1 H1697 The words H3414 of Jeremiah H1121 the son H2518 of Hilkiah H3548 , of the priests H6068 that were in Anathoth H776 in the land H1144 of Benjamin:
2 H1697 To whom the word H3068 of the LORD H3117 came in the days H2977 of Josiah H1121 the son H526 of Amon H4428 king H3063 of Judah H7969 , in the thirteenth H6240 H8141 year H4427 of his reign [H8800] .
3 H3117 It came also in the days H3079 of Jehoiakim H1121 the son H2977 of Josiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H8552 , unto the end [H8800] H6249 of the eleventh H6240 H8141 year H6667 of Zedekiah H1121 the son H2977 of Josiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H1540 , unto the carrying away H3389 of Jerusalem H1540 captive [H8800] H2549 in the fifth H2320 month.
5 H2962 Before H3335 I formed [H8799] H990 thee in the belly H3045 I knew [H8804] H3318 thee; and before thou camest forth [H8799] H7358 out of the womb H6942 I sanctified [H8689] H5414 thee, and I ordained [H8804] H5030 thee a prophet H1471 unto the nations.
6 H559 Then said [H8799] H162 I, Ah H136 , Lord H3069 GOD H3045 ! behold, I cannot [H8804] H1696 speak [H8763] H5288 : for I am a child.
7 H3068 But the LORD H559 said [H8799] H559 unto me, Say [H8799] H5288 not, I am a child H3212 : for thou shalt go [H8799] H7971 to all that I shall send [H8799] H6680 thee, and whatsoever I command [H8762] H1696 thee thou shalt speak [H8762] .
8 H3372 Be not afraid [H8799] H6440 of their faces H5337 : for I am with thee to deliver [H8687] H5002 thee, saith [H8803] H3068 the LORD.
9 H3068 Then the LORD H7971 put forth [H8799] H3027 his hand H5060 , and touched [H8686] H6310 my mouth H3068 . And the LORD H559 said [H8799] H5414 unto me, Behold, I have put [H8804] H1697 my words H6310 in thy mouth.
10 H7200 See [H8798] H3117 , I have this day H6485 set [H8689] H1471 thee over the nations H4467 and over the kingdoms H5428 , to root out [H8800] H5422 , and to pull down [H8800] H6 , and to destroy [H8687] H2040 , and to throw down [H8800] H1129 , to build [H8800] H5193 , and to plant [H8800] .
11 H1697 Moreover the word H3068 of the LORD H559 came unto me, saying [H8800] H3414 , Jeremiah H7200 , what seest [H8802] H559 thou? And I said [H8799] H7200 , I see [H8802] H4731 a rod H8247 of an almond tree.
12 H559 Then said [H8799] H3068 the LORD H3190 unto me, Thou hast well [H8689] H7200 seen [H8800] H8245 : for I will hasten [H8802] H1697 my word H6213 to perform [H8800] it.
13 H1697 And the word H3068 of the LORD H8145 came unto me the second time H559 , saying [H8800] H7200 , What seest [H8802] H559 thou? And I said [H8799] H7200 , I see [H8802] H5301 a seething [H8803] H5518 pot H6440 ; and the face H6440 thereof is toward H6828 the north.
14 H3068 Then the LORD H559 said [H8799] H6828 unto me, Out of the north H7451 an evil H6605 shall break forth [H8735] H3427 upon all the inhabitants [H8802] H776 of the land.
15 H7121 For, lo, I will call [H8802] H4940 all the families H4467 of the kingdoms H6828 of the north H5002 , saith [H8803] H3068 the LORD H935 ; and they shall come [H8804] H5414 , and they shall set [H8804] H376 every one H3678 his throne H6607 at the entering H8179 of the gates H3389 of Jerusalem H2346 , and against all the walls H5439 thereof round about H5892 , and against all the cities H3063 of Judah.
16 H1696 And I will utter [H8765] H4941 my judgments H5921 against them touching H7451 all their wickedness H5800 , who have forsaken [H8804] H6999 me, and have burned incense [H8762] H312 unto other H430 gods H7812 , and worshipped [H8691] H4639 the works H3027 of their own hands.
17 H247 Thou therefore gird up [H8799] H4975 thy loins H6965 , and arise [H8804] H1696 , and speak [H8765] H6680 unto them all that I command [H8762] H2865 thee: be not dismayed [H8735] H6440 at their faces H2865 , lest I confound [H8686] H6440 thee before them.
18 H589 For, behold, I H5414 have made [H8804] H3117 thee this day H4013 a defenced H5892 city H1270 , and an iron H5982 pillar H5178 , and brasen H2346 walls H776 against the whole land H4428 , against the kings H3063 of Judah H8269 , against the princes H3548 thereof, against the priests H5971 thereof, and against the people H776 of the land.