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Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:5 Before I formed thee. Contrary to the “recapitulation theory” proposed by modern evolutionists and promoted by modern abortionists, Jeremiah was known by God before he was even conceived in the womb, illustrating the truth that the human embryo is fully human from the very moment of conception.

1:5 sanctified thee. Like John the Baptist (Luke 1:15) and Paul the Apostle (Galatians 1:15)—no doubt among many others—Jeremiah had actually been ordained by God for specific service even before he was born.

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