Jeremiah 1:5
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English Standard Version
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations.

English Revised Version
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations.

Webster's Bible Translation
Before I formed thee in embryo I knew thee; and before thou wast born I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet to the nations.

Jeremiah 1:5 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And it will come to pass: from new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh will come, to worship before me, saith Jehovah." New moons and Sabbaths will still be celebrated therefore; and the difference is simply this, that just as all Israel once assembled in Jerusalem at the three great feasts, all flesh now journey to Jerusalem every new moon and every Sabbath. דּי (construct דּי) signifies that which suffices, then that which is plentiful (see Isaiah 40:16), that which is due or fitting, so that (שׁבת) חדשׁ מדּי (with a temporal, not an explanatory min, as Gesenius supposes) signifies "from the time when, or as often as what is befitting to the new moon (or Sabbath) occurs" (cf., Isaiah 28:19). If (בשׁבת) בחדשׁ be added, בּ is that of exchange: as often as new moon (Sabbath) for new moon (Sabbath) is befitting, i.e., ought to occur: 1 Samuel 7:16; Zechariah 14:16 (cf., 1 Samuel 1:7; 1 Kings 10:25; 1 Chronicles 27:1 : "year by year," "month by month"). When we find (בּשׁבּתּו) בּחדשׁו as we do here, the meaning is, "as often as it has to occur on one new moon (or Sabbath) after the other," i.e., in the periodical succession of one after another. At the same time it might be interpreted in accordance with 1 Kings 8:59, בּיומו יום דּבר, which does not mean the obligation of one day after the other, but rather "of a day on the fitting day" (cf., Numbers 28:10, Numbers 28:14), although the meaning of change and not of a series might be sustained in the passage before us by the suffixless mode of expression which occurs in connection with it.

Jeremiah 1:5 Parallel Commentaries

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before I

Psalm 71:5,6 For you are my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth...

Isaiah 49:1,5 Listen, O isles, to me; and listen, you people, from far; The LORD has called me from the womb...

Luke 1:76 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

Galatians 1:15,16 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace...

I knew

Exodus 33:12,17 And Moses said to the LORD, See, you say to me, Bring up this people: and you have not let me know whom you will send with me...

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...

2 Timothy 2:19-21 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And...

and before

Luke 1:15,41 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink...

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God,

and I ordained. Heb. and I gave

Ephesians 1:22 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Ephesians 4:11,12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers...

Cross References
Luke 1:15
for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

John 10:36
do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?

1 Corinthians 8:3
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.

Galatians 1:15
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,

Psalm 139:15
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Psalm 139:16
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

Isaiah 49:1
Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name.

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