Jeremiah 1:16-18 New English Translation (NET Bible)
16 In this way[a] I will pass sentence[b] on the people of Jerusalem and Judah[c] because of all their wickedness. For they rejected me and offered sacrifices to other gods, worshiping what they made with their own hands.[d]
17 “But you, Jeremiah,[e] get yourself ready![f] Go and tell these people everything I instruct you to say. Do not be terrified of them, or I will give you good reason to be terrified of them.[g] 18 I, the Lord,[h] hereby promise to make you[i] as strong as a fortified city, an iron pillar, and a bronze wall. You will be able to stand up against all who live in[j] the land, including the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and all the people of the land.