The word of Yahweh 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."
 Then I said, "Ah, adonay Yahweh! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy." פ
 But Yahweh said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a boy'; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you,  Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says Yahweh.
 "Then Yahweh put out his hand and touched my mouth; and Yahweh said to me, "Now I have put my words in your mouth.  See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant." פ
Here again is another story of Yahweh calling a prophet. We saw Him call Amos, Hosea, and Isaiah and now Jeremiah. While Yahweh came to some as visions, He came others as the Word. He came to Jeremiah when he was just a boy; and, this is how he came to David, as well as Samuel. When David went to Saul, as he and Israel trembled because of the threat of Goliath, David told him,
“Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” (1 Kings 17:34-37)
This is not because David was naturally strong and brave. It was because he too has voiced concerns about being so young – “I am only a boy” – but Yahweh told young David the same thing He told Jeremiah above. When Yahweh’s Spirit has been poured out upon one’s soul and that Spirit allows one to hear the voice of Yahweh speaking to one, then one’s soul has true faith that Yahweh is real and can defeat any foe. True faith, from personal experience of Yahweh’s Spirit and the voice of Yahweh within, through the soul of His Son one with one’s soul means no challenge is too big. No fears or concerns will need be expressed.
When Yahweh told Isaiah, in verse five, “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,” this says Jeremiah was like Jesus. He was sent into the world as a soul that had previously earned eternal life. The soul of Jeremiah had married Yahweh while in a prior body of flesh, going by a different name; and, his service to Yahweh – either by some unknown figure in the history of Judah and Israel, or as a famous prophet who served like Samuel, Nathan, or as a Judge – is unknown, but to be intuited. As for the name “Jeremiah,” it means “Yah Throws” or “Yah Loosens,” which can signify the reuse of a saved soul “thrown back into the fire” or “let loose upon the world,” as had been before.
In verse six, the NRSV translates “adonay Yahweh” as “Lord God.” This should make one wonder why they can make “Yahweh” translate as “the Lord,” while translating “elohim” as “God,” while also capitalizing “adonay” in the singular, as “Lord.” Both “elohim” and “adonay” are plural forms of “el” and “adon,” each meaning (in the lower-case) “gods” and “lords.” As I have explained many times before (read what I have written … pick any commentary), “elohim” is an eternal spirit-god-soul-angel, which can be of the world (usually a demon) or of the divine (from Yahweh). The meaning of “Yahweh elohim” is the creation of holy man (Adam) in Eden (along with holy woman, many call ‘Eve’). The prophets – all the central characters that serve Yahweh in all the Holy Bible – are souls born into human flesh, which have been merged with the soul of Adam – thus being divinely possessed by the Son of Yahweh’s soul. While that is the meaning of “elohim,” the meaning of “adonay” says that divine presence (even the demonic possessing “elohim”) becomes the “lords” over soul and body. So, what Jeremiah exclaimed in verse six is his inborn “lords,” sent by “Yahweh,” spoke out as Jeremiah’s soul, admitting his soul alone would not know what to say. The first-person “I” makes Jeremiah be yet aware of his inner “Lord” elohim of Yahweh.
On top of that, Jeremiah was saying he had not yet had time to memorize the entire Torah. He had most probably been putting in diligent study by that time in his young life; but he was still “just a youth.” His statement was telling Yahweh that he was not yet qualified to be a priest and lead others to the meaning of Scripture. This argument was said by Yahweh to not be a problem (in verse seven). Yahweh told Jeremiah that He would lead Jeremiah Spiritually, which does not require a Big Brain to figure out things.
When verse seven has Yahweh tell Jeremiah (paraphrasing some), “I will send you to where you will go and I will tell you what to say,” this is absolutely missing in today’s Christianity. If it is missing today, it was missing when Yahweh chose Jeremiah to be a prophet of His Word. I have heard a local Baptist minister say he was saved when he was under fifteen years of age. He has said several times in my listening, “I became a Christian then.” The problem with his assumption that a teenager (maybe pre-teen at twelve?) made (this Baptist minister) was to go to a seminary as a student sponsored by the Baptist Church. When he graduated from that learning experience, he was sent o under-developed nations (as far as the populace being a ‘Christian’ minority), by the Baptist Church. My wife (an Episcopal priest while alive) swore a pact with that Church organization, in particular to be obedient to the Bishop of her diocese; and, that is not being led by Yahweh to go where He leads and say what he says to say. Certainly one can calculate that Yahweh led both to go to seminaries and follow the lead of His guides to where they said go; but that is having two masters. Jesus said one cannot serve two masters. Jeremiah served only Yahweh.
