God is telling Jeremiah that he was born to share this vision: “Before you were born. The proper interpretation of Psalm 139 is that God knows each individual all the way from the pre-embryonic stage through death. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:4-5) Though this text does not use the words “choose” or “elect,” it is plain to see why it is a favorite verse for those who want to defend the Calvinistic understanding of Unconditional Election. Because He is the one who made you. These verses tell us that before you were born, God knew your identity. The Bible teaches that long before you or I were ever conceived in our mothers’ wombs, God already knew us and was calling us to be His children with a special purpose to fulfill in this world. The Lord knew you before you were born by Messianic Bible “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.” (Jeremiah 1:5) What does it mean that God knew Jeremiah before even one of his chromosomes and cells were … '” God clearly says in that verse that He knew Jeremiah before He (God) formed him in his mother's womb. It means that God had planned your creation before you were ever created. Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and … You can't know someone that doesn't exist. Before you were a twinkle in your parents’ eyes, I knew you. “The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”” LET’S TALK. He became king and because he asked the Lord for wisdom, the Lord gave him everything. First, in Jeremiah 1:5, God told Jeremiah: ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations. God’s Plans for You Started Before You Were Born By Rick Warren “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. David uses the term "me" to refer to himself before he was born. God tells Jeremiah that He knew the man before He was even born. God didn’t send you into the world to find out what you’ll do or become. The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” -Jeremiah 1:4-5. And God gifted you to do what he wanted you to do with your life … and GOD LOVES YOU enough not to leave your life to chance! Solomon was the third child God named before his birth. Before you were in your mothers’ womb. In other words He knew everything about you before you were ever born. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them (Psalm 139:16). Verse 5d is the fourth thing God told Jeremiah: “I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Before you were born, God knew what you’d do (or should do) with your life. BEFORE YOU WERE BORN, GOD KNEW YOUR LEGACY! And I knew that you would be a great prophet.” And God commands Jeremiah to share a new vision for the people of God. God "built" you in … God knows us and calls us by name. Kinda like a car designer knows all about the car they build. It is important to note that in verse 16, you have the only word in the Hebrew Bible for the word "embryo," it's the word that's translated by these words, "being yet unformed". Solomon was the son of King David and Bathsheba. Interpreting Psalm 139:16 Well, it’s the same for us! When the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, God said, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” The Prophet Isaiah also spoke about being chosen and known by name before he was even born.