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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:1 - The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:2 - The word of the LORD came to him in the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:3 - and through the reign of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, down to the fifth month of the eleventh year of Zedekiah son of Josiah king of Judah, when the people of Jerusalem went into exile.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:4 - The word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:5 - “Before I formed you in the womb I knew[fn] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:6 - “Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:7 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:8 - Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:9 - Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:10 - See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:11 - The word of the LORD came to me: “What do you see, Jeremiah?” “I see the branch of an almond tree,” I replied.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:12 - The LORD said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching[fn] to see that my word is fulfilled.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:13 - The word of the LORD came to me again: “What do you see?” “I see a pot that is boiling,” I answered. “It is tilting toward us from the north.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:14 - The LORD said to me, “From the north disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:15 - I am about to summon all the peoples of the northern kingdoms,” declares the LORD. “Their kings will come and set up their thrones in the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem; they will come against all her surrounding walls and against all the towns of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:16 - I will pronounce my judgments on my people because of their wickedness in forsaking me, in burning incense to other gods and in worshiping what their hands have made.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:17 - “Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:18 - Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:19 - They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.
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