JEREMIAH 1:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Jeremiah 1:6 Translation & Meaning

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Then said וָאֹמַ֗ר To say (used with great latitude) Then said
I, Ah, אֲהָהּ֙ Oh! Ah
Lord אֲדֹנָ֣י The Lord (used as a proper name of God only) Lord
God! יְהוִֹ֔ה God God
behold, הִנֵּ֥ה Lo! behold
I cannot יָדַ֖עְתִּי To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) cannot
speak: דַּבֵּ֑ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue speak
for כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
I אָנֹֽכִי׃ I I
am (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a child. נַ֖עַר (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age) child

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  • 4  Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

  • 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.

  • 6  Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

  • 7  But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

  • 8  Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.




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