CLV(i) 1 Words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, of the priests who [are] in Anathoth, in the land of Benjamin, 2 unto whom the word of Yahweh has been in the days of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign, 3 and it is in the days of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, till the completion of the eleventh year of Zedekiah son of Josiah, king of Judah, till the removal of Jerusalem in the fifth month." 4 And there is a word of Yahweh unto me, saying, 5 `Before I form you in the belly, I have known you; and before you come forth from the womb I have separated you, a prophet to nations I have made you.'" 6 And I say, `Ah, Lord Yahweh! lo, I have not known--to speak, for I [am] a youth.'" 7 And Yahweh said unto me, `Do not say, I [am] a youth, for to all to whom I send you you go, and all that I command you you speak." 8 Be not afraid of their faces, for with you [am] I to deliver you, --an affirmation of Yahweh.'" 9 And Yahweh puts forth His hand, and strikes against my mouth, and Yahweh said unto me, `Lo, I have put my words in your mouth." 10 See, I have charged you this day concerning the nations, and concerning the kingdoms, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.'" 11 And there is a word of Yahweh unto me, saying, `What are you seeing, Jeremiah?' And I say, `A rod of an almond tree I am seeing.'" 12 And Yahweh said unto me, `You have well seen:for I am watching over My word to do it.'" 13 And there is a word of Yahweh unto me a second time, saying, `What are you seeing?' And I say, `A blown pot I am seeing, and its face [is] from the north.'" 14 And Yahweh said unto me, `From the north is the evil loosed against all inhabitants of the land." 15 For, lo, I am calling for all families of the kingdoms of the north, --an affirmation of Yahweh--and they have come, and put each his throne at the opening of the gates of Jerusalem, and by its walls round about, and by all cities of Judah." 16 And I have spoken My judgments with them concerning all their evil, in that they have forsaken Me, and make perfume to other elohims, and bow themselves to the works of their own hands." 17 `And you, you do gird up your loins, and have arisen, and spoken unto them all that I command you:be not affrighted because of them, lest I affright you before them." 18 And I, lo, I have given you this day for a fenced city, and for an iron pillar, and for brazen walls over all the land, to the kings of Judah, to its heads, to its priests, and to the people of the land;" 19 and they have fought against you, and they prevail not against you; for with you [am] I, --an affirmation of Yahweh--to deliver you."