Jeremiah 1:6

“Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said I, Ah Lord God, behold, I cannot speake, for I am a childe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then I said, "Alas, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then said I, Ah, Lord Jehovah! behold, I know not how to speak; for I am a child.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then said I, O Lord God! see, I have no power of words, for I am a child.
- Basic English Bible

And I said, Alas, Lord Jehovah! behold, I cannot speak; for I am a child.
- Darby Bible

Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
- Webster's Bible

Then I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh! Behold, I don't know how to speak; for I am a child."
- World English Bible

And I say, `Ah, Lord Jehovah! lo, I have not known -- to speak, for I [am] a youth.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then said I: 'Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak; for I am a child.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Jeremiah 1

  • Pastor john mutuku
    Comment* Our calling to salvation and to the ministry is a result of God's predestined plan.Amen.
  • JOSEPH
    Our life is a warfare,satan and his followers is fighting every believer but they shall not succeed because God has said so in verse 19
  • Errol Lima
    IE=Intelligent Energy
    GENESIS 1.1=IE
    ..the fix for ..GENESIS 6.6
    ..is ..GENESIS 6.7
  • A disciple
    1. We are foreknown of God. 2. We have been created and made to be God's Prophets. 3. The strength of our assurance is that God is with us, and guiding us to do all that He says. 4. It is absolutely imperative that we have His words put in our mouths. 5. The authority of God over all Nations, for the specific purpose of being sent to root out, pull down, destroy and throw down, to build and plant.
  • A disciple
    If in the calling of Jeremiah, we all see our own calling in Christ; it is because of the Divine Calling of the LORD's Anointed the Saviour, the great Antitype of all Prophets and Saints. The things told to Jeremiah, we can and should apply to ourselves; for why else were they written? And they have all their fulfillment in the Lord Jesus Christ! As we study these words, pray them in and believe!
  • BSP
    Verse 5: God has an interest in each individual even before they are born.

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