Jeremiah 1:10-12 (RSV)
10 See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant."
11 And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Jeremiah, what do you see?" And I said, "I see a rod of almond."
12 Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it."