|Jeremiah 1: 4 - 5, 17 - 19
||Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
||"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."
||But you, gird up your loins; arise, and say to them everything that I command you. Do not be dismayed by them, lest I dismay you before them.
||And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its princes, its priests, and the people of the land.
||They will fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, says the LORD, to deliver you."