Jeremiah 1:5

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Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed thee in the bellie, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the wombe, I sanctified thee, and I ordeined thee a Prophet vnto the nations.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Before you were formed in the body of your mother I had knowledge of you, and before your birth I made you holy; I have given you the work of being a prophet to the nations.
- Basic English Bible

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I hallowed thee, I appointed thee a prophet unto the nations.
- Darby Bible

Before I formed thee in embryo I knew thee; and before thou wast born I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet to the nations.
- Webster's Bible

Before I formed you in the belly, I knew you. Before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.
- World English Bible

`Before I form thee in the belly, I have known thee; and before thou comest forth from the womb I have separated thee, a prophet to nations I have made thee.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 1:5

1:5 I sanctified - I ordained thee for this public service. He speaks thus to Jeremiah, not to the other prophets, because he stood in need of greater encouragement than they, both in respect of the tenderness of his years, and the difficulties which he was to encounter with. The nations - To other nations besides the Jews.


Comments for Jeremiah 1:5

Brian's comment on 2015-01-07 06:10:40:

This Verse is what our children need to hear at the correct time through a wise teacher filled with the Holy Ghost of course ,to know that all things begin with God and that God is a person who is very personaly interested in His children


Chizeeik's comment on 2014-10-13 06:26:42:

to my understanding GOD is the father of all and HE is maker of all,and HE siad he that most come to HIM most beleive that HE HIS,am hapy to be HIS son


Sister Robinson's comment on 2014-08-16 21:32:45:

It is unspeakable joy, to understand that God knew us before we were even in our mother 's womb.I am confident that despite the momentary hardship here on the earth, God already won the battle for us all.My God is truly AWESOME and WORTH TO BE PRAISE FOR EVER AND EVER, AMEN!!!!


KINGSLEY KAMANGA's comment on 2014-07-15 10:08:55:

I see something from this scripture.Jesus spoke about it again.He said, 'haven 't I chosen twelve of you,and one is the devil. 'This means God knows us no matter who you are.Whether from the village,town,poor countries or richer ones.God knew you me before an eye saw you me.WE are not lost i Christ our Lord.


KIM's comment on 2014-05-05 23:21:41:



Brighton's comment on 2014-04-15 15:40:49:

are we all orained to be prophest unto the nations.


June Beresford's comment on 2014-04-03 01:40:04:

Jere 1 5 8. That God had the master plan for my life before I was conceived. His assurance that as I journey on to His higher calling fearing no one but looking to Him from whence cometh my help, He would be there to deliver and see me through. For to know God is to know no fear. Praise be to the High Most God.


LOICE MWANGI's comment on 2014-03-28 08:46:08:

the scripture want to tell us that every one of us existence is with a purpose.We were not just born but God knew we were to be born and go through what every is undergoing


Samuel's comment on 2014-03-15 12:13:50:

the creator here says Before you were formed that s what amazes me He knew me and set me apart HE planned for me he knew me he allocated me a task prophet


Thembeka's comment on 2014-02-13 04:08:38:

Before I form thee in the belly I have known thee and before thou comest forth from the womb I have separated thee a prophet to nations I have made thee mmmmm Jesus God is so amezing and the word of God need people that will read with spirit so that will understand it what revive me most in this verse is the Word before Before means previously earlier or already he heheeee it takes me back to Genesis when he said in the begining meaning you and I we were already there when God created the world now i understand what makes David in a book of Psalms said you Lord made my living days and completed them while none of them has arrived to me hhhe hhei hhhai Jesus your word is true


Mockingbird's comment on 2014-01-19 07:35:32:

This scripture is so very precious:God knew who and what I would become !!!! I am still "becoming",He ordained me/us to be a prophet.When I/we speak the word of God I/we are prophets.I am so Blessed to be known and formed by the hand of my Great and Mighty Lord and Saviour and God !!!!! Praise God for His Love!!!


Malomo Zibabo's comment on 2014-01-19 00:24:23:

This reminds us that GOD knows the purpose why we were born. So it is left for each individual to find out that reason


Margaret's comment on 2013-12-08 17:02:13:

This is regarding pre-ordained, chosen, I foreknew you before; (I chose you before the foundation of the world), the overthrow of Satan. Check out the word foundation, it is not like the foundation of a building, it is casting down. God's overthrow of the World That Then Was, spoken of by Peter. God knew Jeremiah could cut it, as a prophet, he knew him from the first heaven and earth age and knew he could trust him, to do what God wanted him to do; he cannot trust that old Devil, that cause everybit of this earth age. May God Bless you.


Thomas's comment on 2013-11-03 05:46:58:

This is the voice of God concerning the bride of Christ. God created us with a purpose, and a commission to perform in our lives. It reflected in Jeremiah's life as well as John the Baptist also. In this generation, we are the people to fulfill this prophecy by submit our life to do the will of God.


David B.'s comment on 2013-10-02 22:21:15:

For those of us who believe the bible is the Word of God, it means exactly what it says. I do not believe the Bible as it suits me, but cherish it word for word. The Creator of the universe is quite capable to make known His word to mankind until The End OF Days. With each day they are closer, not further away.


Gary H.'s comment on 2013-09-29 20:28:56:

God Almighty Has shown me what this Veres means, God know us befor we where Born because we where a living soul in Heaven Befor the fall of Adam. sense the Fall of Adam "we" needed tobe "Born of water & of Spirit"- To live life as a Mortal, Learn to Love one another as God Loves us & why Jesus Had to be our Sacrafice. I can only hope that this will help others to understand GOD'S LOVE for us.


James E.M. Sallia's comment on 2013-09-15 10:14:51:

The meaning of Jeremiah 1:5 is straight forward that what ever you might want to be in life if God has not ordained it for you before u were conceived u will labour in vain. Because God has known u before creating u and has even planned from which parents u will be born whether black or white, tall or short


Bishop James Gordon's comment on 2013-09-11 16:44:15:

Reminds me of John the Baptist and the mandate that was placed over his life


Nancy's comment on 2013-07-23 04:34:07:

As a pertains this verse, I think that God is trying to say that He is our only Creator and therefore; He already knows our form and holds our future in His hands.
Before He even created me/us,He knew us then i.e, the kinda person I would be and the type of challenges I'll go through in life. Better yet, He is always there with me at all times!


Tebogo's comment on 2012-09-13 07:39:02:

This means that God known us before we were born. We were in his mind/plans before our parent conceive us,We are not born by mistake. God blessed us even before we entered our mothers wombs.


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