In the NRSV translation above, verse eight says, “Do not be afraid of them.” In reality, the Hebrew text has written the word “third-person masculine plural construct, rooted in “panim,” where the word says, “of their faces.” This is a reference to the First Commandment (few fully understand it, due to poor translations), which says, ‘Thou shall not wear any face other than My face before me.” In that verse [Exodus 20:3], the last word written in Hebrew is “panaya,” which again is a construct rooted in “panim.” While it can also mean “before,” the point is the “face” stands out “before” one’s soul in the flesh. The “face” word is spiritual, not physical; so, one is expected to be a soul married to Yahweh and in that divine union be a bride that wears His “face before” one’s self, whenever one is in the presence of Yahweh. As a prophet or Saint, one is always in His presence; so, one’s soul always wears His “face,” as His wife (the meaning of “in the name of”). Thus, Yahweh instructed Jeremiah not to fear the “faces” of evil (self-egos of high title standing and pedigree in the religion of the children of Jacob), because they do not wear the “face’ of Yahweh and are worthless souls.
When Yahweh told Jeremiah, “for I am with you to deliver you,” that says Yahweh planned to send his prophet Jeremiah into the lion’s den to “face” evil leaders without fear. It says the soul of Jeremiah was promised safety; and, his known death (as a mortal body of flesh bound to die) would mean his soul would return again to serve Yahweh in the spiritual realm. This means Yahweh had no plans to go meet with the powerless and the misled and gossip about how the false leaders were taking the nation to ruin. Instead, he would confront the leaders and their priests and speak as Yahweh directly telling them where they were headed.
In the translation of verse nine, the NRSV misses a comma mark after hand, so the true translation says: “and put forth Yahweh his hand , and touched over my mouth .” This says that Jeremiah was “put forth” as the “hand” of Yahweh, another extension of Him in the flesh on the material plane. When Jeremiah was “put forth,” his “mouth” was “touched” from “above,” by Yahweh. The Hebrew preposition “‘al” means “upon, above, over.” (Strong’s) Thus, the “mouth” of Jeremiah was “touched” divinely and spiritually, with no physical hand reaching down from the sky to touch Jeremiah’s lips.
The remainder of verse nine is then Yahweh explaining what the word “al- pî” (“above my mouth”) means. Yahweh said, “behold! I have put my words in your mouth.” There can be no higher “words” than those spoken by Yahweh.
The same preposition “al” is then affixed to two words in verse ten, which state “above the people” and “above the kingdoms.” Yahweh said that His Word being “above the mouth” of Jeremiah made his spoken word as a prophet hold more weight than anything spoken by “the people” or the leaders (kings and priests) of the “kingdoms.” This same “above, over, upon” power that comes from the Word of Yahweh still applies today and at all times. This means when Yahweh puts His Word in the mouth of His prophets and Saints, sending them to the “people” and the “leaders” to tell them, “Yahweh says you are wrong and must repent immediately or face self-inflicted damnation,” the same expectations are found. The “people” and the “leaders” totally reject anyone who looks like Joe Schmo, who speaks the truth never heard spoken before. Jeremiah, like all prophets and Saints, have no fear of these wearing the “faces” of the worldly realm.
The “people” and the “leaders” of such ‘kingdoms as Church denominations (just like the Temple in Jerusalem and the Judeans - to be called Jews after captivity and release) are no different today. They have all sold their souls for a dollar and are to deep in spiritual debt to think about repenting and turning their backs on Satan’s lures. Still, the prophets and Saints are sent by Yahweh to “destroy” and to “cast down” false icons of worship. Yahweh is not found over the Ark of the Covenant anymore – the Covenant was long ago broken. Yahweh does not hang out in the Temple anymore – the curtain separating the Holy of Holies has been torn in half, from top to bottom. Yahweh also does not live in communion boxes where leftover industrial wafers and wine prayed over by hired hands. Yahweh only lives in the individual tabernacles that walk and talk in the name of Yahweh, like Jeremiah. Anything less that a soul married to Yahweh and sent to be His Son resurrected in the flesh will not do. They are the problem, not the solution.