New Living Translation
The LORD replied, "Don't say, 'I'm too young,' for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jehovah said unto me, Say not, I am a child; for thou shalt go to whomsoever I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
World English Bible
But Yahweh said to me, "Don't say, 'I am a child;' for to whoever I shall send you, you shall go, and whatever I shall command you, you shall speak.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto me, 'Do not say, I am a youth, for to all to whom I send thee thou goest, and all that I command thee thou speakest.
Jeremiah 1:7 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:7 Thou shalt speak - Fear not, I will make thee eloquent and courageous.
LibraryThe Servant's Inflexible Resolve
'For the Lord God will help Me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set My face like a flint.'--ISAIAH l. 7. What a striking contrast between the tone of these words and of the preceding! There all is gentleness, docility, still communion, submission, patient endurance. Here all is energy and determination, resistance and martial vigour. It is like the contrast between a priest and a warrior. And that gentleness is the parent of this boldness. The same Will which is all submission …
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That night God came to Balaam and told him, "Since these men have come for you, get up and go with them. But do only what I tell you to do."
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.
"Get up and prepare for action. Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say. Do not be afraid of them, or I will make you look foolish in front of them.
"Tell them all this, but do not expect them to listen. Shout out your warnings, but do not expect them to respond.
"Son of man," he said, "I am sending you to the nation of Israel, a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me. They and their ancestors have been rebelling against me to this very day.
They are a stubborn and hard-hearted people. But I am sending you to say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says!'
You must give them my messages whether they listen or not. But they won't listen, for they are completely rebellious!
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