“Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:4 Then - When he was first called to his office.
1:5 I sanctified - I ordained thee for this public service. He speaks thus to Jeremiah, not to the other prophets, because he stood in need of greater encouragement than they, both in respect of the tenderness of his years, and the difficulties which he was to encounter with. The nations - To other nations besides the Jews.
1:7 Thou shalt speak - Fear not, I will make thee eloquent and courageous.