- "Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am only a child."
- But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a child.' You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.
- Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD.
- Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, "Now, I have put my words in your mouth.
- See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant."