Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you
Before you came to birth, I consecrated you.
I have appointed you as prophet to all the nations
So now go brace yourself for action,
Stand up and tell them all I command you
Do not be discouraged at their presence
Or in their presence I will make you dismayed,…
I, for my part today, will make you into a fortified city
A pillar of iron, a wall of bronze, to confront all of this land
Its kings and its princes, the priests and all the people – CH
They will fight against you, they’ll persecute you and oppress you.
But they shall not overcome you,
For I am with you to deliver you safely – CH