Jeremiah 1:5

“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 Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

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.


Discussion for Jeremiah 1:5

  • Jacques Mervil for verse 5
    This is great of passage scriptures in the bible, let you know what true Love Of God it is ,it not what you do but who you are we are child high of God the master of true love
  • It's amazing.He is God. He created this amazing universe and everything is good. Much more myself, he created me last and best. Human. He could never have created anything that'd be useless. He is not a God of whims. Everything is carefully planned. Means I have an amazing duty to do here on earth. I have to find out what exactly it is and do it
  • If you have a special love for God and righteousness, a word of God of this form declares who you are, how you are, and for what reason are you like this. God sanctifies people since they were in the womb. God also know some people before ever they were formed or created in the womb. That 's a special knowledge of such people and not just the Omniscience character of God.
  • Eunice ciruh for verse 5
    This verse reveals to us that God has a purpose for all His children. no matter where you are born,country,village, family, He has a purpose for all. wooow, God knows you and me...glory to His Holy name.
  • 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 for verse 5
    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