Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.”

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 knew you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart for me before you were born; I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations." 6 I replied, "Ah, LORD God! Look, I don't know how to speak, because I'm only a young man." 7 Then the LORD told me, "Don't say, "I'm only a young man,' for you will go everywhere I send you, and you will speak everything I command you.



Cross References

Exodus 6:12

Then Moses said right in front of the LORD, "Look, the Israelis didn't listen to me, so how will Pharaoh? I'm not a persuasive speaker."

Exodus 4:10-16

Then Moses told the LORD, "Please, LORD, I'm not eloquent. I never was in the past nor am I now since you spoke to your servant. In fact, I talk too slowly and I have a speech impediment."

1 Kings 3:7-9

"You have demonstrated abundant gracious love to your servant David, my father, as he lived in your presence truthfully, righteously, and uprightly in his heart. In addition, you have kept on showing this abundant gracious love by giving him a son to sit on his throne today. Now, LORD my God, you have set me as king to replace my father David, but I'm still young. I don't have any leadership skills.

Jeremiah 32:17

"LORD! Look, you made the heavens and the earth with your great power and your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for you!

Exodus 4:1

Then Moses answered, "Look, they won't believe me and they won't listen to me. Instead, they'll say, "The LORD didn't appear to you.'"

Exodus 6:30

Moses said in the presence of the LORD, "Look, I'm not a persuasive speaker, so how will Pharaoh listen to me?"

Isaiah 6:5

"How terrible it will be for me!" I cried, "because I am ruined! I'm a man with unclean lips, and I live among a people with unclean lips! And my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies!"

Jeremiah 4:10

Then I replied, "Ah, Lord GOD, you have completely deceived this people and Jerusalem when you said, "You will have peace,' while the sword is at their throat!"

Jeremiah 14:13

Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD, look! The prophets are saying to them, "You won't see the sword and you won't experience famine. Rather, I'll give you lasting peace in this place.'"

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