Jeremiah 1:6-10

6Then I said, “Ah, Lord  God! Behold, a  I do not know how to speak, b  for I am only a youth.” 7But 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 c  whatever I command you, you shall speak.
8 d  Do not be afraid of them,
e  for I am with you to deliver you,

declares the  Lord.”

9 f  Then the  Lord put out his hand and g  touched my mouth. And the  Lord said to me,

Behold, I have put h  my words in your mouth.
10See, I have set you this day i  over nations and over kingdoms,
j  to pluck up and to break down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.”
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