Parallel Verses

Amplified

Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am only a youth.

New American Standard Bible

Then I said, "Alas, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth."

King James Version

Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Holman Bible

But I protested, “Oh no, Lord, God! Look, I don’t know how to speak since I am only a youth.”

International Standard Version

I replied, "Ah, LORD God! Look, I don't know how to speak, because I'm only a young man."

A Conservative Version

Then I said, Ah, lord LORD! Behold, I know not how to speak, for I am a child.

American Standard Version

Then said I, Ah, Lord Jehovah! behold, I know not how to speak; for I am a child.

Bible in Basic English

Then said I, O Lord God! see, I have no power of words, for I am a child.

Darby Translation

And I said, Alas, Lord Jehovah! behold, I cannot speak; for I am a child.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then I said, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I do not know how to speak: for I am a child.

Julia Smith Translation

And saying, Ah, Lord Jehovah, behold I knew not to speak: for I a boy.

King James 2000

Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh! Look, I do not know [how] to speak, for I [am] a youth."

Modern King James verseion

Then I said, Alas, Lord Jehovah! Behold, I do not know to speak; for I am a boy.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said I, "Oh LORD God, I cannot speak, for I am yet but young."

NET Bible

I answered, "Oh, Lord God, I really do not know how to speak well enough for that, for I am too young."

New Heart English Bible

Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD. Behold, I do not know how to speak; for I am a child."

The Emphasized Bible

Then said I - Ah! My Lord Yahweh! Lo! I know not how to speak, - For a child, am I!

Webster

Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! 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."

Youngs Literal Translation

And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah! lo, I have not known -- to speak, for I am a youth.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I, Ah
אההּ 
'ahahh 
Ah, Alas, O
Usage: 15

אדני 
'Adonay 
Usage: 438

God
יהוה 
Y@hovih 
Usage: 302

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Jeremiah 1:6

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Call Of Jeremiah

5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. 6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am only a youth. 7 But the Lord said to me, Say not, I am only a youth; for you shall go to all to whom I shall send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak.



Cross References

Exodus 6:12

But Moses said to the Lord, Behold, [my own people] the Israelites have not listened to me; how then shall Pharaoh give heed to me, who am of deficient and impeded speech?

Exodus 4:10-16

And Moses said to the Lord, O Lord, I am not eloquent or a man of words, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and have a heavy and awkward tongue.

1 Kings 3:7-9

Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of David my father, and I am but a lad [in wisdom and experience]; I know not how to go out (begin) or come in (finish).

Jeremiah 32:17

Alas, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! There is nothing too hard or too wonderful for You -- "

Exodus 4:1

And Moses answered, But behold, they will not believe me or listen to and obey my voice; for they will say, The Lord has not appeared to you.

Exodus 6:30

But Moses said to the Lord, Behold, I am of deficient and impeded speech; how then shall Pharaoh listen to me?

Isaiah 6:5

Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!

Jeremiah 4:10

Then I [Jeremiah] said, Alas, Lord God! Surely You have greatly deceived and misled this people and Jerusalem, [for the prophets represented You as] saying [to Your people], You shall have peace, whereas the sword has reached to [their very] life.

Jeremiah 14:13

Then said I, Alas, Lord God! Behold, the [false] prophets say to them, You will not see the sword, nor will you have famine; but I [the Lord] will give you assured peace (peace that lasts, the peace of truth) in this place.

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