John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 8 (Jeremiah 1:8)

Be not afraid of their faces ,.... Their stern looks, their frowning brows, and angry countenances, which would threaten him with destruction and death:

for I am with thee, to deliver thee, saith the Lord ; out of their hands, when in the most imminent danger. The Targum paraphrases the words thus,

"my Word shall be thine help to deliver thee:'

which is true of Christ, the essential Word of God.

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary