The vision of Jeremiah (Jer 1:11-1:13)

“The word of Yahweh

Came to me.



What do you see?’

I said.

‘I see a branch of an almond tree.’

Then Yahweh said to me.

‘You have seen well.

I am watching over my word

To perform it.’

The word of Yahweh

Came to me

A second time.


‘What do you see?’

I said.

‘I see a boiling pot,

Tilted away from the north.’”

Jeremiah had a vision as the word of God came upon him. Yahweh asked him what he saw. Jeremiah responded that he saw the branch of an almond tree. Then Yahweh said that he had a good vision, since he was watching Jeremiah and how he reacted to his word. Then Yahweh asked him a second time, what he saw. This time he said that he saw a boiling pot titled away from the north towards the south.