Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

Amplified


Then I said, “Ah, Lord God!
Behold, I do not know how to speak,
For I am [only] a young man.”

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.

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 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. 6 Then said I, Ah, Lord Jehovah! behold, I know not how to speak; for I am a child. 7 But Jehovah said unto me, Say not, I am a child; for to whomsoever I shall send thee thou shalt go, and whatsoever I shall command thee thou shalt speak.



Cross References

Exodus 6:12

And Moses spake before Jehovah, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?

Exodus 4:10-16

And Moses said unto Jehovah, Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

1 Kings 3:7-9

And now, O Jehovah my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child; I know not how to go out or come in.

Jeremiah 32:17

Ah Lord Jehovah! behold, thou hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great power and by thine outstretched arm; there is nothing too hard for thee,

Exodus 4:1

And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice; for they will say, Jehovah hath not appeared unto thee.

Exodus 6:30

And Moses said before Jehovah, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

Isaiah 6:5

Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts.

Jeremiah 4:10

Then said I, Ah, Lord Jehovah! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the life.

Jeremiah 14:13

Then said I, Ah, Lord Jehovah! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.

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