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 H6240 , in the thirteenth H8141 year H4427 [H8800] of his reign.
3 H3117 It came also in the days H3079 of Jehoiakim H1121 the son H2977 of Josiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H8552 [H8800] , to the end H6249 H6240 of the eleventh H8141 year H6667 of Zedekiah H1121 the son H2977 of Josiah H4428 king H3063 of Judah H1540 0 , to the carrying away H3389 of Jerusalem H1540 [H8800] captive H2549 in the fifth H2320 month.
5 H2962 Before H3335 [H8799] I formed H990 thee in the womb H3045 [H8804] I knew H3318 H7358 [H8799] thee; and before thou wast born H6942 [H8689] I sanctified H5414 [H8804] thee, and I ordained H5030 thee a prophet H1471 to the nations.
6 H559 [H8799] Then said H162 I, Ah H136 , Lord H3069 GOD H3045 [H8804] ! behold, I cannot H1696 [H8763] speak H5288 : for I am a child.
7 H3068 But the LORD H559 [H8799] said H559 [H8799] to me, Say H5288 not, I am a child H3212 [H8799] : for thou shalt go H7971 [H8799] to all that I shall send H6680 [H8762] thee, and whatever I command H1696 [H8762] thee thou shalt speak.
8 H3372 [H8799] Be not afraid H6440 of their faces H5337 [H8687] : for I am with thee to deliver H5002 [H8803] thee, saith H3068 the LORD.
9 H3068 Then the LORD H7971 [H8799] put forth H3027 his hand H5060 [H8686] , and touched H6310 my mouth H3068 . And the LORD H559 [H8799] said H5414 [H8804] to me, Behold, I have put H1697 my words H6310 in thy mouth.
10 H7200 [H8798] See H3117 , I have this day H6485 [H8689] set H1471 thee over the nations H4467 and over the kingdoms H5428 [H8800] , to root out H5422 [H8800] , and to pull down H6 [H8687] , and to destroy H2040 [H8800] , and to throw down H1129 [H8800] , to build H5193 [H8800] , and to plant.
11 H1697 Moreover the word H3068 of the LORD H559 [H8800] came to me, saying H3414 , Jeremiah H7200 [H8802] , what seest H559 [H8799] thou? And I said H7200 [H8802] , I see H4731 a rod H8247 of an almond tree.
12 H559 [H8799] Then said H3068 the LORD H3190 [H8689] to me, Thou hast well H7200 [H8800] seen H8245 [H8802] : for I will hasten H1697 my word H6213 [H8800] to perform it.
13 H1697 And the word H3068 of the LORD H8145 came to me the second time H559 [H8800] , saying H7200 [H8802] , What seest H559 [H8799] thou? And I said H7200 [H8802] , I see H5301 [H8803] a boiling H5518 pot H6440 ; and its face H6440 is toward H6828 the north.
14 H3068 Then the LORD H559 [H8799] said H6828 to me, Out of the north H7451 an evil H6605 [H8735] shall break forth H3427 [H8802] upon all the inhabitants H776 of the land.
15 H7121 [H8802] For, lo, I will call H4940 all the families H4467 of the kingdoms H6828 of the north H5002 [H8803] , saith H3068 the LORD H935 [H8804] ; and they shall come H5414 [H8804] , and they shall set H376 every one H3678 his throne H6607 at the entrance H8179 of the gates H3389 of Jerusalem H2346 , and against all its walls H5439 on every side H5892 , and against all the cities H3063 of Judah.
16 H1696 [H8765] And I will utter H4941 my judgments H5921 against them concerning H7451 all their wickedness H5800 [H8804] , who have forsaken H6999 [H8762] me, and have burned incense H312 to other H430 gods H7812 [H8691] , and worshipped H4639 the works H3027 of their own hands.
17 H247 [H8799] Thou therefore gird up H4975 thy loins H6965 [H8804] , and arise H1696 [H8765] , and speak H6680 [H8762] to them all that I command H2865 [H8735] thee: be not dismayed H6440 at their faces H2865 [H8686] , lest I confound H6440 thee before them.
18 H589 For, behold, I H5414 [H8804] have made H3117 thee this day H4013 a fortified 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 its princes H3548 , against its priests H5971 , and against the people H776 of the land.