But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,…
A distinguished general said to Luther, as he was about to enter the presence of the judges at Worms, "Poor monk, thou art now going to make a nobler stand than I or any other captains have ever made in the bloodiest of our battles. But if thy cause is just and thou art sure of it, go forward in God's name and fear nothing. God will not forsake thee." As the Earl of Morton stood looking down into the grave of John Knox he said, "There lies one who never feared the face of man."
Parallel VersesKJV: But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,