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Jeremiah 1 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:1 - These are the words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests from the town of Anathoth in the land of Benjamin.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:2 - The LORD first gave messages to Jeremiah during the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:3 - The LORD’s messages continued throughout the reign of King Jehoiakim, Josiah’s son, until the eleventh year of the reign of King Zedekiah, another of Josiah’s sons. In August[fn] of that eleventh year the people of Jerusalem were taken away as captives.
Jeremiah’s Call and First Visions

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:4 - The LORD gave me this message:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:5 - “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.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:6 - “O Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:7 - The LORD replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:8 - And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the LORD, have spoken!”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:9 - Then the LORD reached out and touched my mouth and said,
“Look, I have put my words in your mouth!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:10 - Today I appoint you to stand up
against nations and kingdoms.
Some you must uproot and tear down,
destroy and overthrow.
Others you must build up
and plant.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:11 - Then the LORD said to me, “Look, Jeremiah! What do you see?”
And I replied, “I see a branch from an almond tree.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:12 - And the LORD said, “That’s right, and it means that I am watching,[fn] and I will certainly carry out all my plans.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:13 - Then the LORD spoke to me again and asked, “What do you see now?”
And I replied, “I see a pot of boiling water, spilling from the north.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:14 - “Yes,” the LORD said, “for terror from the north will boil out on the people of this land.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:15 - Listen! I am calling the armies of the kingdoms of the north to come to Jerusalem. I, the LORD, have spoken!
“They will set their thrones
at the gates of the city.
They will attack its walls
and all the other towns of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:16 - I will pronounce judgment
on my people for all their evil—
for deserting me and burning incense to other gods.
Yes, they worship idols made with their own hands!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:17 - “Get up and prepare for action.
Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say.
Do not be afraid of them,
or I will make you look foolish in front of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:18 - For see, today I have made you strong
like a fortified city that cannot be captured,
like an iron pillar or a bronze wall.
You will stand against the whole land—
the kings, officials, priests, and people of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:19 - They will fight you, but they will fail.
For I am with you, and I will take care of you.
I, the LORD, have spoken!”
NLT Footnotes
The thirteenth year of Josiah’s reign was 627 B.C.
Hebrew In the fifth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. A number of events in Jeremiah can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Babylonian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. The fifth month in the eleventh year of Zedekiah’s reign occurred within the months of August and September 586 B.C. Also see 52:12 and the note there.
The Hebrew word for “watching” (shoqed) sounds like the word for “almond tree” (shaqed).
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