Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

Amplified

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

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 I chose you before I formed you in the womb;
I set you apart before you were born.
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.
6 But I protested, “Oh no, Lord, God! Look, I don’t know how to speak since I am only a youth.” 7 Then the Lord said to me:Do not say, “I am only a youth,”
for you will go to everyone I send you to
and speak whatever I tell you.



Cross References

Exodus 6:12

But Moses said in the Lord’s presence: “If the Israelites will not listen to me, then how will Pharaoh listen to me, since I am such a poor speaker?”

Exodus 4:10-16

But Moses replied to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent—either in the past or recently or since You have been speaking to Your servant—because I am slow and hesitant in speech.”

1 Kings 3:7-9

Lord my God, You have now made Your servant king in my father David’s place. Yet I am just a youth with no experience in leadership.

Jeremiah 32:17

Oh, Lord God! You Yourself made the heavens and earth by Your great power and with Your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You!

Exodus 4:1

Then Moses answered, “What if they won’t believe me and will not obey me but say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”

Exodus 6:30

But Moses replied in the Lord’s presence, “Since I am such a poor speaker, how will Pharaoh listen to me?”

Isaiah 6:5

Then I said:Woe is me for I am ruined
because I am a man of unclean lips
and live among a people of unclean lips,
and because my eyes have seen the King,
the Lord of Hosts.

Jeremiah 4:10

I said, “Oh no, Lord God, You have certainly deceived this people and Jerusalem, by announcing, ‘You will have peace,’ while a sword is at our throats.”

Jeremiah 14:13

And I replied, “Oh no, Lord God! The prophets are telling them, ‘You won’t see sword or suffer famine. I will certainly give you true peace in this place.’”

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