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- 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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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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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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