The Call of Jeremiah

The word of the Lord came to me, saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb(A) I knew[a](B) you,
    before you were born(C) I set you apart;(D)
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.(E)

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  1. Jeremiah 1:5 Or chose

17 “Get yourself ready! Stand up and say(A) to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified(B) by them, or I will terrify you before them. 18 Today I have made you(C) 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. 19 They will fight against you but will not overcome(D) you, for I am with you(E) and will rescue(F) you,” declares the Lord.

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