New International Version
Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD.
New Living Translation
And don't be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the LORD, have spoken!"
English Standard Version
Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the LORD.”
New American Standard Bible
"Do not be afraid of them, For I am with you to deliver you," declares the LORD.
King James Bible
Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not be afraid of anyone, for I will be with you to deliver you. This is the LORD's declaration.
International Standard Version
Don't be afraid of them, because I am with you to deliver you," declares the LORD.
Do not be afraid of those to whom I send you, for I will be with you to protect you," says the LORD.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't be afraid of people. I am with you, and I will rescue you," declares the LORD.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Be not afraid of them; For I am with thee to deliver thee, Saith the LORD.
New American Standard 1977
“Do not be afraid of them,
For I am with you to deliver you,” declares the LORD.
Parallel CommentariesMatthew Henry's Concise Commentary
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.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Be not afraid of their faces,.... Their stern looks, their frowning brows, and angry countenances, which would threaten him with destruction and death:
for I am with thee, to deliver thee, saith the Lord; out of their hands, when in the most imminent danger. The Targum paraphrases the words thus,
"my Word shall be thine help to deliver thee:''
which is true of Christ, the essential Word of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
8. (Eze 2:6; 3:9).
I am with thee—(Ex 3:12; Jos 1:5).
Jeremiah 1:8 Additional Commentaries
The Call of Jeremiah
…7But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak. 8"Do not be afraid of them, For I am with you to deliver you," declares the LORD. 9Then the LORD stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me, "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.…
I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them
And God said, "I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain."
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD.
I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you," declares the LORD.
But the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.
I am with you and will save you,' declares the LORD. 'Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.'
Now Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had given these orders about Jeremiah through Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard:
Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the LORD, for I am with you and will save you and deliver you from his hands.
And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.
If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty's hand.
He said, "Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods."
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