1:10 Know for certain that 1 I hereby give you the authority to announce to nations and kingdoms that they will be 2 uprooted and torn down, destroyed and demolished, rebuilt and firmly planted.” 3
1:11 Later the Lord asked me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” I answered, “I see a branch of an almond tree.”
2 tn Heb “I appoint you today over nations and kingdoms to uproot….” The phrase refers to the
3 sn These three pairs represent the twofold nature of Jeremiah’s prophecies, prophecies of judgment and restoration. For the further programmatic use of these pairs for Jeremiah’s ministry see 18:7-10 and 31:27-28.