Jeremiah 1:1-3

God speaks to Jeremiah

1 Jeremiah, son of Hilkiah, spoke to the people of Israel. He was a priest. He lived at Anathoth, a town in the land that God gave to the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God spoke to him when Josiah, son of Amon, had been king of Judah for 13 years. 3 God continued to speak to him all the time that Josiah's son, Jehoiakim, was king. And he went on speaking to Jeremiah for the 11 years and 5 months that Zedekiah was king. Zedekiah was a son of King Josiah. After this, Judah's enemies took the people from Jerusalem away to a far country.