Jeremiah 1:10
New International Version
See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant."

New Living Translation
Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow. Others you must build up and plant."

English Standard Version
See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Berean Study Bible
See, I have appointed you today over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and plant.”

New American Standard Bible
"See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up and to break down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant."

King James Bible
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

Christian Standard Bible
See, I have appointed you today over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and demolish, to build and plant.

Contemporary English Version
and I am sending you with authority to speak to the nations for me. You will tell them of doom and destruction, and of rising and rebuilding again."

Good News Translation
Today I give you authority over nations and kingdoms to uproot and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
See, I have appointed you today over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and demolish, to build and plant.

International Standard Version
See, today I've appointed you to prophesy about nations and kingdoms, to pull up and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant."

NET Bible
Know for certain that I hereby give you the authority to announce to nations and kingdoms that they will be uprooted and torn down, destroyed and demolished, rebuilt and firmly planted."

New Heart English Bible
Look, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Today I have put you in charge of nations and kingdoms. You will uproot and tear down. You will destroy and overthrow. You will build and plant."

JPS Tanakh 1917
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, And to destroy and to overthrow; To build, and to plant.

New American Standard 1977
“See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up and to break down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
See, I have placed thee in this day over Gentiles and over kingdoms, to root out, and to destroy, and to throw out, and to cast down, to build, and to plant.

King James 2000 Bible
See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

American King James Version
See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

American Standard Version
see, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lo, I have set thee this day over the nations, and over the kingdoms, to root up, and to pull down, and to waste, and to destroy, and to build, and to plant.

Darby Bible Translation
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy, and to overthrow, to build and to plant.

English Revised Version
see, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, and to destroy and to overthrow; to build, and to plant.

Webster's Bible Translation
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

World English Bible
Behold, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant."

Young's Literal Translation
See, I have charged thee this day concerning the nations, and concerning the kingdoms, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.'
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Call of Jeremiah
9Then the LORD reached out His hand, touched my mouth, and said to me: “Behold, I have put My words into your mouth. 10See, I have appointed you today over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and plant.” 11And the word of the LORD came to me, asking, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” “I see a branch of an almond tree,” I replied.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 10:4
The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

Revelation 11:3
And I will empower my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth."

Isaiah 44:26
who confirms the message of His servant and fulfills the counsel of His messengers, who says of Jerusalem, 'She will be inhabited,' and of the cities of Judah, 'They will be rebuilt, and I will restore their ruins,'

Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I set you apart and appointed you a prophet to the nations."

Jeremiah 18:7
At any time I might announce that a nation or kingdom will be uprooted, torn down, and destroyed.

Jeremiah 18:9
And if at another time I announce that I will build up and establish a nation or kingdom,

Jeremiah 24:6
I will keep My eyes upon their good and will return them to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them.

Jeremiah 25:13
I will bring upon that land all the words I have pronounced against it, all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah prophesied against all the nations.

Jeremiah 25:17
So I took the cup from the LORD's hand and made all the nations drink from it, each one to whom the LORD had sent me,

Jeremiah 31:28
Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear them down, to demolish, destroy, and bring disaster, so will I be attentive to build them and to plant them," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 31:40
The whole valley of the dead bodies and of ashes, and all the fields as far as the Kidron Valley, to the corner of the Horse Gate to the east, will be holy to the LORD. It will never again be uprooted or demolished."

Jeremiah 36:2
"Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations, from the day I first spoke to you during the reign of Josiah until today.

Jeremiah 44:27
I am watching over them for harm and not for good, and every man of Judah who is in the land of Egypt will meet his end by sword or famine, until they are finished off.

Jeremiah 45:4
Thus Jeremiah was to say to Baruch: "This is what the LORD says: I will demolish what I have built and uproot what I have planted, throughout the land!

Jeremiah 46:1
This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations.

Ezekiel 21:19
"Now you, son of man, mark out two roads for the sword of the king of Babylon to take, both starting from the same land. And make a signpost where the road branches off to each city.

Ezekiel 23:36
Then the LORD said to me: "Son of man, will you pass judgment against Oholah and Oholibah? Then declare to them their abominations.

Ezekiel 32:18
"Son of man, wail for the multitudes of Egypt, and consign to the depths of the earth both her and the daughters of the mighty nations, with those who descend to the Pit:

Ezekiel 43:3
The vision I saw was like the one I had seen when He came to destroy the city, and like the ones I had seen by the River Kebar. I fell facedown,

Hosea 6:5
Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of My mouth, and My judgments go forth like lightning.

