The Call of Jeremiah

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,

(A)“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born (B)I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet (C)to the nations.”

Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, (D)I do not know how to speak, (E)for I am only a youth.” But the Lord said to me,

“Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’;
for to all to whom I send you, you shall go,
and (F)whatever I command you, you shall speak.
(G)Do not be afraid of them,
(H)for I am with you to deliver you,
declares the Lord.”

(I)Then the Lord put out his hand and (J)touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me,

“Behold, I have put (K)my words in your mouth.
10 See, I have set you this day (L)over nations and over kingdoms,
(M)to pluck up and to break down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.”

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV My Creative Bible for Girls, Hardcover, Purple Glitter
ESV My Creative Bible for Girls, Hardcover, Purple Glitter
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $24.99
Save: $15.00 (38%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Giant-Print Bible--soft leather-look, black
ESV Giant-Print Bible--soft leather-look, black
Retail: $69.99
Our Price: $27.99
Save: $42.00 (60%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ESV Economy Bible, Softcover, Case of 40
ESV Economy Bible, Softcover, Case of 40
Retail: $119.60
Our Price: $59.60
Save: $60.00 (50%)
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--hardcover
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--hardcover
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $29.99
Save: $20.00 (40%)