1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were ain Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:
2 To whom the bword of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in cthe thirteenth year of his reign.
3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, dunto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, eunto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive fin the fifth month.
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 gsanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
6 Then said I, hAh, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
7 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: ifor thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and jwhatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. 8 Be not afraid of their faces: for kI am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. 9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched lmy mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have mput my words in thy mouth. 10 nSee, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to oroot out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. 12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten pmy word to perform it. 13 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. 14 Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land. 15 For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall qset every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah. 16 And I will rutter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, swho have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.
17 Thou therefore tgird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command uthee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them. 18 For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land. 19 And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; vfor I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.
|2||b||2 Pet 1:21|
|f||2 Kin 25:8|
|1 Kin 22:14|
|10||n||1 Kin 17:1|
|o||2 Cor 10:4|
|17||t||1 Kin 18:46|