New Living Translation
"O Sovereign LORD," I said, "I can't speak for you! I'm too young!"
King James Bible
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
Darby Bible Translation
And I said, Alas, Lord Jehovah! behold, I cannot speak; for I am a child.
World English Bible
Then I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh! Behold, I don't know how to speak; for I am a child."
Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah! lo, I have not known -- to speak, for I am a youth.'
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But Moses pleaded with the LORD, "O Lord, I'm not very good with words. I never have been, and I'm not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled."
"But LORD!" Moses objected. "My own people won't listen to me anymore. How can I expect Pharaoh to listen? I'm such a clumsy speaker!"
But Moses argued with the LORD, saying, "I can't do it! I'm such a clumsy speaker! Why should Pharaoh listen to me?"
1 Kings 3:7
"Now, O LORD my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn't know his way around.
"O Sovereign LORD! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you!
Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, must I be defiled by using human dung? For I have never been defiled before. From the time I was a child until now I have never eaten any animal that died of sickness or was killed by other animals. I have never eaten any meat forbidden by the law."
The other angel said, "Hurry, and say to that young man, 'Jerusalem will someday be so full of people and livestock that there won't be room enough for everyone! Many will live outside the city walls.
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