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Jeremiah 1:5: Does this verse speak about a pre-existence?

By Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson

Certain biblical passages have been used by Latter-day Saints to back  premortality, though they have to be taken out of their context to do so. One commonly-used proof text is Jeremiah 1:5, which says,

“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.”