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Jeremiah 1:4-8

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 1

4 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
5 'Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.' 6 Then I said, 'Oh, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth.' 7 But the LORD said to me, 'Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak. 8 Do not be afraid of them, For I am with you to save you,' declares the LORD.
King James Version

Chapter 1

4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. 6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. 7 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. 8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 1

4 The word of the Lord came to me:
5 I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you a prophet to the nations.
6 But I protested, "Oh no, Lord God! Look, I don't know how to speak since I am only a youth."
7 Then the Lord said to me: Do not say, "I am only a youth," for you will go to everyone I send you to and speak whatever I tell you.
8 Do not be afraid of anyone, for I will be with you to rescue you. This is the Lord's declaration.
New Living Translation

Chapter 1

4 The LORD gave me this message:
5 'I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.'
6 'O Sovereign LORD,' I said, 'I can't speak for you! I'm too young!'
7 The LORD replied, 'Don't say, 'I'm too young,' for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. 8 And don't be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the LORD, have spoken!'
English Standard Version

Chapter 1

4 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” 7 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 whatever I command you, you shall speak.
8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the LORD.”
New International Version

Chapter 1

4 The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.'
6 Alas, Sovereign LORD,' I said, 'I do not know how to speak; I am too young.'
7 But the LORD said to me, 'Do not say, 'I am too young.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,' declares the LORD.