Treasury of Scripture

See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

I have

Jeremiah 25:15-27 For thus said the LORD God of Israel to me; Take the wine cup of …

Jeremiah 27:2-7 Thus said the LORD to me; Make you bonds and yokes, and put them on your neck…

Jeremiah 46:1 The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Gentiles;

Jeremiah 47:1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the …

Jeremiah 48:1 Against Moab thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe …

Jeremiah 49:1 Concerning the Ammonites, thus said the LORD; Has Israel no sons? …

Jeremiah 50:1 The word that the LORD spoke against Babylon and against the land …

Jeremiah 51:1 Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and …

1 Kings 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said …

Revelation 11:3-6 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy …

to root out

Jeremiah 18:7-9 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning …

1 Kings 19:17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapes the sword of Hazael …

Ezekiel 31:18 To whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden?…

Ezekiel 43:3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, …

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret to …

Zechariah 1:6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, …

2 Corinthians 10:4,5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through …

Revelation 19:19-21 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, …

to build

Jeremiah 18:9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning …

Jeremiah 24:6 For I will set my eyes on them for good, and I will bring them again …

Jeremiah 31:4,5,28 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin of Israel: …

Isaiah 44:26-28 That confirms the word of his servant, and performes the counsel …

Ezekiel 36:36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I …

Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, …







Lexicon
See,
רְאֵ֞ה (rə·’êh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

I have appointed
הִפְקַדְתִּ֣יךָ ׀ (hip̄·qaḏ·tî·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

you today
הַיּ֣וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

nations
הַגּוֹיִם֙ (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

and kingdoms
הַמַּמְלָכ֔וֹת (ham·mam·lā·ḵō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4467: Kingdom, sovereignty, dominion, reign

to uproot
לִנְת֥וֹשׁ (lin·ṯō·wōš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5428: To pull or pluck up, root out

and tear down,
וְלִנְת֖וֹץ (wə·lin·ṯō·wṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5422: To pull down, break down

to destroy
וּלְהַאֲבִ֣יד (ū·lə·ha·’ă·ḇîḏ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

and overthrow,
וְלַהֲר֑וֹס (wə·la·hă·rō·ws)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2040: To pull down, in pieces, break, & destroy

to build
לִבְנ֖וֹת (liḇ·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

and plant.”
וְלִנְטֽוֹעַ׃ (wə·lin·ṭō·w·a‘)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5193: To strike in, fix, to plant
(10) I have this day set thee . . .--With the gift, and therefore the consciousness, of a new power, there comes what would at first have been too much for the mortal vessel of the truth to bear--a prospective view of the greatness of the work before him. He is at once set (literally, made the "deputy," or representative, of God, as in Judges 9:28 and 2Chronicles 24:11, the "officer," or in Jeremiah 20:1, "chief governor") over the nations, i.e., as before, the nations external to Israel, and the "kingdoms" including it. The work at first seems one simply of destruction--to root out and ruin (so we may represent the alliterative assonance of the Hebrew), to destroy and rend asunder. But beyond that there is the hope of a work of construction. He is to "build up" the fallen ruins of Israel, to "plant" in the land that had been made desolate. The whole sequel of the book is a comment on these words. It passes through terror and darkness to the glory and the blessing of the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31).

Verse 10. - I have set thee; literally, I have made thee an overseer, or vicegerent (comp. Genesis 41:34; Judges 9:28, where the Authorized Version renders the cognate noun "officer"). To root out... to plant, viz. by pronouncing that Divine judgment which fulfils itself (comp. Jeremiah 5:14; Numbers 23:25; Isaiah 9:8, 9; Isaiah 55:11). As there is so much more threatening than promise in Jeremiah's writings, the destructive side of his activity is expressed by four verbs, the constructive only by two. 1:1-10 Jeremiah's early call to the work and office of a prophet is stated. He was to be a prophet, not to the Jews only, but to the neighbouring nations. He is still a prophet to the whole world, and it would be well if they would attend to these warnings. The Lord who formed us, knows for what particular services and purposes he intended us. But unless he sanctify us by his new-creating Spirit, we shall neither be fit for his holy service on earth, nor his holy happiness in heaven. It becomes us to have low thoughts of ourselves. Those who are young, should consider that they are so, and not venture beyond their powers. But though a sense of our own weakness and insufficiency should make us go humbly about our work, it should not make us draw back when God calls us. Those who have messages to deliver from God, must not fear the face of man. The Lord, by a sign, gave Jeremiah such a gift as was necessary. God's message should be delivered in his own words. Whatever wordly wise men or politicians may think, the safety of kingdoms is decided according to the purpose and word of God.
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