Jeremiah’s Call and Commission
1:4 The Lord said to me,
1:5 “Before I formed you in your mother’s womb 1 I chose you. 2
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, 3 I really 4 do not know how to speak well enough for that, 5 for I am too young.” 6 1:7 The Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ But go 7 to whomever I send you and say whatever I tell you. 1:8 Do not be afraid of those to whom I send you, 8 for I will be with you to protect 9 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. 10 1:10 Know for certain that 11 I hereby give you the authority to announce to nations and kingdoms that they will be 12 uprooted and torn down, destroyed and demolished, rebuilt and firmly planted.” 13