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 for 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

Bible Commentary for Jeremiah 1:5

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

  • Marvin Jackson on Jeremiah 1:5
    What is the trinidad
  • Abi on Jeremiah 1:5
    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
  • George - in Reply on Jeremiah 1:5
    How did God know me before I was in the womb? Was I in Heaven or of this Earth?
  • Mickey - in Reply on Jeremiah 1:5
    God lives outside of time. Flip over a bowl on a flat surface and you will see it. Genesis 1:1 the first thing the triune Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) did was to CREATE time. "In Beginning" God sees everything. He gives us free will. Were not robots. Bad things happen to us. He's not going to subvert choices, we or others make concerning us. He's given us his living Word to guide us. Adam & Eve chose to eat that fruit fully knowing they were not to. We are all vulnerable to bad choices unless we decide to live the known will of God toward us. "To give us an expected end". God is a loving Father. Earth is not our forever home. Follow Jesus. Ask anyone who has trusted Him.
  • George - in Reply on Jeremiah 1:5
    Thank you for your perspective on my ponderings. Being a child in the Spiritual world I have so many things to learn and absorb. This is a path I treasure walking each and every day.
  • Iyanu on Jeremiah 1:5
    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 on Jeremiah 1:5
    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.
  • Brian on Jeremiah 1:5
    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 on Jeremiah 1:5
    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
  • Sister Robinson on Jeremiah 1:5
    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!!!!


 

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