- Then I said, "Alas, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth."
- But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak.
- "Do not be afraid of them, For I am with you to deliver you," declares the LORD.
- Then the LORD stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me, "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
- "See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up and to break down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant."