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Jeremiah 1:4-10

The Call of Jeremiah

4 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:

5 "Before I h formed you in the womb i I knew you;
Before you were born I j sanctified 1 you;
I 2 ordained you a prophet to the nations."

6 Then said I:
k "Ah, Lord GOD!
Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth."

7 But the LORD said to me:
"Do not say, 'I am a youth,'
For you shall go to all to whom I send you,
And l whatever I command you, you shall speak.
8 m Do not be afraid of their faces,
For n I am with you to deliver you," says the LORD.

9 Then the LORD put forth His hand and o touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me:
"Behold, I have p put My words in your mouth.
10 q See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To r root out and to pull down,
To destroy and to throw down,
To build and to plant."

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 49:1
    Listen, O coastlands, to Me, And take heed, you peoples from afar! The LORD has called Me from the womb; From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.
    Isaiah 49:5
    And now the LORD says, Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, To bring Jacob back to Him, So that Israel is gathered to Him (For I shall be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, And My God shall be My strength).
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 33:12
    Then Moses said to the LORD, "See, You say to me, 'Bring up this people.' But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.
  3. Cross References
    Luke 1:15
    For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
    Galatians 1:15
    But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace.
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 4:10
    Then Moses said to the LORD, "O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.
    Exodus 6:12
    And Moses spoke before the LORD, saying, "The children of Israel have not heeded me. How then shall Pharaoh heed me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?
    Exodus 6:30
    But Moses said before the LORD, "Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh heed me?
  5. Cross References
    Numbers 22:20
    And God came to Balaam at night and said to him, "If the men come to call you, rise and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you - that you shall do.
    Numbers 22:38
    And Balaam said to Balak, "Look, I have come to you! Now, have I any power at all to say anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that I must speak.
    Jeremiah 1:17
    Therefore prepare yourself and arise, And speak to them all that I command you. Do not be dismayed before their faces, Lest I dismay you before them.
    Matthew 28:20
    Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
  6. Cross References
    Ezekiel 2:6
    And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions; do not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their looks, though they are a rebellious house.
    Ezekiel 3:9
    "Like adamant stone, harder than flint, I have made your forehead; do not be afraid of them, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house."
  7. Cross References
    Exodus 3:12
    So He said, "I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.
    Deuteronomy 31:6
    "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."
    Joshua 1:5
    No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
    Jeremiah 15:20
    And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; And they will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you; For I am with you to save you And deliver you," says the LORD.
    Hebrews 13:6
    So we may boldly say: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 6:7
    And he touched my mouth with it, and said: "Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.
    Mark 7:33 - 35
    And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and touched his tongue.
  9. Cross References
    Exodus 4:11 - 16
    So the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD?
    Deuteronomy 18:18
    I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him.
    Isaiah 51:16
    And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, And say to Zion, 'You are My people.'
  10. Cross References
    1 Kings 19:17
    It shall be that whoever escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and whoever escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill.
  11. Cross References
    Jeremiah 18:7 - 10
    The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it.
    Ezekiel 22:18
    Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; they are all bronze, tin, iron, and lead, in the midst of a furnace; they have become dross from silver.
    2 Corinthians 10:4
    For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.
    2 Corinthians 10:5
    Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
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