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Jeremias 1

Gud kalder Jeremias til profet

1Denne bog indeholder de budskaber, som Herren åbenbarede for mig. Jeg hedder Jeremias, er præst og søn af Hilkija, og jeg kommer fra Anatot i Benjamins land. Herren begyndte at tale til mig i kong Josias[a] af Judas 13. regeringsår, og budskaberne fortsatte med at komme, mens Josiasʼ søn, Jojakim, var konge, helt frem til den femte måned i Zidkijas 11. regeringsår, da Jerusalem blev indtaget og indbyggerne ført i eksil.[b]

Herren sagde til mig: „Længe før jeg dannede dig i din mors liv, havde jeg planer for dig. Før du blev født, udvalgte jeg dig til at være profet for folkeslagene.”

„Åh, almægtige Gud!” svarede jeg. „Jeg er alt for ung. Jeg har slet ikke autoritet til at kunne tale som profet.”

„Du skal ikke undskylde dig med, at du er for ung,” svarede Herren. „Du skal bare gå, hvor jeg sender dig, og sige alt, hvad jeg befaler dig. Du skal ikke være bange for, hvordan folk vil reagere, for jeg går med dig og beskytter dig.”

Så rakte Herren hånden ud og rørte ved min mund. „Jeg vil lægge mine ord i din mund,” sagde han. 10 „Jeg giver dig hermed autoritet over folkeslag og kongeriger. Noget skal rykkes op med rode, mens andet skal plantes på ny. Noget skal rives ned til grunden, mens andet skal genopbygges.”

To syner, som bekræfter kaldet

11 Derefter sagde Herren til mig: „Jeremias! Hvad ser du?”

„Jeg ser en gren fra et mandeltræ,” svarede jeg.

12 „Det er rigtigt,” svarede Herren. „For jeg våger[c] over mit ord for at opfylde det.”

13 Lidt efter spurgte Herren: „Hvad ser du nu?”

„Jeg ser en gryde med kogende vand mod nord, og den er ved at vælte hen imod os,” svarede jeg.

14 „Rigtigt,” svarede Gud. „For ulykken vil komme nordfra og strømme ud over alle landets indbyggere. 15 Jeg tilkalder alle nordens konger med deres hære, så de kommer og belejrer Jerusalem og alle Judas byer. 16 På den måde vil jeg dømme og straffe mit folk, fordi de har forladt mig og vendt sig til andre folks guder. Nu tilbeder de afgudsbilleder, som de selv har lavet. 17 Gør dig parat til at stå frem og fortælle dem alt, hvad jeg befaler dig. Vær ikke bange for at konfrontere dem, ellers skal jeg give dig noget at være bange for. 18-19 Jeg vil gøre dig hård over for deres kritik. Jeg gør dig stærk som en befæstet by, der er umulig at indtage, urokkelig som en jernsøjle, massiv som en mur af bronze. Hele folket med kongerne, embedsmændene og præsterne i spidsen vil være imod dig, men de vil ikke kunne vinde over dig, for jeg går med dig og beskytter dig.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1,2 Teksten har Josias, søn af Amon.
  2. 1,3 Både Jojakim og Zidkija var sønner af Josias. Se 2.Kong. 22–25. Jerusalem faldt i året 586 f.Kr.
  3. 1,12 Et ordspil: Mandelgren hedder shaked på hebraisk, at våge hedder shoked.

New International Reader's Version

Jeremiah 1

1These are the words Jeremiah received from the Lord. Jeremiah was the son of Hilkiah. Jeremiah was one of the priests at Anathoth. That’s a town in the territory of Benjamin. A message from the Lord came to Jeremiah. It came in the 13th year that Josiah was king over Judah. Josiah was the son of Amon. After Josiah, his son Jehoiakim was king over Judah. The Lord’s message also came to Jeremiah during the whole time Jehoiakim ruled. The Lord continued to speak to Jeremiah while Zedekiah was king over Judah. He did this until the fifth month of the 11th year of Zedekiah’s rule. That’s when the people of Jerusalem were forced to leave their country. Zedekiah was the son of Josiah. Here is what Jeremiah said.

The Lord Appoints Jeremiah to Speak for Him

A message from the Lord came to me. The Lord said,

“Before I formed you in your mother’s body I chose you.
    Before you were born I set you apart to serve me.
    I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”

“You are my Lord and King,” I said. “I don’t know how to speak. I’m too young.”

But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I’m too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to. You must say everything I command you to say. Do not be afraid of the people I send you to. I am with you. I will save you,” announces the Lord.

Then the Lord reached out his hand. He touched my mouth and spoke to me. He said, “I have put my words in your mouth. 10 Today I am appointing you to speak to nations and kingdoms. I give you authority to pull them up by the roots and tear them down. I give you authority to destroy them and crush them. I give you authority to build them up and plant them.”

11 A message from the Lord came to me. The Lord asked me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?”

“The branch of an almond tree,” I replied.

12 The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly. I am watching to see that my word comes true.”

13 Another message from the Lord came to me. The Lord asked me, “What do you see?”

“A pot that has boiling water in it,” I answered. “It’s leaning toward us from the north.”

14 The Lord said to me, “Something very bad will be poured out on everyone who lives in this land. It will come from the north. 15 I am about to send for all the armies in the northern kingdoms,” announces the Lord.

“Their kings will come to Jerusalem.
    They will set up their thrones at the very gates of the city.
They will attack all the walls that surround the city.
    They will go to war against all the towns of Judah.
16 I will judge my people.
    They have done many evil things.
    They have deserted me.
They have burned incense to other gods.
    They have worshiped the gods
    their own hands have made.

17 “So get ready! Stand up! Tell them everything I command you to. Do not let them terrify you. If you do, I will terrify you in front of them. 18 Today I have made you like a city that has a high wall around it. I have made you like an iron pillar and a bronze wall. Now you can stand up against the whole land. You can stand against the kings and officials of Judah. You can stand against its priests and its people. 19 They will fight against you. But they will not win the battle over you. I am with you. I will save you,” announces the Lord.