Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched(A) my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth.(B) 10 See, today I appoint you over nations(C) and kingdoms to uproot(D) and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”(E)

11 The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you see, Jeremiah?”(F)

“I see the branch of an almond tree,” I replied.

12 The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching[a](G) to see that my word is fulfilled.”

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  1. Jeremiah 1:12 The Hebrew for watching sounds like the Hebrew for almond tree.