give you the authority to announce to nations and kingdoms that they will be18 uprooted and torn down, destroyed and demolished, rebuilt and firmly planted.”19


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